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Unlocking Innovation – Testing and Validation

RIA’s December Unlocking Innovation event will be jointly organised with RSSB to see the launch of the new Guidance to Railway for Testing and Validation in Great Britain.

In April 2014, the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) published a Good practice guide for testing and trialling new technology for Britain’s railway. The guide aimed to improve understanding of the process of product introduction and associated testing and was intended as the key reference document for all testing and validation activities.

RSSB is now working with a number of industry stakeholders, including the Railway Industry Association (RIA) to update the document to include novel techniques and tool, such as simulation and virtual validation, as well as the expanded UK capabilities with new railway testing centres either opened or in development.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the changes in the new guidance and meet the organisations offering testing and validation capabilities.


12:00 – Networking Lunch
13:00 – Welcoming Address
13:15 – RSSB Guidance to Railway for Testing and Validation in Great Britain launch and presentation
13:45 – Networking break
14:45 – UK testing and validation capabilities showcase
16:00 – Networking
16:30 – Event closes
Please note, a more detailed agenda will be published closer to date and timings might change. 


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The Unlocking Innovation – Testing and Validation event is hosted by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).

RIA’s Unlocking Innovation programme is supported by Network Rail’s R&D Portfolio and UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN).

Date and Time: 05 December 2023,  12:00 - 16:30

Location: RSSB Offices, London

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