Tomorrow's Train Design Today

In association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the FutureRailway Team, and the Department for Transport (DfT) intend to identify passenger rolling stock designs that will provide a glimpse of the future and showcase the capability of the rolling stock supply chain to deliver key elements of the design to the rail industry. The aim is to identify and demonstrate design solutions.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Transportation
Country UK
Registration Deadline 15 May 2014 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 May 2014
Eligibility Architects, Engineers and Designers worldwide

Description
In association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the FutureRailway Team, and the Department for Transport (DfT) intend to identify passenger rolling stock designs that will provide a glimpse of the future and showcase the capability of the rolling stock supply chain to deliver key elements of the design to the rail industry. The aim is to identify and demonstrate design solutions that tackle the following challenges:

- 4Cs Train Challenge
Long-term horizon designs for rolling stock that push the envelope of what can be delivered, by rolling stock, against the industry's high-level objectives (4Cs) of reducing costs and carbon emissions whilst increasing capacity and customer satisfaction.

- Next-gen train interiors Challenge
Medium-term time horizon designs for rolling stock interiors with a focus on flexibility and adaptability to meet different service requirements.

Jury
John Hawkins, Group Rail Technical Support Manager, First Group and chair of VVSIC (Vehicle/Vehicle System Interface Committee)
David Clarke, Director, FutureRailway
Chris Wise, Director, Expedition & Design Council Trustee
Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer, Design Council
Thomas Williamson Traction & Rolling Stock Engineer, HS2 Ltd
Dr David Johnson, Director, DGauge
Mark Hicks, Technical Director, Angel Trains
Dr Peter Ainsworth, Strategy Manager, FutureRailway

Prize
The competition is a two stage competition. Stage 1 (Develop) is intended to identify up to 15 potential design solutions and produce suitable demonstration outputs (e.g. 3D 1:20 scale models), feasibility information and proposals for stage 2. The contracts placed will be for a maximum of 6 months and up to £75,000 (inc. VAT) per project. Stage 2 (Build) contracts are intended for up to 5 successful designs from Stage 1 to further develop and evaluate the designs. It is anticipated that funding will be up to a maximum of £750,000 per selected project. Further details about Stage 2 will be provided to the 15 successful bidders identified for Stage 1.

Entry Fee
None

Organizer
In association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the FutureRailway Team, and the Department for Transport (DfT)

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