Work Package 4
Innovative rail operation concepts

Responsible partner: Kombiverkehr

Research Activity 4 is one of the core components of the CREAM Project and will develop an implementation concept for innovative rail freight services along the corridor. The results achieved in RA 1 (Templates on innovative rail-based supply chains) will be taken up and further developed reflecting the specific characteristics of the CREAM corridor.

Research Activity 4 is divided into

  • RA 4.1 - Overall approach to match the "magic triangle" of rail transport
  • RA 4.2 - STRING OF PEARLS rail operation system for intermodal rail/road services
  • RA 4.3 - Multi-mode rail/short sea operational concept for intermodal services from/to Turkey via Italy
  • RA 4.4 - Operational concept for extending intermodal rail services beyond the corridor to central Turkey and Middle East

Work Progress WP 4

The results of the related research activities are documented in the deliverables DR 4.1, DR 4.2, DR 4.3 and DR 4.4 which are all confidential or restricted to a specific group, defined by the consortium consortium.

The CREAM-Newsletter, Issue 2 from May 2008 (page 1; April-News), Issue 3 from September 2008 (page 2) and Issue 6 from May 2010 (pages 1-6) informed on the status of WP 4.2. Publishable results are included in the Final Report on page 82-91: "String of Pearls network of open intermodal rail services".

The CREAM-Newsletter, Issue 3 from September 2008 (page 2) informed on the status of WP 4.3. Publishable results are included in the Final Report on page 92-95: "Multimodal rail/short-sea transport service Turkey – Italy - Germany".

The CREAM-Newsletter, Issue 3 from September 2008 (page 3) informed on the status of RA 4.4 "Extending intermodal rail services beyond the corridor towards Central Turkey and Middle East". Related publishable results are included in the Final Report on page 100-103: "Container train Istanbul – Tehran - Islamabad".

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