NewRail is the Newcastle railway research centre based in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering at Newcastle University. The centre delivers quality research and education to meet the complex technological and managerial challenges and needs of the rail and transport industry, regulators, operators and customers. We have a wide experience in coordinating and participating in collaborative research within FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7, including Marie Curie Networks, Erasmus curriculum development projects and transatlantic co-operations.
Within SMARSET Newcastle University was developing a sustainable campus which balances open liveable spaces free of intrusion and the need to supply goods and services to the campus. The university worked with local freight partnership, developed Coherent Campus Delivery Service Plan and investigated possible replication. Furthermore, Newcastle University developed and tested acceptability of the incentives/regulations mix and leads the vehicles evaluation. Finally, the university collated and edited project deliverables and monitored the implementation in Newcastle.