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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
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
Research Project
T1145
End Date: 2019
Complete
This project evaluated the carbon impacts of existing and future fuel/energy sources including the carbon grid mix of electrification. 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
SC04-IPU-01
End Date: 2016
Complete
Battery powered EMU which ran in passenger service in 2015. 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
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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
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
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
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
T1198
End Date: 2021
Complete
Identifying opportunities for step change improvements in carbon reduction. 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
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
T1197
End Date: 2021
Complete
To assess the whole life implications of different traction, property and infrastructure options, a comprehensive understanding of the carbon impacts… Read More
Research Project
T1195
End Date: 2021
Complete
Identifying operational solutions for battery powered trains. Read More
Research Project
T1185
End Date: 2021
Underway
The purpose of this research is to understand the maximum current that can be specified for overhead line and third rail at a standstill which will be… Read More
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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
SC04-VLR-01
End Date: 2021
Underway
Construction of a hybrid powered very light rail demonstrator vehicle. 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
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
SC04-IPU-01
End Date: 2016
Complete
Battery powered EMU which ran in passenger service in 2015. 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
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