Shortlisted entries announced for Railway Innovation Awards 2024

The judges for the Railway Innovation Awards 2024 are pleased to reveal the shortlist of entries for this year's event, the annual celebration of novel technologies and new developments in the railway industry.

The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 21 June at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Shamit Gaiger, Managing Director at West Coast Partnership Development, find out who the winners are and enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities with their peers.

In each of the eight awards categories, one of the shortlisted entrants will be declared the winner, with Highly Commended certificates awarded to the others on the shortlist.

You can find more information about the awards here. To book your place to attend the awards, contact Chris Shilling via email at or call 07736 635916.


Cross-Industry Partnership

DepotMATE – One Big Circle

Passenger Data Initiative – Network Rail

Sustainable Rail Blueprint – RSSB


Engineering and Safety

Anchor Screw Foundation System – Network Rail

Digital Image Correlation – AtkinsRéalis

Remote Disconnection Device – Network Rail

Trap and Drag Risk Reduction – West Midlands Metro


Environment and Sustainability

Converting a Former Passenger Train to be an RHTT – Angel Trains and Network Rail

Implementation of HVO Fuel in Class 68s – Chiltern Railways

Solar Energy Generation – Govia Thameslink Railway and Energy Garden


Operations and Performance

Deer Deterrent System – LNER

Freight Resilience of Operational Geometry – Network Rail

iWagon – VTG Rail UK and Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK)

PANDAS-V – Transmission Dynamics


Passenger Experience

Accessibility Smartphone App – Southeastern

Superfare – Avanti West Coast

Tidier Trains – Northern


People, Skills and Diversity

Apprentice Train – Great Western Railway

CGA Empathy Lab – Chiltern Railways

Safeguarding Strategy – Southeastern


Small Scale Project

ETCS Training Academies – Freightliner

GUSTO – Network Rail

Machine Learning Tech for Fraud Detection – LNER


Major Project

Gosforth Depot Construction – Stadler

HS2 Chiltern Tunnels – Align JV

University Station Upgrade – West Midlands Rail Executive/Transport for West Midlands