Information published on 10 March 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 439.

Conference on “Innovation and Opportunities for Rail Freight in the 21st Century”

8 April 2015 at UIC HQ – Paris

  • EU project
  • Freight
  • Innovation


The EU funded SPECTRUM project is now coming to an end and its results will be presented as part of a conference with a larger theme: “Innovation and Opportunities for Rail Freight in the 21st Century”. This conference will be held on 8 April 2015 at UIC Headquarters in Paris and is free of charge.

The SPECTRUM project acronym stands for:
“Solutions and Processes to Enhance the Competitiveness of Transport by Rail in Unexploited Markets

SPECTRUM has explored the market opportunities for transport of low density, high value (LDHV) goods, utilising new and innovative rail concepts. Focus is on the extension of existing 21st century rail services and more visionary rail logistics services. Early project proceedings set the foundations for detailing concepts by defining technological and operational requirements.

Preliminary research was built upon with an assessment of existing conceptual designs and a shift in focus to assess technical and operational requirements.

SPECTRUM developed a detailed design concept for a high performance freight train that is efficiently lightweight, with driving performance characteristics that facilitate mixed running with passenger services and is capable of accommodating the required types of freight container unit.

Please register here now to secure your place if you have not yet done so: