Mole Solutions is currently developing cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly underground freight pipelines for solid cargoes. The system is designed to integrate with existing supply chains and transfer some of the high volume of products that travels by road into capsules running in pipelines laid beside or under existing and planned transport infrastructure.
In order to improve the efficiency of the UK rail system, RSSB’s Future Railway programme launched a competition last year to find novel, technical solutions to increase braking performance and reliable braking rates, independent of wheel rail adhesion.
Mole Solutions was one of the winning entries and has received funding to carry out a six-month feasibility study to investigate the technical and commercial viability of its proposed solution. The company has carried out a number of DEFRA/DFT and TSB sponsored studies to explore the feasibility and proof of concept of this innovative mode of transportation. Since then Mole Solutions has been looking at other applications for its technology, including as a solution to the ‘leaves on the line’ problem on train tracks.
Dr Roger Miles – Managing Director
Stuart Prosser – Technical Director
Mike Steel – Finance Director
Bill Loose – Systems Director
Bob Silverthorne – Development Director