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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
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
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
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
T322
End Date: 2005
Complete
This project aimed to understand the factors behind trespass onto the railway at platform ends, mitigation measures and provide guidance on the… Read More
Research Project
T554
End Date: 2005
Complete
The aim of the research was to provide an integrated suite of flood risk assessment techniques that are capable of assessing the full range of Network… Read More
Research Project
T270
End Date: 2005
Complete
The objective of this project was to produce a railway-specific human reliability assessment (HRA) tool to enable HRA to be carried out more… Read More
Research Project
T012
End Date: 2004
Complete
This project examined the extend to which the setting of speed restrictions on the British rail network is risk based. Read More
Research Project
T269
End Date: 2004
Complete
This research investigates the risks presented by public behaviour at user worked crossings (UWCs). Read More
Research Project
T047
End Date: 2004
Complete
This project has helped inform industry's response to growing concerns about personal safety and security amongst the travelling public. Read More
Research Project
T022
End Date: 2002
Complete
This project examined the effectiveness of Driver Reminder Appliances (DRA) in preventing ‘starting against signal’ Signals Passed at Danger (SPAD). 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
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
SC04-POT-17
End Date: 2020
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
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
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
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
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