RETRACK is the “REorganisation of Transport networks by advanced RAil freight Concepts”. It is funded under the European Commission (EC) FP6 Programme. The project started in May 2007 and will run for four years. The RETRACK project aims to contribute to the Commission’s aspirations of a modal shift of freight traffic from road to rail with a market share of 15% by 2020 to achieve commercial viability and contribute to sustainable mobility. This aspiration is also supported by the European Rail Research Advisory Council’s (ERRAC) declared aim of bolstering rail’s market share of freight to a similar level.
The project developed the the Corridor Knowledge Base (KB) System for rail freight corridors in Europe. It enables presenting multiple corridor studies, each corridor with its own Knowledge Base site on a separate tab. The Corridor KB system includes the Retrack and REORIENT corridors and allows easy expansion with other corridor studies. The KB site contains document libraries and data that are relevant to the Retrack corridor. The data is presented through online tools for viewing / editing of multi-dimensional data tables and GIS network data with rail links and terminal nodes.
Information on RETRACK can be found on the TRIMIS website.