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Arctic Railway Infrastructure in Kolarctic (KO2011 ARINKA II)

Programme funding: 1 528 207 € Total budget: 1 698 008 € Duration: 15.10.2018 – 31.10.2021

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 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’s overall objective has been to exchange railway technological know-how and best-practice solutions to stakeholders within the railway sector, with the goal of making railways in Kolarctic more reliable through better utilization of the railway infrastructure, improved maintenance and repair practices and new and innovative solutions to monitor the condition of the railway.
Lead partner: Northern Research Institute Narvik. Narvik
Other partners:
*Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, SWEDEN
*Trafikverket, Luleå, SWEDEN
*Bane NOR, Hamar, NORWAY
*Lapland University of Applied Scienses, Rovaniemi, FINLAND
*Finnish transportation Agency, Oulu, FINLAND
*Federal State Budget Educational Institution for Higher Educational "Empreror Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University", St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
*Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity, RUSSIA
*October Railway - Branch of Joint Stock Company "Russian Railways", Murmansk, RUSSIA
Status: Finalised
Type of the project: Standard Projects