UNIFE e-newsletter - Summer Newsletter 2011 - 2/09/2011


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Launch of Acoutrain and Euremco European Projects

October 11th will see the kick-off event for UNIFE’s two new part EU-funded research projects, Acoutrain and Euremco. UNIFE is co-ordinating these projects, which begin on October 1st and will last for three years. ACOUTRAIN will simplify and improve the acoustic certification process of new rolling stock, in particular relating to the TSI Noise, while the objective of Euremco is to harmonise and reduce the certification process of rail vehicles against Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). The joint kick-off event will be attended by the members of the project consortia and the European Commission, as well as other key players in the sector. Project partners include rolling stock manufacturers, operators, infrastructure managers and research institutes.




UNIFE represents the European Rail Industry in Brussels since 1992. The Association gathers 69 leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment in Europe. A further one thousand suppliers of railway equipment partake in UNIFE activities through 15 national rail industry associations. UNIFE members have an 80% market share in Europe and supply more than 50% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services. UNIFE represents its membersí interests at the level of both European and international institutions. On the technical side, UNIFE works on the setting of interoperability standards and coordinates EU-funded research projects that aim at the technical harmonisation of railway systems. The association is one of the supporting bodies of the European Railway Agency.

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Max Obenaus
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UNIFE - The European Rail Industry
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