Our research vision is to bring about a step-change improvement in the engineering, economic and environmental performance of railway track making it fit for a 21st century railway, by developing new techniques for its design, construction and maintenance.

Meeting this challenge will require a coordinated programme of research to investigate how the various components of the track system relate to each other and to external factors. This can only be achieved by combining a variety of skills and techniques.

The team therefore comprises world-leading engineers and scientists from different disciplines and universities, working together, alongside key industry experts, to apply their collective expertise.