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FERRMED Global Study

A comprehensive “Global” Study was undertaken to define a high priority rail freight system and
to assess the feasibility of the implementation of FERRMED Standards in the FERRMED Great Axis Network. The
Study targets “to match Freight Supply and Demand during the period 2005 – 2025 in the FERRMED Great Axis
area of influence and to optimize traffic between the different modes of transportation with a view of taking
up to 30-35% of long distance inland traffic by rail by implementing FERRMED Standards and improving the

Plan of Action for the short, medium and long term in Mediterranean Corridor (between Lyon and Algeciras)

Study conducted from data resulting from the Supply/Demand, Technical, Socio-economic Global Study OF FERRMED Great Axis and its Area of Influence. The expected rail traffic and successive years of saturation in the Corridor lines have determined.

Own produced with the help of CENIT (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).

Ongoing diffusion process.

FERRMED Locomotive Concept

It defines the minimum design parameters that EU locomotives should meet in order to implement the FERRMED Standards, particularly long and heavy trains. The tools discussed are: power, pantograph, adhesion, coupling, traction, braking system, interoperability, ergonomics and safety, signage, noise and energy efficiency, among others.
Carried out by Alstom, Faiveley, Vossloh, Col·legi d'Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya, Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de la Comunidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the collaboration of APPLUS.