REMINDER – The MERLIN Project is holding its mid-term conference in Antwerp on 17 June 2014!

Think about registering to secure your place for this important event!

UNIFE, UIC and the MERLIN project Consortium are pleased to invite you to attend the MERLIN Project Mid-Term Conference that will be held on Day 1 of the UIC Energy Efficiency Days 2014, a two-day major event co-organised by UIC, SNCB and INFRABEL and hosting the Eress Forum, comprising plenary sessions, and workshops providing an insight into the latest development of railways in the field of energy efficiency at a global, national and local level.

The MERLIN Project, partly 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.

Why should you attend?

Targeted at energy management experts and researchers from the rail transport sector, the conference will take stock of the research work performed so far, and will look ahead at the future tasks to be undertaken. It will also be the opportunity for participants to network and exchange on the project’s achievements at mid-term.

Conference highlights:

The topics dealt with at the conference will be the following:

  • The needs of railway operators in terms of energy management;
  • The five MERLIN Scenarios and their objectives;
  • The MERLIN Railway Energy Management System;
  • The links between EU Energy legislation and the railways;
  • MERLIN’s contribution to standardisation.

Ample time will also be devoted to discussion and exchange with the project participants.

The draft programme of the event is available here:

Do not hesitate to circulate this information around you.

We look forward to meeting you in Antwerp.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you are registered and that your hotel room is booked early!!

For more information on the UIC Energy Efficiency Days 2014, please visit and to register for the MERLIN Mid-Term Conference, click here:

For more information on the MERLIN project please visit or contact Isabelle De Keyzer: dekeyzer at

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