TRL - Creating the future of transport

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Our Business

TRL provides independent and impartial world-class research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport.

Originally established in 1933 as part of the UK government, TRL privatised in 1996 to become a fully independent private company. TRL is wholly owned by the Transport Research Foundation (TRF), a non-profit-distributing foundation with no shareholders, enabling profits made by TRL to be passed to TRF and re-invested in scientific research. TRF is comprised of over 80 sector members from the transport industry, ensuring TRL continues to undertake the high-quality research it's renowned for.

We're committed to working with a wide range of customers in both the public and private sectors to help create the future of transport. Our 320 staff, many of whom are world-recognised experts, work at the cutting edge of transport, generating innovative solutions for customers on a wide range of projects from transportation to safety and environmental issues, from risk and infrastructure management to simulation and testing.

TRL's unique facilities ensure we're ideally placed to provide appropriate solutions to our customers and enable us to meet their wide range of requirements.


TRL and Transport Research Laboratory are trading names of TRL Limited, registered in England No. 3142272. Registered Office: Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA, United Kingdom. VAT Number: 664625321.


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