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Vehicle Dynamics Competition – £4.5m RSSB Funding on Offer

Member companies may be interested in a £4.5m competition launched by the RSSB to find innovations to reduce damage to tracks by rail vehicles.

RSSB will offer up to £4.5m funding to winning suggestions for improvements to rail vehicles, which could reduce suspension and wheelset maintenance costs and enable vehicles to transition between main line and branch line running more easily.

It is hoped that the proposed innovations will decrease the cost of track repair and running gear maintenance, which can decrease vibrations and noise and help to improve comfort for passengers.

Key dates are:

Full application pack available  16 March

Supplier briefing                          24 March

Registration deadline                     19 May

Submissions                                     2 June

Full details of the competition can be found here


Clemtech and Tecforce Collaboration

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Clemtech and Tecforce are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collaboration agreement to support the industry implementation of PRM modifications, with the repair of vehicles suffering from corrosion. The agreement brings together the leading corrosion repair expertise of Tecforce with the managed service labour provision of Clemtech.


Contact Rail Forum East Midlands for details about joining.