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Future Improvement for Energy and Noise

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Project "FINE 1" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10785

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙340˙880 €
 EC max contribution 1˙340˙880 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Cross-cutting themes and activities (CCA))
 Code Call H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2015-01-1
 Funding Scheme Shift2Rail-RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2019-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA FR (SAINT OUEN) participant 236˙865.00
3    DEUTSCHE BAHN AG DE (BERLIN) participant 159˙983.00
5    TRAFIKVERKET - TRV SE (BORLANGE) participant 73˙326.00
6    SNCF FR (SAINT DENIS) participant 71˙992.00
7    SIEMENS MOBILITY AUSTRIA GMBH AT (WIEN) participant 37˙801.00
10    PATENTES TALGO SL ES (LAS ROZAS DE MADRID) participant 23˙236.00


 Project objective

The FINE 1 project aims to reduce operational costs of railways by a reduction of energy use and noise related to rail traffic. The project results are expected to enable an increase of traffic in Europe and to enhance the attractiveness of railway in relation to other modes of transport.

The project activities will support the innovation process within the S2R Technical Demonstrators (TDs) by providing methodology and know-how to enable development of low noise and low energy TDs. The project is fully in line with the EU objectives with eight technical work packages (WPs) addressing technologies to support these objectives. The reduction of energy use for rail vehicles is as addressed in WP 3 and WP4 and will indirectly lead to reduced green-house gas emissions, also with most rail transport powered with electricity. Further, reducing energy use will lower the life cycle cost and the costs of vehicle operation. The project also aims at development of practical methods for predicting noise and vibration performance on system level including both rolling stock, infrastructure and its environment. Prediction of interior vehicle noise is addressed in WP 7 and source modelling for interior and exterior noise in WP 8. With an accurate characterization of each contributing source, it will be possible to optimize cost benefit scenarios, as addressed in WP 6, as well as take exposure and comfort into account. Finally, the auralisation and visualisation techniques of traffic noise scenarios and the noise control techniques developed in WP 9, support the reduction of noise exposure for residents by efficient traffic planning and novel mitigation techniques.

In summary, the expected FINE 1 advances of the state-of-the-art in noise modelling and control as well as in energy management and control methodology, will improve the competitiveness of the European railway system compared to other modes of transportation and thus promoting a modal shift to rail.


List of deliverables.
Dominant energy efficiency parameters of system platform Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Evaluation of Energy KPI - interim Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Evaluation of noise mitigation effects exposure of the reference situations for parking- and stand still-mode Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Set up a dissemination and exploitation plan for the project including a public website Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Characterisation and specification requirements Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Vehicle Scenarios for N&V Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Requirements for Auralisation and Visualisation Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Requirements for an active noise technology window Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
List of TDs influencing the N&V performance of the system Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:10
Review of state of the art for industrial interior noise predictions Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:10
Requirement Specification for Energy Simulation Tool Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Energy baseline Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Evaluation of noise mitigation exposure effects of the reference situations for pass-by noise Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11
Definition of traffic scenarios Documents, reports 2020-01-29 13:52:11

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FINE 1 deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Judit Sandor, Siv Leth
Innovation to make rail more resilient to noise and vibration
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12th UIC Workshop on Railway Noise & Vibrations 2020-02-19
2019 Karl-Richard Kirchner, Torsten Kohrs, Haike Brick, Dennis Fast
Airborne sound source characterization for railway noise predictions - based on vibration measurements and numerical simulations
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INTERNOISE 2019 2020-02-19
2018 Torsten Kohrs, Karl-Richard Kirchner, Dennis Fast, Alberto Vallespin, Joan Sapena, Ainara Guiral, Otto Martner
Sound propagation and distribution around typical train carbody structures
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EURONOISE 2018 2020-02-19
2018 BTG
Presentation of CCA WA Energy work for review and definition of a way forward
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UNIFE Energy Efficiency group 2020-02-19
2019 Svenja Hainz, Siv Leth, Elodie Vannier, Rüdiger Garburg, Dennis Fast
Noise Assessment of Railway Innovations
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Hands on Sustainable Mobility 2020-02-19
2019 Nezam Sanei, Siv Leth
Noise in Shift2Rail European Rail Research Project
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WCRR 2019 2020-02-19
2018 DB, BTG, SNCF, TU Berlin
Joint poster presentation of FINE1 and DESTINATE
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11th UIC Noise workshop 2020-02-19
2019 Holger Dittus, Henry Völker, Lukas Pröhl, Harald Aschemann, Stefan Heibl, Roberto Palacin
Energy assessment in Shift2Rail European Rail Research Project
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WCRR 2019 2020-02-19
2019 BTG
Presentation of CCA WA Energy work for review and definition of a way forward
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UNIFE Lifecycle Cost Assessment group 2020-02-19
2019 SNCF
Presentation of CCA WA Energy work for feedback
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UIC Energy Efficiency and CO2 Network conference workshop 2020-02-19
2019 Nezam Sanei, Martin Glesser, Joan Sapena, Simone Ferella, Andrew Elliott
Structure-borne noise characterization of an air generation and treatment unit (AGTU) for a train by using blocked forces method
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INTERNOISE 2019 2020-02-19
2018 Jenny Böhm, Léo Baures
Akustikforschung im Rahmen von Shift2Rail - Vorstellung der komplementären Projekte DESTINATE und FINE1
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Eisenbahnwesenseminar 2020-02-19
2019 Zhendong Liu, Mats Berg, Tohmmy Bustad
Review of existing energy labelling systems and a proposal for rail vehicles
published pages: , ISSN: 0954-4097, DOI:
Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit 2020-02-19
2019 Alberto Vallespin, Joan Sapena, Clement Dalmagne
Acoustic wall pressure simulation in a train using Boundary Element and Beam tracing methods
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INTERNOISE 2019 2020-02-19
2019 Torsten Kohrs, Karl-Richard Kirchner, Haike Brick, Dennis Fast, Ainara Guiral
Industrial engineering framework for railway interior noise predictions
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IWRN13 2020-02-19
2018 Siv Leth, David Burroughs
The quiet revolution in noise abatement
published pages: , ISSN: 0744-5326, DOI:
International Railway Journal 2020-02-19

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