FuTRO – The Future Railway

What is FuTRO?

FuTRO aims to deliver radical developments that will shape the railway 30 to 50 years in the future and is the foundation for tools that optimise regulation of the railway through time and position management.

Who is behind FuTRO?

FuTRO is a TSLG (Technical Strategy Leadership Group) Future Railway project.  It is facilitated by the RSSB and includes an open innovation strand.  This Jam session will be instrumental in setting the strategy for the first set of open innovation challenges.

What has happened so far? 

On 1 May 2013, the FuTRO vision of the future of traffic regulation on the railway was launched by RSSB at the British Library in London. Over 100 delegates from within and outside the rail industry came to hear about FuTRO and to take part in a series of 30 minute workshops. The aim was to begin the process of engaging a wider population with the radical innovation that FuTRO will demand, and to ask where beyond its traditional boundaries the industry might look for such innovation and technology development.  This was followed by a Problem Pow-wow on the 14th August which helped define the technological requirements for this challenge. These Jam sessions continue this process in preparation for the public launch of 2 challenges in October.

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