Cable and electrification systems are vital components of railway networks that need maintaining and safeguarding in order to ensure that passenger and freight trains can operate efficiently. This In-Depth Focus covers developments in electrification projects, exploring: How medium voltage DC technology can be applied to railway electrification systems; the importance…
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In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Restoring the critical role of passenger rail in Canada; details of rail improvements for Metrolinx; the opportunities ahead for U.S. rail freight; and HS1’s sustainability strategy.
Richard Thomas is a UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cyber-Security at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE). In this article for Global Railway Review, Richard explains the intricacies of protecting and maintaining railway assets, while constantly evolving to meet the cyber-security needs of future technology.
The project aims to tackle one of the rail sector’s biggest challenges: How to pinpoint the accurate location of a moving train.
The Centre of Excellence for Digital Systems is set to unite existing academic and industry capabilities to innovate and support transformational change within the rail technology sector, globally.
In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: What HS2 will mean for rail freight capacity in Britain; the latest developments on the Ceneri Base Tunnel project; and how GTR’s workforce is its greatest asset, plus our 'Smart Track Maintenance' and 'Cyber-Security'…
The hydrogen-powered HydroFLEX train, developed by the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook, will help to decarbonise rail transportation.
The agreement with the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) will enable HS2 Ltd to be at the forefront of innovation in the rail sector, and help accelerate new technologies and products from research into market applications globally.
9 July 2020 | By Global Railway Review
This webinar will explore the plans, priorities and initiatives facing the rail sector as it continues to further improve its environmental impact and reach net zero targets.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with Innovate UK, has awarded 25 pioneering projects a share of £9.4 million to fund innovative projects that will make railways cleaner, greener and more passenger-friendly.
The £400,000 grant will see the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook develop the detailed final production design and testing of the HydroFLEX hydrogen train.
OpenSpace's real-time passenger movement system can be adapted to monitor passengers and ensure that COVID-19 social distancing guidance is being adhered to.
Neil Gofton, Principal Track Engineer at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), and Roger Dixon, Professor of Control Systems Engineering and Director of Research in the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham, summarise the outcomes of the Switch and Crossing Optimal Design…
In a first of its kind for England, the West Midlands Grand Rail Collaboration (GRC) has been established to ensure a close working relationship across the rail industry to coordinate improvements which will ultimately enhance passenger satisfaction.