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Lifting the Bonnet on Network Rail

On Wednesday 25 February, Mark Carne, CEO of twelve months at Network Rail

Improving rail for customers: £6 million funded enhancing customer experience in rail travel competition now publicly announced by Innovate UK

26/2/2015 -  Innovate UK has official announced the launch of the enhancing customer experience in rail travel competition , and, overnight, published the competition page on its...

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...

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...

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. ...

RRUKA and ATOC: Data to improve the customer experience

RRUKA and ATOC: Data to improve the customer experience - find out more...

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...

Accelerating Innovation in Rail funded Rail Adhesion Monitoring System now on trial along SW Trains routes

Back in September we summarised the eighteen collaborative R&D projects funded in the first Accelerating Innovation in Rail competition . Ahead of the third competition in this...

Consortia building for Innovate UK’s forthcoming third Accelerating Innovation in Rail competition on Enabling the Digital Customer

Innovate UK and FutureRailway/RSSB is to open for entries a third Accelerating Innovation in Rail competition offering investment to accelerate innovation in the UK rail industry - this time...

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

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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...

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

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Safety and Standards Board yesterday announced the opening next month of its Train Operator...

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...

Projects worth €222m proposed under first Shift2Rail calls for research

On 30 March the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) announced it received 43...

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...