Rail technical strategy

The Department for Transport has led the development of this first version of the Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) through an open process of engagement with the rail industry. The purpose of RTS is not only to estimate and document an inclusive view of the technical changes that need to be made to the railway, but also to create a 'roadmap' showing how change can be achieved. The RTS identifies the following long-term themes for change, which the industry should start working towards now: Optimised track-train interface; High reliability, high capacity; Simple, flexible, Precise control system; Optimised traction power and energy; An integrated view of safety, security and health; Improved passenger focus; Rationalisation and standardisation of assets; and Differentiated technical principles and standards. This document contains chapters as follows: Executive summary; Introduction; Needs and requirements; The future railway as a system; Implementation; and Conclusions.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 81p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01095504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0115528903
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2008 9:31AM