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We’re looking for innovative ideas to help us to deliver ever-improving value for our customers, passengers and stakeholders.
Someone, somewhere already has the answer; by engaging with our suppliers and academic partners, we can develop new solutions for our mutual benefit.
If you can help us to solve one of our challenges, please send our Innovation team an outline of your idea using our online innovation and suggestions form.
For more information on how we handle suggestions, including confidentiality and procurement concerns please read our frequently asked questions below.
We're looking for new ways of gathering and using asset condition and capability information to plan maintenance, prevent incidents and optimise whole-life cost.
We want to change what we use to make and maintain infrastructure to improve reliability and longevity. From sleepers to signals, electrification to earthworks.
We're looking for new equipment, techniques and processes to help us carry out engineering works safely, quickly, efficiently and with minimal disruption.
Help us find new ways to deliver train paths and signalling, and run our signalling systems, level crossings and key stations safely for our customers.
Unlocking Innovation, a scheme run by the Railway Industry Association, helps remove the obstacles to innovation in the rail sector. It is open to all suppliers with a technological presence in the UK and capabilities that have the potential to benefit the rail sector at home or abroad.
Video: Time lapse film of the construction of a temporary station at Workington in six days.
Video: The New Measurement Train, which rapidly assesses track condition, has led to a dramatic reduction in reportable faults.