Date: 16 April 2018 - 18 April 2018
University of Birmingham
The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, in collaboration with its industry based partners MTR Academy of Hong Kong and SMRT Institute of Singapore, invites you to the inaugural International Seminar for Railway Education and Training (ISRET 2018), to be held at the University of Birmingham, from 16th to 18th April 2018.
Demand for the services of the world’s railway industry continues to grow rapidly, thanks to accelerating urbanisation and the realisation that the impact of transport activities on the environment must be reduced. Thus, the railways must satisfy the demands of increasingly sophisticated users in ever greater numbers. The passenger expects safety, shorter journey times, greater convenience and more comfort on board, while freight shippers and logistics companies need economic, timely and reliable collection and delivery of goods.
Public bodies are having to reduce subsidies and other forms of financial support, while tasking the world’s railways with delivering better environmental performance in terms of emissions, noise and vibrations. Today, it is often the railways’ competitors that are setting the gold standard in these areas. Thus, excellence and sustained professionalism in all aspects of railway operations, railway engineering and management are becoming critical to the railways’ survival and success.