MultiModX (logo)

Integrated Passenger-Centric Planning of Multimodal Transport Networks

The project is supported by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (logo)




The vision of MultiModX is that of a multimodal European transport system in which air and rail networks are planned and managed in a coordinated manner to maximise the efficiency, predictability, environmental sustainability and resilience of the door-to-door passenger journey.

Project objectives

The goal of MultiModX is to develop a set of innovative multimodal solutions and decision support tools for the coordinated planning and management of multimodal transport networks. MultiModX develops a multimodal modelling and evaluation framework, including a set of key performance areas and indicators, that enable a comprehensive characterisation of the impact of multimodal transport sytems and multimodal solutions for a range of stakeholders.

It will improve existing indicators and metrics and complements current frameworks by more meaningful passenger-centric metrics for better measures of significant disruption (e.g., longer delays, missed connections, denied boarding, cancellations).

Facts & Figures

Project Acronym: MultiModX
Project budget combined amount: 1 750 380 €
Duration: 30 months
Project start date: 01/07/2023
Project end date: 31/12/2025
Partners: 6 partners from 5 countries
Project coordinator: Bauhaus Luftfahrt EV
Work programme: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01
Grant agreement ID: 101114815

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Overall structure MultiModX (schema)
Overall structure MultiModX
WP NrWP TitleLead beneficiary
1Project management and coordination to ensure project administration and in particular governance and strategic decision-making (committees, boards, management procedures).BHL
2Data management whose overall objective is the development and description of the data management and protection strategy to support the models, including the establishment of a Data Management Plan (DMP) and updated versions.Nommon
3Scenario definition to identify and characterise current and future scenarios for multimodal long-distance passenger transport in Europe.BHL
4Performance assessment Solution with two objectives: 1) to develop a multimodal performance framework, including a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) and associated measurement mechanisms, that enables a comprehensive and rigorous performance assessment of multimodal transport systems and multimodal solutions, 2) to develop a multimodal modelling and assessment framework, providing a performance assessment solution (SOL-1) (TRL2) that supports the design, development and evaluation of strategic and tactical multimodal solutions, with a focus on scheduling and disruption management.UoW
5Schedule design Solution to develop a schedule design solution for integrated air and rail network planning (SOL-2) (TRL2) that optimises waiting times at transfer nodes to provide more and better options for multi-modal passengers. This involves defining the functional requirements of such a solution, including a review of the state of the art and consultation with the industry board. The output of the timetable design solution will be a set of air and rail timetables that will be evaluated by the benchmarking solution.Nommon
6Disruption management Solution whose main objective of this work package is to model an innovative passenger-centric disruption management solution for efficient and resilient multimodal operations, by building a disruption management solution (SOL-3) (TRL2) based on coordinated tactical adjustments of air and rail schedules, speed/trajectory adjustments and passenger reallocation.TUD
7Communication, dissemination and exploitation whose overall objectives are to build a strategic approach to informing target groups, civil society and the media about the project's results.ARC



Bauhaus Luftfahrt EV (logo)

BHL – Bauhaus Luftfahrt EV

Bauhaus Luftfahrt is an interdisciplinary research institution funded by the four aerospace companies Airbus Group, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy. The non-profit association is an internationally-oriented think tank. Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V. was founded in November 2005 and is based on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Taufkirchen near Munich since 2015.

BHL – Bauhaus Luftfahrt EV website:

Bauhaus Luftfahrt EV (logo)

NOMMON (logo)

NOMMON – Nommon solutions and technologies SL

Nommon Mobility Analytics specialises in the analysis of anonymised geolocation data from mobile devices and merges them with more conventional data to generate meaningful and actionable information about people’s activity and mobility patterns.

NOMMON – Nommon solutions and technologies SL website:

NOMMON (logo)
Airport Regions Council (logo)

ARC – Airport Regions Council

ARC is the association of regional and local authorities with an airport situated within or near their territories. ARC represents the interests of its members and brings together a wide range of expertise at the interface of airports and air transport with local and regional policies. A common concern is to maximise the benefits generated by airports and minimise their environmental impact in order to improve the life quality of citizens living nearby airports.

ARC – Airport Regions Council website:

Airport Regions Council (logo)

Technische Universitaet Dresden (logo)

TUD – Technische Universitaet Dresden

TUD Dresden University of Technology is one of the largest Universities of Technology in Germany and is among the leading and most dynamic universities in the country. With 17 Faculties across five Schools, it offers a widespread range of 119 degree programs and covers a broad spectrum of research. Its focuses on Life Sciences, Quantum Materials, Microelectronics, Tactile Internet, Materials Science, Data-Intensive and Digital Sciences, Circular Economy and Societal Change are considered exemplary across Europe.

TUD – Technische Universitaet Dresden website:

Chair of rail and public urban transport website :


Technische Universitaet Dresden (logo)
UIC, the international union of railways (logo)

UIC – International Union of Railways

UIC is the worldwide organisation for international cooperation among railways and promotion of rail transport at a global level. Founded in 1922, it currently gathers 200 members on all 5 continents, among them rail operators, infrastructure managers, etc. The mission of the association is to promote rail transport at world level with the objective of optimally meeting current and future challenges of mobility and sustainable development.

UIC – International Union of Railways website:

UIC, the international union of railways (logo)

University of Westminster (logo)

UoW – University of Westminster

The University of Westminster’s planning and transport research team has been engaged in transport research, consultancy, and teaching for over 40 years. The Centre for ATM Research specialises on examining air transport issues in a holistic and integrated context, with a substantial focus on door-to-door passenger mobility and choice paradigms. Areas of transport research include: travel planning and mobility management (including air-rail integration), transport and social exclusion, urban public transport and accessibility planning, plus a core speciality of air traffic management: with a particular emphasis on performance assessment, economics, operations, environment impact assessment and use of machine learning techniques. In addition, the team has 20 years’ experience in user requirements studies and technical market research, plus an established history of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques.

University of Westminster website:

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Deliverable numberDeliverable nameWork PackageLead partnerDelivery date
D2.1Data management plan (DMP)2NommonM03
D2.2DMP Update2NommonM13
D2.3DMP final2NommonM29
D3.1Scenario definition3BHLM20
D4.2SOL-1 ERR4UoWM21
D4.3SOL-1 FRD4UoWM22
D5.2SOL-2 ERR5NommonM21
D5.3SOL-2 FRD5NommonM22
D5.4SOL-2 OSED5NommonM22
D5.5SOL-2 ECO-EVAL5NommonM23
D7.1CDE Plan7ARCM03
D7.2White paper7BHLM28
D7.3CDE Plan Update7ARCM13
D7.4CDE Plan Final7ARCM29



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The project is supported by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (logo)
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