The strategic research programme was launched by the Department for Transport in September 2008. Details of the research being undertaken are published on the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) website at:
The specific costs of research are a matter for the RSSB and the hon. Member should contact:
Rail Safety and Standards Board
1 Torrens Street
The Minister announced that the cost to complete the strategic research programme is £15 million from spring 2009 and will run for five and a half years.