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16 February
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All MERLIN videos are now available!

MERLIN Final Conference sessions: Welcome speeches Session I part 1 Session I part 2 Session I part 3 Session II MERLIN Case Scenarios: • MERLIN – Introduction • MERLIN – Scenario 1 Alstom-SNCF-Reseau • MERLIN – Scenario 2 Siemens-Trafikverket • MERLIN – Scenario 3 CAF-ADIF-Renfe • MERLIN – Scenario 4 NetworkRail-Newcastle University • MERLIN – Scenario 5 AnsaldoSTS-NetworkRail • MERLIN – Conclusions

08 January
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Final issue of the Merlin Newsletter is now available

The second issue of the newsletter contains the latest developments of the MERLIN project. To read the newsletter please click here.

16 December
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MERLIN Final Conference successfully held in Madrid

Almost 100 participants from across Europe attended the MERLIN Final Conference, which took place on 10 December 2015 in Madrid. Jointly organised by UNIFE, UIC and FFE the event was the opportunity for the project partners to present the final results and discuss the exploitation potential of the main outcomes with external participants. Project Coordinator Andrea Demadonna from UNIFE opened the event on behalf of Mr. Philippe Citroën, UNIFE Director-General. He stressed the fact that MERLIN offered a concrete attempt…

26 October
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MERLIN Open Workshop held in Malaga

Almost 30 rail experts from Europe attended the MERLIN Open Workshop, entitled MERLIN opens its doors. Be witness to the Spanish Scenario Demonstrator’’ was organised the evening of 5 October in Malaga. The event was jointly organised by ADIF, CAF, RENFE, RWTH Aachen University, UNIFE and UIC. Following a welcome speech by UNIFE Project Coordinator Andrea Demadonna, Javier Goikoetxea (CAF) and Monica Pelegrin (ADIF) presented an overview of the test scenario the participants would experience in the next hours. A number…

24 August
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MERLIN article: ‘’Making energy management in the railway system smarter’’, published in the European Railway Review.

D’Appolonia and RWTH Aachen University provided a general overview of the architecture of a Railway Energy Management System (REM-S) and then focuses on a new business model for the system. To read the article click here.

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28 July
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The MERLIN Project is holding its final conference in Madrid on 10 December 2015!

UNIFE, UIC and the MERLIN Project Consortium are pleased to invite you to save the date for the MERLIN Project Final Conference that will be held on 10 December 2015 in Madrid. The MERLIN Project, funded through the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) of the European Commission, aims to investigate and demonstrate the viability of an integrated management system to achieve a more sustainable and optimised energy usage in European mainline railway systems. The conference will present the results…

26 November
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MERLIN Newsletter

MERLIN Newsletter Issue #1 This newsletter contains a brief description of the project and all latest developments of the MERLIN project’s workpackage. Click on the link above to download the pdf version.

16 October
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New public deliverables now available for download

The full versions of public Deliverables 1.1 “Railway network key elements and main sub-systems specifications”, 3.2 “MERLIN Scenarios description” and 7.1 “MERLIN Exploitation Plan” are now available for online consultation and download. A public summary of Deliverable 1.2 “Global Consumption Map” is also available. To know more and go to the MERLIN Deliverables page, click here.

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02 October
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MERLIN Project at InnoTrans 2014

The MERLIN project was showcased on the UNIFE stand last week during the InnoTrans event. InnoTrans is the largest international rail fair in the world, and this year over 100,000 visitors attended. Visitors had the opportunity to have the MERLIN project presented to them as well as pick up MERLIN brochures giving information on the project. For further information contact Franco Cataldo  (franco.cataldo at UNIFE.org)

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27 June
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MERLIN Holds Successful Mid-Term Conference alongside UIC Energy Efficiency Days in Antwerp

“Energy and the Railways – Smart Friends”  17th June 2014, Antwerp Zoo during the UIC Energy Efficiency Days   The MERLIN Mid-Term Conference was held on 17 June in the 19th Century heritage premises of the ZOO Antwerpen. This Conference, hosted by the UIC Energy Efficiency Days 2014, gathered 67 participants, and was aimed at presenting the intermediate outcomes of the MERLIN project. In his welcome speech Mr Hans Günther Kersten Director of the Rail System Department of UIC highlighted…