IN2STEMPO: How smart maintenance could help support the decarbonisation of our rail network
Ahead of the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) next Unlocking Innovation webinar series – focusing on Routes to Zero Carbon Rail – RIA’s Public Affairs & PR Director, Max Sugarman, speaks to Network Rail’s Project Manager and Coordinator for IN2STEMPO, Aneta Tumilowicz, about the opportunities and benefits from the IN2STEMPO smart infrastructure project.
There is a huge amount of work going on in rail innovation, both in the UK and across the world. Much of this work is using smart solutions to create a more effective rail network, to reduce our impact on the network and to improve our railways for customers.
The IN2STEMPO project is doing all three of these things. The project is part of the Shift2Rail programme, the European-wide initiative to develop railway research that produces innovations and solutions that improve rail travel. Speaking to Aneta Tumilowicz, Project Manager and Coordinator for IN2STEMPO at Network Rail, it’s clear to see that the project is at the heart of Shift2Rail’s aims of improving rail travel through technology and innovation.
What is IN2STEMPO?
Supported by Network Rail’s R&D portfolio, the research project is divided into three key areas of research: Smart power supply; smart metering; and the more effective and safer design of stations. The aim of the project is to use smart technology, monitoring and design to improve experiences for passengers and to reduce the impact on the environment.
Big Data, Digitalisation, Infrastructure Developments, Passenger Experience/Satisfaction, Station Developments, Sustainability/Decarbonisation, Technology & Software, Track/Infrastructure Maintenance & Engineering