Rail Live 2021
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June 16th - 17th 2021
ā€ˇQuinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire

2021 Off-Track Features

AUS are a market leader in the supply of overhead line components into the rail industry.  We are the go-to trusted partner for all of your construction requirements.  We value and understand the importance of getting product to site on time every time and we always go the extra mile to exceed your expectations. 

Innovation is a key driver in moving the industry forward, our passion is to provide solutions to issues in order to improve our railway or ways of working. 

We are proud to have been awarded 2 FoaK (First of a Kind) innovation contracts in June 2020.  These focussed on innovative projects to help make our railways safer, greener and more reliable.  The FoaK schemes are funded by the Department for Transport and facilitated via Innovate UK.

One of our FoaKs aim is to provide a novel, low environmental impact composite railway footbridge.  The objective is to demonstrate a new method of connecting fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) together to form a modular footbridge.

This offers huge benefits over existing technology

  • Significant reduction in on site installation time
  • Simple to assemble and install
  • A structure that is as stiff as steel
  • 50% reduction in carbon emissions
  • No maintenance requirements
  • High thermal resistance and stability
  • Electrically non conductive

This project really showcases how effective innovation can be achieved in relatively short timescales when working with SME’s – we are pleased to say we shall have an operational bridge installed at Rail Live and invite you to come take a look.

 

 

2021 Sponsors

  • SPL Powerlines