University of Southampton

Southampton rail research brings together research groups from the Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, the Transportation Research Group and the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR).

We lead the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) Centre of Excellence Infrastructure and host the National Infrastructure Laboratory, part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC). And the multi-institution Track to the Future rail research programme. We promote and undertake research and consultancy in the areas of railway systems.

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University of Huddersfield – The Institute of Railway Research (IRR)

The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) is a world leader in the field of railway engineering and risk. Part of the University of Huddersfield’s School of Computing and Engineering, it specialises in research, development, and technology innovation.

Home to Centre of Excellence in Rolling stock, and with cutting-edge laboratory facilities on site, IRR carries out impactful research across various engineering disciplines. To date, its work has helped the rail industry to cut operating costs and boost safety and reliability.

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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education BCRRE

Supporting the rail industry with first-class education, innovation, and research, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education (BCRRE) is the largest academic-based group of its kind in Europe. The centre’s portfolio of programmes is delivered by over 180 researchers, academics, and members of staff. Their research and education activities are supported by work around enterprise and innovation. BCRRE is also lead partner in the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), a £92 million project involving the rail industry and various academic centres of excellence.

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University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading universities, and ranked eighth in the UK for research power with 97% of its research recognised internationally (REF 2014).

It has a research portfolio worth £600million and is recognised globally for ground-breaking research and teaching excellence.

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University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

At the AMRC we’re shaping the future. Our researchers are leading the way on net zero, data analytics, AI, sustainable fuels and digitally connected factories and supply chains.

We’re also helping to secure UK manufacturing, training hundreds of apprentices and reskilling the current workforce to create the pool of talent the sector needs to thrive and grow.

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Rail Competence and Compliance LTD

RCC Ltd, looks after your rail based training, assessment and competence management.

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