The NEAR2 project is co-financed
by European Commission Directorate
General for Research & Innovation as
part of the 7th Framework Programme
7plogo

The NEAR2 Network of Rail Research Centres

The ultimate goal of the NEAR2 Project is to develop a Rail Research Network along the Trans-Eurasian land bridge, drawing knowledge and expertise from leading institutions and researchers from both continents. The aim of this Network will be to examine issues such as new technologies, interoperability solutions and optimized operations, and to assess market needs.  NEAR2 will establish a unique, international, interdisciplinary research capacity with the goal of contributing in advancing a major sector of the regions’ economy, as well as broaden the knowledge basis of the railway research and practice.
The Project will capitalize upon the existing structure and leverage the achievements of the existing European Rail Research Network, EURNEX, and build upon the reservoir of expertise of the project partners. The Network aims to become the resource arm of the relevant industry.
The NEAR2 Network of Rail Research Centers includes institutions classified in Working Groups based on their expertise and according to the 10 EURNEX Poles of Excellence.

Information on all the Institutions, members of the NEAR2 Network is available in the D2.2 “Data Collection Report

 

The 10 Working Groups

Pole

Topic

1

Strategy and Economics

2

Operation and System Performance

3

Rolling Stock

4

Product Qualification Methods

5

Intelligent Mobility

6

Safety and Security

7

Environment and Energy Efficiency

8

Infrastructure and Signalling

9

Human Factos and Societal Aspects

10

Training and Education