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Innovation Platform

Innovation Platform will inspire visitors with the inventiveness and ingenuity in rail. This exhibition highlights emerging ideas and extraordinary achievements from across the rail industry.

Showcasing the latest and greatest in rail innovation, Innovation Platform celebrates the creative by focusing not only on the technology itself, but by giving just as much attention to the context in which objects were developed.

Through imaginative problem-solving and original thinking, the railways are progressing, armed with technologies designed to improve all aspects of the industry. The Innovation Platform will show the very best of these to those who will feel their benefit most greatly—you!

To explore the breadth of these developments, we’re giving you, our visitors, a look at the latest technology over two years, split into four thematic seasons. Starting this June with Autonomous Technology.

Autonomous Technology

In this theme we explore objects that function independently, executing tasks without having to be controlled by humans. Devices designed to think and act like humans will soon have a dramatic impact on our railways.

What themes are we exploring?

Autonomous Technology: June–December 2022
Decarbonisation: January–June 2023
Smart Cities: July–December 2023
Communities: January–June 2024

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