We invite you to participate with the research programme, whether that’s helping with trials, contributing your experiences, or sitting on a working group.

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In this February 2021 issue, we look at: 

  • The latest on sand and sanding technologies for low adhesion
  • Helping the industry stay on top of the science of Covid-19
  • Differential speeds for today’s railway
  • Managing modern slavery risks
  • A robot to clean train carriages

Plus, an invitation to share your work at the 2022 World Congress on Railway Research, and much more.


Research catalogue

Find hundreds of current and completed RSSB research and innovation projects in the research catalogue.

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The research programme is driven by the rail industry’s needs. We receive and review hundreds of ideas each year. New research ideas are always welcome. Contact us through our customer self-service portal and we will be in touch to discuss your research needs and ideas.

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