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Sense-check the TSAG's aspirations and shape the 30-year Rail Technical Strategy

What is this consultation about?

There is an anticipated rise in demand for higher quality and more economic rail travel for passengers and freight use, as well as stricter controls on environmental impact and long term sustainability

"Railway assets generally have long payback periods so we can’t rely on being able to change things quickly. The railway industry needs to start thinking now about the right technology and value-for-money schemes and associated incentives on a 30 year horizon, and not just the next 5 year control period."

The Rail Technical Strategy brings together a long term vision of the railway as a system and how technology can contribute to meeting the key challenges it faces. "Technology will help us reduce our cost base. Now is the time to invest energy and resources into understanding how we can achieve this, unblock complex cross industry issues, and bring new insights to the sustainability challenge. Without this, the economy will have the burden of a more expensive railway, which will at the very least hinder its ability to compete and grow."

You are invited to sense-check the TSAG's 5 key game-changers (enabling innovation, next generation traffic management, energy strategy, whole system reliability, and data and communications) and feed back your opinions.  There are also two drop-in events on key aspects of emerging strategy which will give you the opportunity to discuss issues with members of TSAG.

How can I feed back?

You can find the full consultation document, a summary document and the feedback form here.

You can email Martin Brennan with your thoughts, or send them by post to him at RSSB, 1 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NY

Where can I go?

The drop in events will take place between 09:00 and 12:30 hrs, Tuesday 23 November, simultaneously at the RSSB offices (Block 2 Angel Square, 1 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NY) and Network Rail (40 Melton Street London NW1 2EE).

How long do I have?

This consultation closes on 17th December 2010.


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