NeTIRail-INFRA final conference Ljubljana, Slovenia, Thursday 24 May 2018

On behalf of the H2020 EU-funded project NeTIRail-INFRA we would like to invite you to the FINAL CONFERENCE of the NeTIRail-INFRA Project
to be held on 24 May 2018 in Ljubljana

The NeTIRail-INFRA project is a 3-year, 5.4m€ collaborative R&D project funded by the European Commission, sponsored by INEA within the Horizon 2020 programme. NeTIRail is coordinated by The University of Sheffield, and has a total of 13 partners from 8 different countries.

Background to NeTIRail-INFRA
The NeTIRail-INFRA concept was based on designing railway infrastructure and monitoring tailored to the needs of specific lines to ensure the most cost effective and sustainable solution for different line types and geographical locations.
There is particular emphasis in the project on lesser used lines which are marginally economical and at risk of closure or require substantial public subsidies. As well as the lesser used lines the project also considers capacity constrained and freight dominated lines. And therefore, as well as identifying and developing new technologies, the project has also focused on the societal and economic benefits of marginal routes and the impact of the project’s innovations to society and the economy.

With this vision, NeTIRail-INFRA main scope has been to:

  • Identify the appropriate existing technologies for different line types and climate
  • Develop new technologies for cost effective transition zones, low cost electrification and measurement and monitoring technologies
  • Optimise S&C maintenance
  • Assess the societal and economic benefits of lesser used lines and assess the impact of the technologies developed within the project
  • Produce a GIS based decision support tool to aid asset managers in identifying the most appropriate technologies for their lines.

Conference highlights

  • Presentation of all of the technologies developed within the NeTIRail-INFRA project
  • Demonstrations of sensor technologies and the decision support tools
  • Visit of the railway museum, Networking dinner and lunch


NeTIRail-INFRA final conference Programme

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Videos of the conference are available on U-Tube at:


Project overview

David Fletcher: NeTIRail-INFRA project overview

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WP2: Track innovations and results

Jon Paragreen: Lean techniques optimisation

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Rahi Rahbari: Innovative low-cost transition zone design and modelling

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WP3: Overhead line innovations and results

Tudor Popa: current and voltage monitoring

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Tudor Popa Acceleration monitoring system

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Rahi rahbari Modelling of low cost trolley wire type overhead line system compared to catenary system

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WP4: Track monitoring innovations and results


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Alfredo Nunez: axle box acceleration measurements in Romania

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Lucian Anghel: application for comfort monitoring using low cost smartphone

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Tudor popa: Acceleration monitoring system for plain line and S&C

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Tudor popa: Upgrading old interlocking systems

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WP6: GIS asset management and decision-making tool demonstration

WP6 GIS asset management and decision-making tool demonstration

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WP5: Societal impact of innovations

Elisa Orru: Societal impact of innovations

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WP1: Economic impact of innovations and economic incentives

Manuel ojeda_cabral: The economic appraisal of NeTIRail railway innovations

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Shift2Rail activities and approaches

Nikolaos Athanasopoulos: Shift2Rail activities and approaches

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Registration form

Wednesday 23 May 2018 6.00 pm: Visit and dinner in the Slovenia railway museum

Parmova 35
1000 Ljubljana

Thursday 24 May 2018 from 9.00 am to 6 pm: NeTIRail-INFRA final conference

Slovenske železnice premises
Kolodvorska ulica 11
1506 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Room: Steklena Dvorana, basement floor

Access to the final conference venue:

From the Central Train and Bus Station and Shuttle service: less than 5 minute walking.

The closest airport to get to Ljubljana is Ljubljana airport. Other airport connections are with Zagreb, Trieste or Venice airports. For the further way along the road to Ljubljana it is possible to take a bus or shuttle service.

Transfer from Ljubljana Airport:
For transfer from Ljubljana airport there are good connections with Ljubljana by bus or shuttle services.

Bus and private airport transfer services:

Shuttle service:
• GoOpti:
• Markun:

List of hotels


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For more information, please contact Christine Hassoun at: