The Rail Innovation Group is an independent, not-for-profit community with a mission to promote the adoption of new ideas & tech for the benefit of the passenger & their journey experience.
The group has 3 roles:
1. Facilitating cross industry conversation & collaboration.
2. Seeking out innovative thinkers and those with ideas.
3. Identifying pathways to bring innovation into rail.
Our Focus is to Improve Rail Passenger Experience
We focus on bringing new ideas into the rail industry that will empower passengers and lead to improved journey experience.
Passengers feel most anxious when they are not in control of their journey. We believe that technology can improve Passenger Experience outside of the limitations of the rail infrastructure and that the creativity and experience of the tech industry should be harnessed and channelled into rail, allowing passenger service to be developed to rival that of the best service industries.
How do we Promote Innovation?
The rail industry is complex. We don’t believe that tech innovators should be expected to understand & overcome the industry’s structure & varied processes to develop new products and solutions.
There is a pool of rail professionals & small companies who have successfully navigated the industry’s barriers to deliver past & future projects.
With their experience, network & knowledge of how the rail industry works, we link the tech developers to this group of rail professionals & small suppliers who are able to guide the new product through the approvals stages.