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Train Operator Competition 2015 offering £6m to co-fund compelling operator innovation strategies

RSSB and the Department for Transport have, on 17 March, launched the Train Operator Competition 2015 (TOC’15), as part of the Future Railway programme, that will offer £6m to co-fund innovative proposals to address challenges faced by UK train operating companies. Future Railway is seeking to co-fund Train Operating Companies that present strategically coherent propositions with...
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Sneak preview of the scope for Innovate UK’s £6 million Enhancing Customer Experience in Rail Travel competition - be ready for Monday's launch event

Ahead of the competition launch on Monday in Coventry, Innovate UK  has released the scope document for the Enhancing Customer Experience in Rail Travel competition, that with the involvement of FutureRailway and RSSB , will result in investments totalling to £6m to support innovations in digital technologies that improve the customer experience in UK and international...
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Customer Experience in Rail Travel - a primer for the opportunities to be revealed at Monday's consortia building event

On Monday 2 March, at Coventry University, KTN will host a consortium-building event for potential applicants for the jointly-funded Innovate UK, FutureRailway and RSSB third Accelerating Innovation in Rail competition - recently confirmed as offering up to £6m for digital technologies that improve the customer experience of railways. The ‘Enhancing customer experience in rail travel’...
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An end in sight for the most tired excuse on the railway with FutureRailway’s COMPASS Competition

The stock excuse for lateness due to signal failure may about to become just a bad memory as the rail industry works on a system to overcome this all-to-familiar cause of delay on the network. Responding to demands from Government for more emphasis on innovation - sponsored by Network Rail and FutureRailway and run by Network Rail - the industry has proposed the COMbined...
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COMbined Positioning Alternative Signalling System competition now open for applications

4 February 2015 - FutureRailway is currently inviting entries for its COMbined Positioning Alternative Signalling System (COMPASS) competition and has also announced details of a briefing and partnership forming event, to be held at Prince Philip House in London on Tuesday 10 February. As featured last month , this 100% funded competition is offering £4 million to support...
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Prototype battery-powered modified Class 379 train carries first passengers for a month long trial in Essex

15 January 2015 - N etwork Rail announced that the first battery-powered train to run on its rail network in more than half a century carried its first passengers this week, an important milestone in a project designed to demonstrate the viability of an eco-friendly battery-powered train. The new train is hoped to contribute to Network Rail’s commitment to reduce its environmental...
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Winners announced for £3 million FutureRailway electrification competition - Avoidance of Bridge Reconstruction

RSSB - the Rail Safety and Standards Board - has announced the warding of funding worth £3 million for nine winning proposals for reducing the cost of electrification schemes by avoiding the need to reconstruct bridges and tunnels . The nine successful entries for the Avoidance of Bridge Reconstruction Competition will be be funded as part of a FutureRailway competition managed by...
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FutureRailway to partner with RRUKA in innovative new scheme

FutureRailway and Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA) have combined forces to source innovative research ideas from within academia. The ‘FutureRailway – University Partners’ initiative is a vital step towards creating further R&D capability within the rail industry.   FutureRailway is conscious that effective partnerships with universities will be essential to...
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Tomorrow's Train Design Today finalists - and new support on offer for university rail R&D

FutureRailway (set up by the rail industry to accelerate research, development and innovation) earlier this month announced the shortlisted entrants to be awarded funding to develop their proposals for the Tomorrow's train design competition that closed for entrants in June. Ten finalists will receive up to £75,000 each to fund the next stage development of their scheme (subject to...
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Network Rail begins on-track trials of prototype battery-powered train with high-speed running scheduled for the end of the year

As an update to its announcement in January that Network Rail and Bombardier had started work on a prototype battery powered train , Network Rail today stated that it’s completed the retrofitting of its first battery-powered train and has now embarked upon a programme of trials at a test track in Derby . The project - known as Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Unit (IPEMU) -...
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Provision of Hosted Telecoms Innovation Facilities at Rail Innovation and Development Centre

Fixed and mobile telecommunication services are increasingly becoming an enabler for innovation across the rail industry. These services and products require representative and accessible telecommunications systems and services for testing. Network Rail is investing in its Rail Innovation and Development Centres (RIDC) to provide these.test 'environments.   The opportunity ...
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Rail Operator Challenge Competition now open for innovation pilot projects

FutureRailway - a collaboration between Network Rail and the  Rail Safety and Standards Board - on 1 April launched a competition designed to help rail operators improve their business and service to customers . The Rail Operator Challenge Competition (ROCC) will invest up to £3.5m to help Rail Operators become more familiar with innovation processes and provide...
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Questionnaire to Review of UK Rail Test, Trial and Demonstration Facilities

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have commissioned the Rail Alliance to conduct a survey to review the UK Rail Testing Facilities to support and inform wider studies being carried out by the Enabling Innovation Team ( www.futurerailway.org ).  This is to test the null hypothesis that the lack of independent testing/manufacturing facilities presents an ongoing key...
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Train Operator Competition 2015 offering £6m to co-fund compelling operator innovation strategies

RSSB and the Department for Transport have, on 17 March, launched the Train Operator...

Customer Experience in Rail Travel - a primer for the opportunities to be revealed at Monday's consortia building event

On Monday 2 March, at Coventry University, KTN will host a consortium-building event for...

An end in sight for the most tired excuse on the railway with FutureRailway’s COMPASS Competition

The stock excuse for lateness due to signal failure may about to become just a bad memory as...

COMbined Positioning Alternative Signalling System competition now open for applications

4 February 2015 - FutureRailway is currently inviting entries for its COMbined Positioning...