TramStore21 is a European project to build efficient and sustainable tram depots within an urban context.
TramStore21 will help cities build tram depots - the tramway maintenance and storage facilities - so they are more efficient for public transport in the 3 areas of sustainable development:
- social (good integration into communities, staff working conditions),
- economic (viable and fair),
- ecological (low environmental impact).
European partners of TramStore21 are STIB, the public transport company of Brussels (Belgium) as leading partner, RET, the public transport company of Rotterdam (the Netherlands), the metropolitan city of Dijon (France), the city of Blackpool (United Kingdom), and the industrial research Institute for Logistics of the Fraunhofer network (Germany).
These partners will build or renovate the following tram depots: Marconi (Brussels), Beverwaard (Rotterdam), SNCF workshops (Dijon) and Rigby Road (Blackpool). To achieve better efficiency as regards to sustainability, these partners will use methods of knowledge management to organize a 18-months' session of expertise transfer between the staff of these companies. Such transnational technical cooperation is new for these public transport companies.
The TramStore21 project enjoys financial support from the European Regional Development Funding (ERDF), through the European programme INTERREG IVB, that is dedicated to implement the Regional cooperation policy of the European Union.
Visit the TramStore21 website: www.tramstore21.eu