Enabling innovation for train operators in 2017 (TOC17)

This innovation competition made up to £3.25m available for solutions to improve the operational performance of the railway network and encourage greater collaboration and participation in the innovation process between the rail supply chain and the railway undertakings. Proposals were encouraged to address one or more of the 4C’s (Cost, Carbon, Capacity and Customer) and be aligned to challenges/themes outlined within recent rail industry strategies such as the 2012 Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) and/or the 2017 RTS Capability Delivery Plan (CDP), and areas of particular interest included:

  • operations timed to the second
  • minimal disruption to train services
  • optimum energy use (in particular traction energy)

For any questions, please contact the RSSB enquiry desk: enquirydesk@rssb.co.uk 

TfL Open Data Portal

The TfL data portal provides a range of data feeds and guidelines for using them. Including timetable data, station locations and facilities, departure boards, line status and station status, and network statistics.

RDG Customer Heartbeat™ & Promises - presentation

The Customer Heartbeat™ is a tool which maps 108 segments or ‘touchpoints’ of a rail journey and helps us to understand where the service provided does not yet meet customer expectations. This presentation provides and update on customer insight and satisfaction/sentiment monitoring.

RDG Customer Heartbeat™

The Customer Heartbeat™ is a tool which maps 108 segments or ‘touchpoints’ of a rail journey and helps us to understand where the service provided does not yet meet customer expectations.

Leaf fall report - 221 fleet (Virgin Trains)

Leaf fall report for Virgin Trains 221 fleet, which individually lists top WSP distances recorded that morning from the fleet matched to balise location; summary of the last 7 days WSP slides over 0.75 miles; the sanding seconds for each cab vehicle with a sanding risk based on sand hopper capacity.

Leaf fall report - 390 fleet (Virgin Trains)

Leaf fall report for Virgin Trains 390 fleet, which individually lists top WSP distances recorded that morning from the fleet matched to balise location; summary of the last 7 days WSP slides over 0.75 miles; the sanding seconds for each cab vehicle with a sanding risk based on sand hopper capacity.

Leaf Fall Mapping (Virgin Trains)

Leaf fall map - track sector distances within the West Coast route are created and the summarised results of the OTDR “WSP activation distance” are mapped against them using either balise locations or journey time reports for the headcode. 

Autumn Performance – Network Rail

This presentation contains an analysis of autumn performance data from 2015. The graphs provide a comparison of autumn performance in 2015 to 5 year average. The slides contain a comparison of leaf fall percentages, safety KPIs (such as wrong side track circuit failures and SPADs) and delay minutes.