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Rail Alliance opens Buyer Community register to broker submissions for RSSB’s £4 million TOC-16 competition

The Rail Safety and Standards Board’s Train Operator Competition for 2016 , TOC-16, is currently open to the rail supply chain with train operators in order to support innovations addressing challenges faced by operators, such as door-to-door customer journeys; punctuality and reliability at stations; disruption management; as well as the industry-wide challenges of increasing capacity,...
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Still time to register for ISP44: Sensors for better Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail

It's less than two weeks to KTN’s Intelligent Sensing Programme 44: Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail Infrastructure conference , at the National Railway Museum in York on 5 July, featuring new technologies and developments in condition monitoring of rail infrastructure. Keith Mowbray OBE, of QinetiQ, will be chairing the event designed to address the challenges in...
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Gradual opening of European rail markets to competition and digital technology

The European railway associations CER , CIT , EIM and UIC have this week published a joint Roadmap for digital railways , presented to promote what they call ‘the proper use of digital technology’, stated as essential for enhancing rail’s performance and increasing its attractiveness for customers. By publishing the Roadmap, the groups state they have committed to digital...
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RRUKA Call for Research: Faster, Safer, Better Boarding and Alighting

RSSB (via Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA)) is making up to £500,000 available for academic-led feasibility studies to identify novel solutions that will reduce the risk of delays, and accidents occurring at the Platform Train Interface (PTI) when passengers are getting on or off a train. Designed to stimulate new academic thinking to this challenge, the competition seeks...
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KTN's Rail & sensing communities get-together: Intelligent Sensing Programme 44 - Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail Infrastructure

The next meeting of KTN’s Intelligent Sensing Programme , a regular get-together for KTN’s sensors community, will feature new technologies and developments in condition monitoring of rail infrastructure. Intelligent Sensing Programme 44: Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail Infrastructure at the National Railway Museum in York on 5 July promises to also provide...
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RSSB opens £4.5 million Vehicle Dynamics Competition for innovations to address rolling contact fatigue

RSSB has opened for expressions of interest a £4.5m competition to address the estimated £350m annual cost of track and vehicle running gear damage caused by vibration, a long standing challenge for the rail industry.   Focused on vehicle based solutions According to RSSB, in FY2013/14 the Train Operating Companies (TOCs) paid Network Rail a total of £2.4bn in track...
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Transport Systems Catapult and Alstom opens Rail Grand Challenge offering up to £50k for technology solutions for a changing rail industry

Transport System Catapult (TSC) has today, in partnership with Alstom, announced its Rail Grand Challenge , to fund small and medium enterprises to develop potentially innovative ideas or products with the aim of helping solve some impending challenges faced by the rail industry. TSC, the innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility, said it will work with Alstom to deliver the...
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Rail Safety and Standards Board announces £4m TOC’16 rail innovation competition

Safety and Standards Board yesterday announced the opening next month of its Train Operator Challenge 2016 - abbreviated to TOC’16, as its summer 2016 innovation competition, set to offer £4m to support between four to six projects with up to £1m per collaborative project. TOC’16 will open for applications next month and will challenge train operators and suppliers to collaborate in...
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Projects worth €222m proposed under first Shift2Rail calls for research

On 30 March the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) announced it received 43 proposals with a total funding request of close to €80 million in response to its first open call for proposals that closed on 17 March. The S2R JU had 15 open call topics and total available budget of €26.1 million. In addition, 27 S2R JU members presented project proposals for the 13 call...
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Unlocking Innovation in Rail networking event on 20 April in Nottingham to preview £4m Train Operator Competition 2016

The eighteenth Unlocking Innovation Scheme networking event , sponsored by Hitachi, is to be held at 9:30 on 20 April in Nottingham, and is expected to preview RSSB’s forthcoming Train Operator Competition 2016, as well as feature its already open Vehicle Dynamics competition. Places are free of charge but prior registration is essential. The Unlocking Innovation series...
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Parliamentary Transport Committee initiates inquiry into the rail industry’s plans for digital signalling and traffic management

The House of Commons Transport Committee has announced it is to investigate industry plans for deploying new digital technologies and how they will impact the use of the network by passenger and freight services. The Committee will also examine how traffic management technology could improve how timetables are planned by bringing in real-time traffic management and how the ongoing...
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Birmingham’s Midland Metro trams to be the first Battery powered in the UK

The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority has announced that it has begun negotiations with battery suppliers to fit a fleet of Midland Metro Urbos 3 trams with Lithium Ion batteries that removes the need to attach overhead power lines to its historic buildings for trams . The go-ahead to the plan by Centro, its delivery body, means there will be no need for overhead cables...
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Digitally enabling electrification project assessing whether BIM open standards for data exchange can transform the economics of rail electrification

At the conclusion of its participation of the two year Digitally Enabling Electrification project, Atkins has laid out its experiences of applying open standards in line with the  Government’s BIM Strategy at a demonstrator site set up to test whether the costs of constructing the overhead line equipment required for rail electrification can be significantly...
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ESA launches Space4rail web site to promote space based solutions for the rail sector

The European Space Agency (ESA) has ‘launched’ the web site SPACE4RAIL to highlight challenges and needs in the rail sector that could be met using space-based solutions, and to explain how ESA co-funding programmes can help the sector. According to ESA, rail companies worldwide are starting to explore the commercial and operational benefits of integrating space technologies...
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Rail Supply Group’s strategy targets doubling of UK rail industry exports, drive economic growth and create thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships

The Rail Supply Group (RSG), the Department for Transport and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills supported group tasked with delivering opportunities for the UK rail supply chain, has this month launched its strategy document setting out plans to ‘radically’ transform the rail supply industry to make the UK a global leader in the sector . Transport Secretary Patrick...
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Shift2Rail publishes slides presented at its €26.1 million ’Open Call’ Information Day in Brussels

Shift2Rail has published slides presented at its recent Information Day on the current Shift2Rail open calls , held in Brussels. The presentations, made on 20 January 2016, include an overview of the 2015 and 2016 calls, general Horizon 2020 "cross-modal topics" that may be of interest to the railway community, and details of the current ‘Open call’ topics included in 2016 Annual Work...
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Shift2Rail launches first calls for projects including €26.1 million for open calls - information day to be held in Brussels on 20 January 2016

As previewed by Mark Gaddes of FutureRail at the RSSB and KTN Review of Horizon 2020 Work Programmes in October , Shift2Rail, the Joint Undertaking backed by the Commission and the rail industry, yesterday published its first calls for proposals , that it says will be “endowed with €170 million to support innovation in railways” . The Commission will contribute €90 million, with the...
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Review of Horizon 2020 Work Programmes: Collaboration Opportunities with the Rail Industry, 30 October 2015

Held at RSSB, at The Helicon, 1 South Place, London, the Review of Horizon 2020 Work Programmes & Collaboration Opportunities with the Rail Industry was chaired and opened by Martin Brennan, RSSB’s Senior Research Policy Manager. This information event was held to disseminate information about the opportunities available through Horizon 2020, and also for 73 attendees to make...
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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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Arriva UK Trains, Govia Thameslink Railway and First Great Western selected for RSSB’s Train Operator Competition 2015

RSSB last week announced brief details of three projects selected to go to the second stage of its Train Operator Competition 2015 (TOC’15), launched in March to help co-fund strategic portfolios of innovation projects for UK train operating companies. The train operating companies Arriva UK Trains , Govia Thameslink Railway and First Great Western , have been awarded access...
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RSSB announces winners of its 2014 Rail Operator Challenge potential to deliver considerable benefits to the railway system

In response to the Future Railway programme’s April 2014 Rail Operator Competition Challenge (ROCC) - under which RSSB and the Department for Transport offered to fund innovative proposals to address challenges faced by UK train operating companies - around £3.5million has been awarded to eight projects . The competition, launched in 2014, was designed to help Rail Operators...
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Ricardo discussing use of its flywheel hybrid technology for legacy diesel fleets following its DDFlyTrain Accelerating Innovation in Rail project

Ricardo yesterday announced that its research conducted with Artemis Intelligent Power and Bombardier Transportation has confirmed the potential for 10% real-life fuel savings for integrating its TorqStor high-speed flywheel onto a Bombardier Turbostar diesel multiple unit (DMU). With the 28 month Digital Displacement Rail Transmission with Flywheel Energy Storage project now complete...
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Open consultation on Mobile communications for UK rail passengers

The Department of Transport, together with the Department of culture media and sport, is conducting a consultation exercise requesting views on improving mobile communications for UK rail passengers. The document Improving mobile communications to UK rail passengers: call for evidence request views about improving mobile coverage on the UK rail network including asking for...
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Omnicom Engineering wins the 2015 RIA/Future Railway Innovation Award

Omnicom Engineering , the York-based rail systems company, announced it was awarded the 2015 Future Railway Innovation Award for its proposed RailNavigator product, a low cost advanced positioning system for rail . The award was made by RSSB and the Railway Industry Association (RIA), at its annual Technology & Innovation Conference held last month in Leamington Spa. As...
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RSSB announces funding for three academic research projects on new materials which aim to reduce the whole-life costs of railway assets

A panel of representatives from The Association of Train Operating Companies , Railway Industry Association and Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has selected three projects to be funded for research on the reduction of the costs of railway assets. The three projects cover drainage systems (University of Nottingham), a knowledge exchange on emerging materials (University of...
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Rail Alliance opens Buyer Community register to broker submissions for RSSB’s £4 million TOC-16 competition

The Rail Safety and Standards Board’s Train Operator Competition for 2016 , TOC-16, is...

Still time to register for ISP44: Sensors for better Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail

It's less than two weeks to KTN’s Intelligent Sensing Programme 44: Health, Monitoring and...

RRUKA Call for Research: Faster, Safer, Better Boarding and Alighting

RSSB (via Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA)) is making up to £500,000 available for...

Gradual opening of European rail markets to competition and digital technology

The European railway associations CER , CIT , EIM and UIC have this week published a...