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Rail Transport

While the future for the rail transport sector is bright, the pressures for cost reduction, capacity growth and the reliable operation of ever-ageing assets remain as strong as ever.

TWI provides advice,  consultancytraining and  research and development to businesses throughout the rail and rolling stock supply chain, including train and railway operating companies; station, track and freight owners; inspection and maintenance companies; and component manufacturers.

Structural integrity and  fabrication technologies are vital to the safety and success of the sector. At TWI, we use our understanding of technical requirements to help Member companies meet the challenges of today and tomorrow by providing an ever-broadening range of support services, from initial design issues to through-life issues, including  failure analyses.

Over our long association with the rail transport industry, TWI's multi-disciplinary team of experts has assisted the industry in areas including:

Examples of recent work include:

In addition, TWI manages the  Institute of Rail Welding, which covers all aspects of joining and repairing rail track.

For more information about our engineering consultancy and support services to the rail industry, please email

For more information please email: