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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Deutsche Bahn AG, Alstom Deutschland AG, the State of Bavaria and DAL Deutsche Anlagen...

Progress update for the eleven winning projects for the Enabling the digital railways Collaborative R&D competition

In 2013, the Technology Strategy Board and RSSB announced investment of up to £5m in...

Opportunity for UK motorsport innovators in Brazil

UK Companies that specialise in technical innovation, particularly associated with motor sport...

A head of steam for Accelerating Innovation in Rail - competition roundup

Last month, we reviewed progress of the winning projects for the Enabling the Digital Railway...

Network Rail and Bombardier developing prototype battery powered train

Network Rail said it and its partners have begun work to create a prototype battery-powered...

Satellite Applications Catapult provides access to a phenomenal range of technologies and services

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent not-for-profit research and technology...

UK Tram's Low Impact Light Rail competition open for applications

The TSB (Technology Strategy Board) led SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) has launched...

Innovation in Rail at the heart for bidding for the InterCity East Coast franchise competition

Last Friday (17 January 2014) Stephen Hammond MP announced that the Department for Transport...

Network Rail and Thales parter on ‘Project of the Year’ for Intelligent Infrastructure Management - 28/08/13

Network Rail's Intelligent Infrastructure programme, which incorporates an Intelligent...