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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
COF-RTS-01
End Date: 2024
Underway
A PhD studentship to identify tasks within rail servicing, and prioritise these for robotic and autonomous servicing solutions. Read More
Research Project
COF-MLD-03
End Date: 2024
Underway
A PhD studentship to explore how digital systems for late technology adopting passengers can be improved or adapted, in order to overcome barriers. Read More
Research Project
COF-UOS-05
End Date: 2024
Underway
A PhD studentship to improve understanding of low adhesion friction in transience, and develop an on-train prediction system. Read More
Research Project
T1261
End Date: 2023
Underway
The feasibility of using AI to monitor, collate and assess the quality of voice communications on the railway. Read More
Research Project
COF-ITR-04
End Date: 2023
Underway
A PhD studentship to improve the understanding of contact mechanics and friction behaviour of rough surface interfaces with third-body layers present. Read More
Research Project
T1244
End Date: 2022
Underway
Developing a reference framework for vehicle/overhead contact system compatibility. Read More
Research Project
T1219
End Date: 2022
Underway
Developing a better understanding of how ice formation impacts OLE and pantographs, to identify novel anti-icing and de-icing mitigations. Read More
Research Project
T1269
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
The project aims to evaluate the immediate risk to trains/passengers from collisions and derailments due to extreme rainfall, associated blanket speed… Read More
Research Project
COF-G24-01
End Date: 2022
Underway
A feasibility study to develop a detailed understanding of the molecular nature of leaf components responsible for low adhesion and test the potential… Read More
Research Project
T1252
End Date: 2022
Underway
Collating the evidence on current GB rail practices around weather-related speed restrictions, and to benchmark them against suitable alternative… Read More
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Research Project
COF-RTS-01
End Date: 2024
Underway
A PhD studentship to identify tasks within rail servicing, and prioritise these for robotic and autonomous servicing solutions. Read More
Research Project
COF-MLD-03
End Date: 2024
Underway
A PhD studentship to explore how digital systems for late technology adopting passengers can be improved or adapted, in order to overcome barriers. Read More
Research Project
COF-UOS-05
End Date: 2024
Underway
A PhD studentship to improve understanding of low adhesion friction in transience, and develop an on-train prediction system. Read More
Research Project
T1261
End Date: 2023
Underway
The feasibility of using AI to monitor, collate and assess the quality of voice communications on the railway. Read More
Research Project
COF-ITR-04
End Date: 2023
Underway
A PhD studentship to improve the understanding of contact mechanics and friction behaviour of rough surface interfaces with third-body layers present. Read More
Research Project
T1244
End Date: 2022
Underway
Developing a reference framework for vehicle/overhead contact system compatibility. Read More
Research Project
T1219
End Date: 2022
Underway
Developing a better understanding of how ice formation impacts OLE and pantographs, to identify novel anti-icing and de-icing mitigations. Read More
Research Project
T1269
End Date: 2022
In Preparation
The project aims to evaluate the immediate risk to trains/passengers from collisions and derailments due to extreme rainfall, associated blanket speed… Read More
Research Project
COF-G24-01
End Date: 2022
Underway
A feasibility study to develop a detailed understanding of the molecular nature of leaf components responsible for low adhesion and test the potential… Read More
Research Project
T1252
End Date: 2022
Underway
Collating the evidence on current GB rail practices around weather-related speed restrictions, and to benchmark them against suitable alternative… Read More
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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