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Challenge statements

Challenge statements have been created to support our technical strategy and the railway’s future vision as set out in the Rail Technical Strategy

Each challenge statement details a specific business obstacle and provides detail on definition, root cause analysis, priority areas of focus and a section outlining guidance for research and development.

The aim is to raise industry awareness of our priority challenges and promote research and development into new ideas and technologies to solve them. The challenges will form the foundation of our investment strategy for Control Period 6 (2019-2024) and, once solved, have the potential to deliver significant business benefits.

We will continue to add detail and further challenge statements.

If you have any questions, or think you might have a solution that could contribute to the challenges, please contact us at R&D@networkrail.co.uk.

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