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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.

Main activities

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.


Basic information