Rail & Stations
Railways connect society together and enable economic growth in the regions they serve. Connected Places Catapult is working to accelerate innovation in the UK rail ecosystem - addressing technology and market barriers – bringing supply chain and challenge owners closer together
rail ecosystem projects
delivered to date
to accelerate activities
Technical Readiness Levels
increased per project
News, research & articles
3Squared: Filling spare capacity on freight trains
Hundreds of promising start-up companies and university teams have received funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants programme in recent years. In the fourth of a series of profiles about grant recipients finding success, we speak to Jason Durk, principal consultant of rail software firm 3Squared.
Projects, Opportunities & Case Studies
Transport Research and Innovation Grants 2023
Applications now closed - Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG) provide early-stage funding for innovations in science, engineering, or technology delivered by The Department for Transport's (DfT) project delivery partner, Connected Places Catapult.
Geofencing: innovative technology to improve trackside worker safety
Network Rail and Connected Places Catapult won the Safety Award at the Railway Industry Association’s Railway Industry Supplier Excellence awards on 29 June for their work to take forward a new piece of technology known as ‘geofencing’.
Freight Innovation Fund
The Freight Innovation Fund is a multi-faceted programme funded by the Department for Transport, focussed on accelerating the adoption of commercially ready solutions to address challenges in the UK’s freight sector.
Station Innovation Zone
Bristol Temple Meads has been established as UK’s first ‘Station Innovation Zone’, trialling new technologies designed to upgrade passengers’ experience.
Decarbonising the Rail Freight Estate
Connected Places Catapult, in collaboration with Department for Transport (DfT) are publishing this notice to explore the state of the market in relation to the business challenge described below.
Innovation on the Eurotunnel
Even large and iconic rail companies can sometimes use a hand when it comes to navigate an innovation market. We were asked by Eurotunnel to help them tap into the UK ecosystem.