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The Consortium and Network of Expertise Print

The gathering of data, description of impediments and the access to best practices and business cases will be secured by the business experts from various backgrounds all over Europe in the framework of TREND's Network of Expertise.



Nevertheless, the contractual responsibility remains at the TREND-Consortium which is made of a core of ten Contractors:

  • Six consulting companies and one university, which are experienced in project execution and management in the field of transport policy, market analysis, infrastructure development, railway operation and intermodal transport.
  • Three further Contractors are Customer and Railway Associations which will provide their experience in rail freight business, access to their members from all over Europe as well as assist in disseminating the project results to their members and beyond.



Participant nameShortCountry
1HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbHHCGermany
2Centrum dopravního výzkumu (CDV, Transport Research Centre)CDVCzech Republic
3Community of European Railways (CER)CERBelgium (Int.)
4Gruppo CLASGCItaly
5KombiConsult GmbHKCGermany
6ProgTrans AGPTSwitzerland
7Transman KftTMHungary
8International Union of Railways (UIC)UICFrance (Int.)
9International Union of Combined Road-Rail Transport Companies (UIRR)UIRRBelgium (Int.)
10University of Hanover (IVE)IVEGermany