Innovation is changing process, behaviours and environment to generate increased value compared to industry best practice. Through research, development and technology, we generate an improved capability to deliver better value for businesses and rail customers.
This workstream provides a long-term vision and action plan for developing and integrating new technologies into the railway. Aligned to the industry’s Rail Technical Strategy and Capability Delivery Plan (CDP), the workstream will increase the market attractiveness of rail to new and existing suppliers through initiatives designed to embed a culture of innovation in the industry, and improve testing, trialling and product acceptance.
Our ultimate aim is to create a sustainable rail industry and supply chain that oﬀers better services, better journeys and better value to customers. In the shorter term the workstream is supporting the development of the twelve Key Capabilities within the CDP, focusing on the ﬁrst milestones within the plan, which include: unlocking the potential of remote condition monitoring; increased use of automation; better integration with other transport modes, and technology transfer from adjacent sectors to increase capacity.
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February 4, 2019
The Rail Sector Deal seeks to create whole-life unit cost reductions and deliverability improvements for DR infrastructure, thereby allowing the DR programme to be more ambitious than what would be possible otherwise. Productivity improvements could be achieved through a number of different channels. Most immediately, a reduction in unit cost in line with the Rail […]
Structure of the Rail Sector Deal The Rail Delivery Group and Rail Supply Group, supported by the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Alliance, Rail Forum East Midlands, and a number of individual businesses and stakeholders from across the rail and digital sectors, have developed a proposal for a Sector Deal for the rail industry. The […]
December 13, 2018
The Rail Supply Group’s SME council* is hosting a conference during the afternoon of the 28th January in central London. The purpose of the event will be to provide a forum through which the upper tiers of the rail supply chain can communicate its aspirations to engage more widely with small to medium sized companies […]