Shortlist announced for Railway Innovation Awards 2022

Winners at the Railway Innovation Awards 2022 will be announced on 1 July at a ceremony in London, as the shortlist for the awards is announced.

Organised by Modern Railways in partnership with the Railway Industry Association and sponsored by Porterbrook, the awards are the longest standing awards event in the railway industry. Prizes will be awarded in eight categories recognising the companies and teams developing new products and ideas and delivering projects for the benefit of the railway. Those companies on the shortlist who are not awarded the top prize will receive ‘Highly Commended’ certificates in recognition of their efforts.

The Railway Innovation Awards will be held on 1 July at the Hilton Canary Wharf in London. The keynote speaker will be HS2 Ltd CEO Mark Thurston. To book a table or delegate place contact Chris Shilling on or 07736 635916.

The shortlist for this year’s awards is set out below, listed by category.


Cross Industry Partnership

Hearing enhance audio relay – GoMedia

PANDAS-V(R) – Transmission Dynamics

West Midlands Rail Programme


Engineering and Safety

Composite pantograph horns – Network Rail

High precision geofencing wearables – Tended and Unipart Rail

TPWS-Continued Supervision – Thales


Environment and Sustainability

East West Rail environmental mitigation – EWR Alliance (including Atkins' use of Great Crested Newt Detection Dogs)

Green Trains @COP26 – Network Rail, Porterbrook and Vivarail

HybridFLEX – Chiltern Railways and Porterbrook

Revolution Very Light Rail – Eversholt Rail/TDI


Operations and Performance

Performance Improvement Management System – Network Rail

Rail adhesion solutions – Northern Trains

Understanding and preventing freight derailments – RSSB


Passenger Experience

Highland Explorer – ScotRail

Journey Central – Whoosh and Grand Central

Waymap – Arriva Rail London/Waymap


People, Skills and Diversity

Different makes a difference – Atkins

Rail Wellbeing Live – Network Rail

Station information – British Sign Language – LB Foster


Small Scale Project

Crown Point bogie drop – Mechan

Decarbonisation and Electrification of Freight Terminals – Furrer+Frey

Rail Demand Information System – RASIC


Major Project

Bletchley flyover – EWR Alliance

Dartmoor line – Network Rail/GWR

Launch of new open access service – Lumo

Midland main line electrification – SPL Powerlines