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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rail data apps in a weekend - all aboard the Hacktrain

Today Virgin Trains announced it is replacing traditional seats with exercise bikes, cross trainers and running machines to create the world’s first ever on-board travelling gym on its fleet...

SMEs demo co-innovation on Cisco's Stations as Service Enabling the Digital Railway project

On Friday 20 March Cisco hosted a demo day for the winning SMEs selected last October for its StaaS (Stations as a Service) Connected Transport Challenge . StaaS is a two-year, £2...

KTN consortia building for AIR3 - an emotional journey to Enhanced Customer Experience in Rail Travel

When the authoritative account of the development of the smooth-running, modern, customer-friendly rail system comes to be written, the KTN organised consortia building event for the Enhancing...

Network Rail Initiative on Asset Related Data

A current Network Rail initiative may be of interest to you.    The initiative concerns their collection of asset related data which is fundamental to the safety and management...
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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...

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...

German project starts for shunting locomotive fleet with hybrid technology

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

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

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

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...

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...