Our networks


We want to reach out to a wider innovation network


In partnership with industry, academia and other infrastructure operators, we can look at how research, innovation and standardisation can provide better outcomes for our customers, the wider public and our assets.



Our networks



Our work includes:


  • Research, development and technology projects undertaken through our university partnerships with leading British universities.
  • Coordinated efforts with innovation enablers such as Innovate UK and Transport Systems Catapult (TSC).
  • Supporting the introduction and development of new solutions from SMEs and start-ups.
  • Liaising with other operators to share ideas, knowledge and support national programmes.
  • Working with wider industry in the search for improved ways of working
  • Supporting our existing supply chain in their innovation efforts, particularly in development and implementation of new solutions.

Innovation bodies


  • Department for Transport