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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
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
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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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
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
Research Project
T1171
End Date: 2021
Underway
What more can be done to prevent and limit competent and experienced staff making simple slips, lapses and mistakes, through better understanding,… Read More
Research Project
T1204
End Date: 2021
Complete
Unlocking investment targeted at improving connectivity on the rail corridor. Read More
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Innovation Project
SC12-TCF-06
End Date: 2017
Complete
Ticketing is still offered to customers in formats such as paper tickets and barcode. Customers are increasingly demanding greater convenience. Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCF-03
End Date: 2017
Complete
Customers are currently given limited information about how busy each carriage is on a train, making it difficult to know where to board. Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCF-07
End Date: 2017
Complete
WiFi is becoming more prominent on rail services, but there is a limited understanding of the capabilities it can enable and changes in behaviour we… Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-IPU-01
End Date: 2016
Complete
Battery powered EMU which ran in passenger service in 2015. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POB-04
End Date: 2016
Complete
Consistent Rail Head Conditioning System through the use of an intelligent rail head conditioning unit. In times of slip the conditioning unit will… Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POT-09
End Date: 2016
Complete
We need alternative forms of train power (diesel) for areas where electrification cannot be justified. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POT-07
End Date: 2016
Complete
We need alternative forms of train power to diesel for areas where electrification cannot be justified. Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POT-01
End Date: 2016
Complete
Feasibility study to develop a concept design and establish the merits of a Fuel Cell Electric Multiple Unit (FCEMU). Read More
Innovation Project
SC04-POT-03
End Date: 2016
Complete
Construction of a diesel‐electric hybrid power‐pack for efficient self-powered rail vehicles.  Read More
Innovation Project
SC12-TCX-09
End Date: 2001
Underway
Department for Transport 2015 Transport and Disability statistics report 9 per cent of adults as having a mobility difficulty. However, Transport For… Read More
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