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Harmonised and Modernised Multidisciplinary Railway Education (EDU-RAIL)

Head of the Project from TSI: Prof. Igor Kabashkin

Period:  01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018.

Interreg Central Baltic poster of the project

General information

Project “Harmonised and Modernised Multidisciplinary Railway Education” (EDU-RAIL) started in October 2015 within the frame of INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020. 

The project EDU-RAIL aims at reducing fragmentation of railway engineering, transport and logistics vocational education and training programmes in the region. By harmonising and modernising railway education through jointly developed regional specialisation modules the project contributes to the development and further integration of the Central Baltic labour market.

In practice the project jointly develops aligned specialisation modules that take into account the needs of the regional labour market, including shared challenges of further integration with European railway system and joint regional aspects.  The harmonised and modernised teaching process allow the railway institutions to better prepare the educate specialists for the regional employers need and demand in order to enable smooth cross-border rail transportation within the common transport area.

As a result of the project five multipurpose specialisation modules are designed for full-time students and for in-service training programmes. The project contributes to reducing fragmentation of railway education in the region by harmonising railway engineering, transport and logistics programmes. Cross-border cooperation enables the educational institutions to achieve the necessary methodological strength to solve together regional challenges and to raise the quality of railway vocational education and training programmes.

Lead partner of the project is TTK University of Applied Sciences (Tallinn, Estonia).

Project partners are KRAO (Kouvola, Finland), Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Riga, Latvia), Häme University of Applied Sciences (Hämeenlinna, Finland) and Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia).

Additional information about the project is at the webpage http://edu-rail.tsi.lv

Working packages

Working packages

WP title

WP responsible partner

WP1

Management

TTK University of Applied Sciences

WP2

Specialisation modules

Häme University of Applied Sciences

WP3

Module subjects,

methodology and

materials, piloting

Riga Technical university

WP4

Communication

TTI Transport and Telecommunication Institute

The project EDU-RAIL aims at reducing fragmentation of railway engineering and logistics vocational education and training programmes in the region. By reducing fragmentation of railway education through jointly developed regional specialisation modules the project contributes to the development and further integration of the Central Baltic labour market. The project jointly develops aligned specialisation modules that take into account the needs of the regional labour market, including shared challenges of further integration with European railway system and joint regional aspects. The harmonised and modernised specialisation modules allow the railway institutions to better prepare the educate specialists for the regional employers need and demand in order to enable smooth cross-border rail transportation within the common transport area.

Directions of modules were approved on the 1 st Steering Group Meeting of EDU-RAIL project (Tallinn, 9.10.2015).

The topics of the modules

Modules

Titles of modules

Responsible partner

Module 1

Single European Railway Area

TTI

Module 2

General Professional Knowledge and Requirements Regarding the License

KRAO

Module 3

Service Oriented and Intelligent Transport System on the Context of Opening Markets

HAMK

Module 4

Control and Command Systems of Rail Traffic

RTU

Module 5

Logistic Management and Operating of Rail Traffic

TTK

 

TTI – Transport and Telecommunication Institute

KRAO - Kouvolan rautatie ja aikuiskoulutus OY

HAMK - Häme University of Applied Sciences

RTU – Riga Technical University

TTK - TTK University of Applied Sciences

All project partners will support the responsible partners in development of the modules.

Aims of modules  

Module 1: Single European Railway Area

To introduce the students to the strategic legislative and technical documents related to the development and operation of rail sector in the Single European Transport Area, with focus on the Single European Railway Area. The goal is to give a comprehensive understanding of the EU strategies for Transport in general and with focus on rail related issues especially - as directives, railway packages, technical specifications, research and development.  

Module 2: General Professional Knowledge and Requirements Regarding the License

The aim of module is to facilitate VET programs for rail traffic safety related professions. In focus will be the curricula of teaching train drivers. The general training in this respect will focus on basic knowledge and principles that are applicable independently of the type and nature of rolling stock or infrastructure. Subjects of the module are supported with exercises on the rail simulators.

Module 3 Service Oriented and Intelligent Transport System and Services in Context of Opening Markets

Aim of the module is to give the basic knowledge how to organize the railway business in context of opening markets and development toward the Single European Railway Area. The role of the Rail Regulatory Body and security certificate will be highlighted. In focus will be the impact of the new and open business environment, use of innovations and new thinking model,  which is based on use of smart solutions, client oriented and customized services. Mobility is understood as service.

Module 4 Control and Command Systems of Rail Traffic

The main target of the Module is to understand and harmonize train control systems of the national railways taking into account international transit corridors and necessity of support passenger and freight transportation among countries. The Module embraces main principles of building any train control systems, also takes into account the specifics and practices of each viewed country both from a technical point of view and in terms of legal regulation. The material of the Module includes information about the common Train Control System (European Rail Traffic Management System- ERTMS), the system of GSM-R data transmission and the material about national systems of traffic management and communication.  

Module 5 Logistic Management and Operating of Rail Transport

Aims of the Module: module is centered on the rail transportation systems as whole, particularly on the role of rail freight systems and their components.  The module provides the knowledge and skills in the field of overall Logistics Management including railway technology and management. This module provides a common understanding of the railway system, freight transport operations, management and technology required for sustainable and intelligent rail freight system design and operation.

Quality Management Plan

Communication Strategy

Information dessimination:

Information (21 November 2016)

Information (30 November 2016)       

Information (01 December 2016)

Information (20 December 2016)

Reports:

Summary of partners work. Activity 2.3

Project received funding from European Regional Development Fund  up to 358 402,10 euros.

Contact information

Administrative Project Manager - Kristina Bushell (kristina@tktk.ee)

Content Project Manager - Wladimir Segercrantz (wladimir@tktk.ee)

Project website:   http://edu-rail.tsi.lv

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