Other Research Services

The Horizon Scanning team is a group within the RSSB R&D Department. We also manage a varied research programme and provide knowledge and technology transfer services.

We support the rail industry by locating information on behalf of our members, and identifying answers and solutions that already exist, thereby avoiding duplication of effort and enabling members to focus their research efforts in the most promising areas. A major component of this is the Knowledge Search Service, which provides detailed reports and analysis to RSSB members on subjects as varied as hyperloop, drones, disruption management, data architectures for transport modelling, and vandalism-proof technology. The full reports for all of these are available via SPARK. You can submit a knowledge search request by filling out the request form on the Knowledge Services Web Page, or emailing

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