Find Out About Current and Past Research

Finding out about research and innovation initiatives can help avoid duplication and present new opportunities to use findings. But it is not always easy to stay up to date.  We have many ways to help you know what we are doing in the research and innovation space, and navigate our extensive catalogue of past research.

Find the latest highlights in the Research and Innovation Quarterly Update. This includes examples of research being taken up, findings and outputs ready for you to take advantage of, and new projects and initiatives for you to get involved in.


Search for current and relevant past research in our research catalogue. This includes all current research projects, as well as completed research and innovation projects.

Share and find information in SPARK - a free and interactive tool for the rail industry to access the full back catalogue of RSSB research since 2003; as well as publications from across the globe, including papers for the World Congress on Rail Research.


Join us at a Research and Innovation event. These include dissemination workshops for specific initiatives and projects; showcases and roadshows for the overall programme; competition launches; and events that we organise and support on behalf of UKRRIN.

Current challenges

If you are interested in the challenge of managing adhesion and want to know more about key findings and solutions, as well as research that is underway, visit the adhesion topic area.

For information about the research we are conducting on improving operational performance visit the performance topic area.


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Get in touch with our expert for more information
Robert Staunton
Tel: 020 3142 5585
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