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RSSB to promote rail as a test-bed for cross modal and other research opportunities within Horizon 2020

RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) and Future Railway (a collaboration between Network Rail and RSSB to support innovation in the delivery of the Rail Technical Strategy) have identified over 40 calls across four different ‘Societal’ or ‘industrial Leadership’ challenges in the European Commission’s recently published Horizon 2020 work programme for 2016-2017 that present...
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Technology Strategy Board announces competition winners

11 April 2012 - £10million-worth of R&D project funding In October last year the Transport KTN ran a consortia-building event for the Accelerating Innovation in Rail collaborative R&D competition .  The Technology Strategy Board received lots of quality applications, across a good breadth and range  from within and outside the rail sector, and nineteen projects have...
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Expressions of Interest invited for H2020 Rail

Following the successful KTN/RRUKA workshop on the forthcoming first call of Horizon 2020 (held last month), ERRAC has organised the following open workshops on elements of the rail part of the call (you may wish to refer to the Draft Rail Extract prepared for the H2020 for Rail event).  These are open to participation to anyone interested in being part of consortium bids. If...
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Air and Rail - setting the record straight

A new report by ERA (the European Regions Airline association) says that "the case for rail as the "preferred" mode of transport by policy-makers and transport planners cannot be justified".  If you want a copy, and you aren't a member of ERA, the report will cost you £195.  Ruth Mallors, Director of the AAD KTN tells us some choice soundbites, such as: the average...
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Did anyone from the UK bid on this?

Russian Railways has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Government to build a railway line in the East Kalimantan province at a cost of around $2.4bn. Under the project, a 275km rail line will be laid to connect East and Central Kalimantan and will be initially used to transport 15 million tons of coal a year. The first phase will cover 183km...
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AGGRI webinar 28th May 2012

European Railway Research event The Transport KTN is working with AGRRI, DfT and Network Rail to run the 4th European Railway Research Seminar in London on the 28th May 2012 on European Railway Research .   Register for the webinar now Interest in this event has been high, so we are offering a concurrent, live, interactive webinar session which will enable online...
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China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock (CSR) has unveiled train that can reach speeds of 500km/hr.

  China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock (CSR) has made train that can reach speeds of 500km/hr. Can we ever stop talking and move into action, it looks like the Chinese have no problems with academics and industry working together. The test train is based on revisions to the CRH 380A in collaboration with research institutes such as the Institute of Mechanics,...
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interesting article by Robin Young on lightweighting in rail on our Lightweighting group

Robin highlights the importance of accurate cost-based accounting for evaluating the ROI in lightweighting, using a case study from the RSSB where it is shown that use of lightweighting brakes gives an NPV over 30 years of £25-£40k per tonne reduction in mass. Read more
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Further funding available in the rail sector ~£100K for Feasibility Studies

  Call for Participants to Rail research UK Association (RRUK-A)   Applications are sought from university researchers and industrial representatives to take part in RRUK-A’s inaugural one-day workshop which will aim to establish creative solutions to the problems of running a “24/7” railway. ~£100k funding for a limited number of initial feasibility studies will be...
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Modelling, Simulation and Synthetic Environments KTP Webinar outputs

Modelling, Simulation and Synthetic Environments in Rail Targeted £1m Call for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Webinar Output The Technology Strategy Board and the RSSB, the rail industry body for research and development are to invest up to £1m to establish new Knowledge...
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Intermodal Freight Brokerage

Online Brokerage FreightArranger (previously known as Intelligent Multi-modal Logistics Control and Brokerage Centre (IMLCBC)) is an online brokerage which connects consignors of containerised freight with organisations who have unfilled or surplus rail freight capacity.  Containers booked through FreightArranger are tracked throughout their journey and location information is...
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Transport Systems Catapult announced!

Transport Systems and Future Cities Catapults Announced In case you hadn't already seen it on the rest of the KTN - or in the news, we've gto great news!   As part of the Budget day announcement, the government has revealed plans for two new centres that will demonstrate how technology and innovation can improve services and quality life in cities and develop...
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Rail seminar at Innovate 11 on 11th Oct also available as live webinar

If you can't make it along to innovate 11 on 11th October, you can still attend the rail seminar by webinar !   10:25-11:25, Auditorium Travel and Transport: " The 2011 train to Rail Innovation will soon be leaving the station " Businesses from all sectors wishing to board this train should join this seminar to find out about the new opportunities...
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RSSB to promote rail as a test-bed for cross modal and other research opportunities within Horizon 2020

RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) and Future Railway (a collaboration between Network...

Expressions of Interest invited for H2020 Rail

Following the successful KTN/RRUKA workshop on the forthcoming first call of Horizon 2020 ...

Intermodal Freight Brokerage

Online Brokerage FreightArranger (previously known as Intelligent Multi-modal Logistics...

Transport Systems Catapult announced!

Transport Systems and Future Cities Catapults Announced In case you hadn't already...