The UK is expected to become a world-leading centre of railway expertise after a £92 million partnership has been established between RSSB, the rail supply industry and eight universities. Funding will be used to create three research hubs to develop centres of excellence. It follows a successful bid led by the University of Birmingham. The partnership, part of the newly-created UK Railway Research and Innovation Network, has won £28.1 million funding from the UK Research Partnership ...
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Rail track laying is a technical and expensive task. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK are using science to improve today’s maintenance and tomorrow’s design especially for high-speed rail routes. When a piece of track has expired or been damaged, maintenance is often too expensive or ineffective, therefore more rail operators are focused on coming up with solutions to refurbish or renew the tracks. Most railroads with heavy traffic use continuously welded rails ...
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