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Welcome to the research catalogue. Search by entering a title, keyword(s) or project reference number below (e.g. "wayfinding" or T1010 or COF-INP-05) or use the filters to narrow down options.

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Research Project
T1244
End Date: 2022
Underway
Developing a reference framework for vehicle/overhead contact system compatibility. Read More
Research Project
T1257
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
Reviewing guards’ methods of working associated with trains arriving, dwelling and departing stations; characterising how long these processes take in… Read More
Research Project
T1252
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
Collating the evidence on current GB rail practices around weather-related speed restrictions, and to benchmark them against suitable alternative… Read More
Research Project
T1251
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
Identifying and evaluating immediate and short-term technological solutions to over-speeding, and quantifying the safety and performance benefits of… Read More
Research Project
T1211
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
This research sets out to develop a specification for portable devices that inform the driver of certain criteria regarding train dispatch. It will… Read More
Research Project
T1221
End Date: 2022
Underway
Evidence-based guidance on low-adhesion driving policies, to enable a more consistent and effective approach to traction and braking under… Read More
Innovation Project
I01-CLR-06
End Date: 2022
Underway
Enabling electronic Very Short-Term Planning (VSTP) requests, to improve efficiency and streamline communication. Read More
Research Project
T1234
End Date: 2022
Underway
How exhaust emissions and HVAC interact and impact on levels of air pollution on board passenger trains, and what factors can be changed to improve… Read More
Research Project
T1236
End Date: 2022
Underway
Understanding the criteria and mechanisms of a possible emission mitigation incentivisation scheme for rail. Read More
Research Project
T1235
End Date: 2022
Underway
Establishing a testing protocol for retrofit emissions mitigation options for diesel rolling stock. Read More
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Research Project
T1244
End Date: 2022
Underway
Developing a reference framework for vehicle/overhead contact system compatibility. Read More
Research Project
T1257
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
Reviewing guards’ methods of working associated with trains arriving, dwelling and departing stations; characterising how long these processes take in… Read More
Research Project
T1252
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
Collating the evidence on current GB rail practices around weather-related speed restrictions, and to benchmark them against suitable alternative… Read More
Research Project
T1251
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
Identifying and evaluating immediate and short-term technological solutions to over-speeding, and quantifying the safety and performance benefits of… Read More
Research Project
T1211
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
This research sets out to develop a specification for portable devices that inform the driver of certain criteria regarding train dispatch. It will… Read More
Research Project
T1221
End Date: 2022
Underway
Evidence-based guidance on low-adhesion driving policies, to enable a more consistent and effective approach to traction and braking under… Read More
Research Project
T1234
End Date: 2022
Underway
How exhaust emissions and HVAC interact and impact on levels of air pollution on board passenger trains, and what factors can be changed to improve… Read More
Research Project
T1236
End Date: 2022
Underway
Understanding the criteria and mechanisms of a possible emission mitigation incentivisation scheme for rail. Read More
Research Project
T1235
End Date: 2022
Underway
Establishing a testing protocol for retrofit emissions mitigation options for diesel rolling stock. Read More
Research Project
T1214
End Date: 2021
Underway
Third rail remains a cost-effective solution for electrification and decarbonising the railways when these are close or adjacent to existing 750V DC… Read More
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Applied filters: Complete (x) Underway (x) In Preparation (x) Cost (x) Customer (x) Capacity (x) Carbon (x) Safety (x) Customer services for passengers (x) Sustainable development (x) Adaptation to climate change (x) Energy collection systems (x) Braking systems (x) Train design - Components (x) Power supply (x) Traffic supervision and management (x) Future technologies (x) Wheel-rail interface (x) Adhesion (x) On board power supplies and monitoring (x) Customer services for freight (x) Value from data (x) Selection and training (x) Revenue and ticketing (x) Commercial dynamics of transport (x) Data and communications systems (x) Movement of trains (x) Attitudes and behaviour (x) Job design (x) Rolling stock testing (x) Other - Energy and electrification (x) Human performance (x) Human reliability (x) Culture (x) Health and wellbeing (x) Smart grids and energy harvesting (x) Vehicle track dynamics (x) Derailment (x) Movement authorities and signalling systems (x) Other - Infrastructure (x) Keeping on-track staff safe (x) Track design and components (x) Overhead line equipment (x) Other - Control command and communication (x) Infrastructure asset management (x) Other - Rolling stock (x) Train design - Structure and crashworthiness (x) Other - Policy and decision making (x) Whole system design and modelling (x) Railways Interoperability (x) Education and competence (x) Operation of road-rail interfaces including level crossings (x) Rolling stock interiors (x) Other - Operations (x) Signalling - Train detection systems (x) Safety decision support (x) Safety data analysis (x) CCC asset management (x) Control and display systems (x) Signalling - People protection and warning systems including level crossings (x) Rolling stock maintenance (x) CCC system integration and life cycle management (x) Security management (x) Stations management and passenger flow (x) Social dynamics of transport (x) Gauging (x) Electrical safety (x) Rolling stock asset management (x) Rolling stock passenger comfort (x) Risk models (x) Aerodynamics (x) Structures (x) Signalling - Train protection systems (x) Other - People behaviour and health (x) Other - Safety and risk (x) Station design (x) Accident investigation and learning (x) Human Factors in event reporting (x) Equipment workplace and environmental design (x) Operational Safety (x) Rolling stock condition monitoring and inspection (x) Rolling stock fire performance (x) Rail Standardisation (x) Other - Interfaces (x) Energy metering and billing (x) Safety data collection (x) DECARB (x) ADHERE (x) PERFORM (x) RESILIENT (x) CLEAR (x) Clear date filter (x)

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Innovation Project
I01-CLR-06
End Date: 2022
Underway
Enabling electronic Very Short-Term Planning (VSTP) requests, to improve efficiency and streamline communication. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POT-17
End Date: 2021
Underway
G‐volution’s technology permits existing engines to be evolved to dual‐fuel powertrains without needing significant rebuilding of the vehicle. Read More
Innovation Project
I01-CLR-05
End Date: 2021
Underway
Applying machine learning from historical events and the current state of the railway to generate and validate new Very Short-Term Planning (VSTP)… Read More
Innovation Project
I01-CLR-04
End Date: 2021
Underway
Identification of unused train paths for use by freight services as part of the Very Short-Term Planning (VSTP) system. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-VLR-01
End Date: 2021
Underway
Construction of a hybrid powered very light rail demonstrator vehicle. Read More
Innovation Project
I12-TCV-02
End Date: 2020
Complete
Real-time performance measurement tool enabling the visualisation of service performance and passenger impact at an unpreceded level. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POB-13
End Date: 2020
Complete
The project will create an advanced braking control system which optimises the braking performance of the existing friction and dynamic braking. It… Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCF-14
End Date: 2019
Complete
There are opportunities to improve the customer experience through improved tracking of passenger numbers. Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCX-04
End Date: 2019
Complete
The configuration of ticket gatelines can result in unnecessary queueing and potential overcrowding. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POB-16
End Date: 2019
Complete
A robust, simple and low-cost solution to deliver improvements in adhesion by delivering a small amount of water to the rails in front of the train in… Read More
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