INNOTRACK brought together researchers, rail infrastructure managers and industry suppliers, to concentrate on the research issues that contribute to the reduction of rail infrastructure life cycle costs. Funded by the EC the project aims to meet the EC White paper on Sustainable Transport objectives.   NewRail contributed to this project in the area of rail steel modelling and testing to evaluate wear and rolling contact fatigue performance of a range of rail steels from European suppliers. Maintenance schedules for managing these processes were also modelled to understand how they can be optimised.