Through our Rail Leader Update, we bring you the latest headlines from our groups and committees, focusing on some of the areas that matter most to industry: rail standards, safety, health and wellbeing, sustainability, and research and development.

Research and Innovation

With the support of cross-industry group sand committees, we launched our ‘focused-on-freight’ research programme back in 2021 in response to calls from the sector for a dedicated pipeline of research. Freightliner is among the operators that are reaping the benefits of the £2.5m-plus research investment we’ve delivered so far to support the sector. The rail freight and logistics company has used our research to extend the length of their trains, a welcome advancement amid aspirations, both in the freight community and in government, to see more goods moved by rail. Could you benefit from our research too?