Arctic Railway Infrastructure in Kolarctic (KO2011 ARINKA II)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020
Objective of the project
The railway infrastructure has a central role in the Kolarctic region and enables efficient transportation of ore, timber, goods and passengers both inside and out of the region. In Europe and in the Kolarctic region, there is an increasing demand for the railways to be better utilized through heavier, longer, faster and more frequent trains. This, together with the harsh arctic conditions, causes certain requirements for the railway infrastructure.
The project ARINKA aims to develop a cross-border railway research and development collaboration between parties in the Kolarctic region. The project aims to exchange railway technical know-how and best-practice solutions with the goal of making the Kolarctic railway more reliable through robust rail infrastructure solutions, more cost-effective maintenance and repair operations, and railway infrastructure monitoring through advanced sensor technology solutions.
Duration2018-10-15 - 2021-10-31
Total Budget / Programme funding1 € / 1 €
Lead partnerNorthern Research Institute Narvik
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PartnersLuleå University of Technology
Lapland University of Applied Scienses
Finnish transportation Agency
Federal State Budget Educational Institution for Higher Educational
Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
October Railway - Branch of Joint Stock Company