Below you will find a summary of the most important information on the individual projects. Has a project aroused your interest? Please feel free to contact us by e-mail or telephone!

For the railway as a means of transport, there are extensive plans at national and international level to expand capacity for both freight and passenger transport. The increases in traffic frequency, transported masses and vehicle choice as operational parameters have different effects on sound immission levels along the railway infrastructure. At the same time, various parameters of the rail infrastructure influence the emitted sound and can also serve to reduce sound levels. In any case, an increase in potentially annoying sound levels must be assumed - assuming constant parameters with the exception of traffic frequency and transported masses as capacity-increasing measures.  Due to the complex interrelationships between the parameters axle numbers, rail and wheel roughness as well as other railway infrastructure, vehicle and operating parameters, their effects on immission levels cannot be generally represented and require multidimensional or multivariate analyses.

In the railway noise study, prognosis calculations with different values of the input parameters are carried out for different, meaningful immission points according to the calculation model contained in Annex II of the EU Environmental Noise Directive, which was implemented as national regulations RVE 04.01.02 and ÖAL 28. Different, typical line cross-sections (urban line, single-track regional line and double-track high-capacity line) are considered, each without and with noise barrier. These investigations are carried out by the civil engineering office DI Dr. Christian Kirisits and the TU Wien as subcontractors.

In detail, individual vehicles will first be considered by means of sensitivity analyses and individual parameters will be varied in order to systematically determine the magnitudes of their influences in the various situations. Based on this, immissions are calculated and compared for plausible operating scenarios for 2023 and for operating forecasts for 2040+. In addition, selected parameters will be varied according to the findings from the individual variations. In addition to increasing the understanding of the forecast model and its input parameters, such multidimensional analyses with realistic operating scenarios are also intended to show possibilities for counteracting the estimated immission increases for 2040+ and introducing mitigation measures in a timely manner. Therefore, the railway noise study is an essential basic work for the future, noise-compatible traffic developments of the railway system.

Duration 02/2023 - 06/2023

Express freight dispatch using passenger rail transport

The aim of the CargoPV+ project is to develop a new system for express freight transport that is compatible with current and future requirements and framework conditions, using dense passenger rail transport. Existing, regular services as well as high speeds over longer distances are to be used synergistically and climate-neutrally for the transport of (time-sensitive) shipments. Based on existing knowledge and knowledge to be further deepened on the needs and requirements of potential customers and on technical and operational framework conditions, an overall system consisting of an operator model, the transfer points, the first and last mile, the secured transport area in the train and all relevant (IT) interfaces will be developed and tested in the project. The focus is on mandatory solutions that enable secure and reliable transport and comply with all requirements of railway operations (punctuality, safety, etc.).

Duration 02/2022 - 01/2024

Funded within the framework of the FFG programme Mobility of the Future

More information on the CargoPV+ project on the FFG website, opens an external URL in a new window

Technical support for the processing of interoperability topics

Duration 12/2018 - 06/2023

Client: ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

Integration of public transport stations into the routines of daily life to strengthen equal mobility

In order to achieve the environmental policy goals of increasing the use of public transport, all stages of the route chain must meet people's requirements in the best possible way. Public transport stations in peripheral rural areas are often rudimentarily equipped and do not fully reflect mobility needs. In particular, requirements from the perspective of gender & diversity are inevitably insufficiently considered and hardly take into account the different reasons why mobility needs arise in the first place. In order to increase the attractiveness and use of public transport, measures are being designed in the project that enable the best possible integration of public transport stations into the processes of daily life, taking into account the different needs of people, and at the same time strengthen structurally weak regions.

Duration 07/2021 - 12/2023

Funded within the framework of the FFG programme FEMtech

More information on the Station4All project on the FFG website, opens an external URL in a new window

Simulation tool for increasing the sustainability and efficiency of public transport vehicles

The aim of the TrainOptimizer 2.0 project is to develop simulation software that can be used by manufacturers and operating institutions of public transport vehicles to evaluate and optimise their efficiency in terms of passenger changing time, space utilisation, passenger comfort, luggage accommodation, achievable load factors and accessibility. This software should thereby make a significant contribution to increasing efficiency, improving sustainability and making vehicles equally usable for all people.

Duration 09/2021 - 08/2023

Funded within the framework of the FFG programme Fast Track Digital

More information on the TrainOptimizer project on the FFG website, opens an external URL in a new window

Preparation of an evaluation of different concepts for the implementation of the project "Decarbonization Zillertalbahn"

Duration: 10/2023 - 12/2023

Client: Office of the Tyrolean Provincial Government