The Railway Industry Association (RIA) says industry and Government must do more to maximise the benefits of research and development and innovation in the rail sector. It claims that Network Rail’s £245 million of R&D funding from 2019 to 2024 could create up to £1.6 billion in added value over 20 years.
The Elizabeth line is amongst the most innovative railways in the world. RIA wants to make it easier to deploy new technologies on the railway. PHILIP SHERRATT/MODERN RAILWAYS