Project details

Project reference: 730617

Call reference: S2R-CFM-IP5-01-2015

Period: from 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2019

Project value: € 7 826 783

S2R (H2020) co-funding: € 3 478 222,51


Project website: under construction

Complementary project to: FR8HUB FR8RAIL FFL4E ARCC

IP Coordinator: IP5 - Dr Miroslav Obrenovic - Deutsche Bahn (


The main aim of the FR8RAIL project is the development of functional requirements for sustainable and attractive European rail freight.

The objectives of the project are:

  • A 10 % reduction in the cost of freight transport measured by tonnes per Km,
  • A 20 % reduction in the time variations during dwelling, and
  • increase attractiveness of logistic chains by making available 100 % of the rail freight transport information to logistic chain information systems.

The objectives of the FR8RAIL project will be achieved by developing a number of vital areas within freight rail.

There are six main areas of work that form the backbone of this project’s approach;

  1. Business Analytics, KPIs, Top Level Requirements,
  2. Condition Based and Predictive Maintenance,
  3. Telematics & Electrification,
  4. Running Gear, Core and Extended Market Wagon,
  5. Automatic Coupling,
  6. High level System Architecture and Integration.