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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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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
T1227
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
The rail industry has set ambitious targets to remove diesel-only trains from the railway by 2040 and to make a significant contribution to national… Read More
Research Project
T1201
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
A detailed review of ways to incentivise a transition to lower carbon forms of traction, capital and major refurbishment works. Read More
Research Project
T1228
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
If the rail industry is to show that it is making a proper contribution to the net zero target, it will need to show that it is managing carbon in its… Read More
Research Project
T1237
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
Development of trains generally fails to take carbon efficiency into consideration. New vehicles being procured are not aligned with carbon emissions… 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
Research Project
T1198
End Date: 2021
Underway
Identifying opportunities for step change improvements in carbon reduction. Read More
Research Project
T1229
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
If the rail industry is to show that it is making a proper contribution to the net zero target, it will need to show that it is managing carbon in its… Read More
Research Project
T1190
End Date: 2021
Underway
Providing the freight and passenger sectors with accurate data on air quality levels within and outside train depots; and providing guidance to the… 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
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Research Project
T1227
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
The rail industry has set ambitious targets to remove diesel-only trains from the railway by 2040 and to make a significant contribution to national… Read More
Research Project
T1201
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
A detailed review of ways to incentivise a transition to lower carbon forms of traction, capital and major refurbishment works. Read More
Research Project
T1228
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
If the rail industry is to show that it is making a proper contribution to the net zero target, it will need to show that it is managing carbon in its… Read More
Research Project
T1237
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
Development of trains generally fails to take carbon efficiency into consideration. New vehicles being procured are not aligned with carbon emissions… 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
Research Project
T1198
End Date: 2021
Underway
Identifying opportunities for step change improvements in carbon reduction. Read More
Research Project
T1229
End Date: 2021
In Preparation
If the rail industry is to show that it is making a proper contribution to the net zero target, it will need to show that it is managing carbon in its… Read More
Research Project
T1190
End Date: 2021
Underway
Providing the freight and passenger sectors with accurate data on air quality levels within and outside train depots; and providing guidance to the… Read More
Research Project
COF-DSP-09
End Date: 2021
Underway
Exploring how operational data from can be useful to passengers at stations and on trains, and across other railway undertakings to enable better… Read More
Research Project
COF-MLD-02
End Date: 2021
Underway
Part of a co-sponsored studentship run by the Horizon Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Nottingham. Read More
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Innovation Project
SC04-POB-15
End Date: 2019
Complete
Cryogenic (dry ice) cleaning effectively removes oxide and leaf contamination from rail. This novel technology fires cryogenic pellets at the… Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POB-12
End Date: 2019
Complete
This braking solution uses known technology in a novel way to improve train braking performance, even in low-adhesion conditions. The 'Zero Wheel Slip… Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCX-05
End Date: 2019
Complete
Understanding what causes stress for passengers on their Northern rail journeys. Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCF-09
End Date: 2019
Complete
WiFi data transmission speeds between trackside and train do not provide sufficient capacity to support the government's commitment to WiFi for all… Read More
Innovation Project
SC03-REP-01
End Date: 2019
Complete
Construction of a hybrid powered very light rail demonstrator vehicle. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POB-14
End Date: 2019
Complete
Using plasma technology to clear the residue from railhead, returning the surface to a dry, clean and uncontaminated state with detriment to the rail… Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POT-14
End Date: 2019
Complete
A new type of high-efficiency hydraulic transmission for diesel powered rail vehicles that enables the recovery of braking energy. Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCX-09
End Date: 2018
Complete
Department for Transport 2015 Transport and Disability statistics report 9 per cent of adults as having a mobility difficulty. However, Transport For… Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POT-16
End Date: 2018
Complete
Use of Flywheel Technology as energy storage to create a hybrid flywheel powertrain to reduce emissions and fuel consumption by recovering braking… Read More
Innovation Project
SC06-ACC-03
End Date: 2018
Complete
The existing passenger assistance process is fundamentally flawed and is preventing disabled passengers from accessing the UK rail network. Read More
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