Research Activities

Our research has helped to improve the knowledge of the way in which railway vehicles interact with the track including key performance aspects such as suspension performance, wheel-rail contact, and traction and braking. In partnership with industry and academic partners, this work has led to a number of tools and techniques being developed which are now used to predict deterioration of railway wheels and rails, to optimize the vehicle track interface, to increase safety and reliability levels, reduce cost and improve performance of the railway system.

Education of the next generation of railway engineers is of vital importance and as well as supporting the IRR and plays its role by running summer schools in railway engineering and participating in national and international activities.

Sustainable growth of the rail sector requires a dedicated and balanced approach addressing specific common research and innovation (R&I) challenges, while integrating and demonstrating cooperation between stakeholders across the whole rail value chain.

It is also vital that in the next decade the rail industry demonstrates a tangible step change which is visible to the public and generates interest in the railway domain. In addition, the realization of key flagship demonstrations is expected to enhance the perceived innovation potential of the sector and revitalize the industry by attracting the next generation of top graduates from universities across Europe.

Furthermore, the development of collaborative demonstrators will foster internal industry communication and collaboration. Shift2Rail will also promote the realization of Integrated Technology Demonstrators (ITDs), which will combine the testing of different solutions in a single demonstrator, thereby achieving economies of scale for the project development. This will allow a more collaborative system approach towards innovation, breaking down possible silos between subsystems developers. It will also help early-stage identification of possible compatibility issues in the integration of different solutions.

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