Rail Technical Strategy
The new Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) focuses on five key priorities:
- making rail easy to use
- lowering emissions
- optimising train operations
- improving reliability and ease of maintenance
- using data to drive efficiency and technical progress
These priorities are vital to the railway’s long-term success, and they rely on new technical solutions. The RTS includes a route map for each priority, combining the long-term vision with the steps and achievements needed in the short term.
To achieve the short- and longer-term goals set out on the strategy, the whole industry and supply chain will need to continue to work together and challenge itself on the pace of progress.
Visit the website
Visit the interactive website at railtechnicalstrategy.co.uk to explore the RTS and let us know what you are working on.
Join a working group
Working groups are monitoring each of the RTS functional priorities. They engage with industry and cross-industry groups to track progress, and capture and share who is doing what. If you are interested in joining a working group, email firstname.lastname@example.org
R&D co-ordination forums
Co-ordinations forums are held for each RTS priority twice per year. Forums present innovative projects and initiatives within the priority area, and are a chance to discuss overall progress and share ideas. See upcoming events on the RTS website.