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UK universities and industry secure major rail research partnership

​A partnership between the rail supply industry and eight British universities has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence.

The partnership (part of the new UK Railway Research and Innovation Network, UKRRIN) - has won £28 million funding from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) . The funding will be boosted by £64 million of support from 17 industrial partners including Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier Transportation.

The funding will be used to create three linked world-class centres of excellence, focussing on Digital Systems (of particular interest to the IRSE), Rolling Stock and Infrastructure. 

These centres of excellence, together with existing UK Rail Test Centres, form the core of UKRRIN, bringing together the UK rail supply industry and academia to undertake world-leading research and innovation in rail.  The UKRRIN will support delivery of the GB Rail Technical Strategy and is aligned with the aims of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy.

For more information, see announcement by University of Birmingham, or visit the UKRRIN website. Or follow Twitter 


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