NEXTGEAR will contribute to the four main objectives for Innovation Programme 1 – Cost efficient and reliable trains:

• Increase the physical capacity of vehicles.
• Reduce the travel disruptions for passengers by increasing operational reliability and availability of      vehicles.
• Reduce life cycle cost of the vehicle.
• Increase energy efficiency of the vehicle and reduce vehicle mass. It will also contribute to the goal of reduced infrastructure LCC defined for IP3 Cost efficient and reliable infrastructure.