VTG Rail Europe GmbH (Germany)
This rail interoperability Action will be implemented along all nine TEN-T Corridors. VTG is one of Europe’s major wagon hire and rail logistics companies, with a fleet of more than 80,000 rail cars operated all over Europe.
The Action consists of equipping 15,000 rail freight wagons with sensors and/or wayside monitoring on their safety-related parts, namely the brake system, the wheelset and/or wagon overall condition, representing a substantial market share of rail freight transport in Europe.
The expected benefits are increased availability of the fleet due to reduced downtimes of the wagons, simplification of rail transport management, increased safety level through actively controlled repair status and monitoring of the wagons, decreased greenhouse gas emissions through avoided transports to repair workshops, and at the end increased competitiveness of rail as a transport mode.