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.
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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.
HydroFLEX, the UK’s first hydrogen train, is to be tested on the mainline railway.
On 30 October 2018, more than 150 delegates attended RSSB’s Intelligent Power Networks to Decarbonise Rail conference. This was borne out of and inspired by the UK Minister for Transport, Jo Johnson’s decree, back in February 2018, in which he said, “I would like to see us take all diesel-only…
23 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
A research cooperation agreement has been signed between the University of Birmingham and Beijing Jiaotong University on plans to establish a joint international high-speed rail research laboratory.
26 September 2013 | By Chris Baker, Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
In very broad terms, railway aerodynamic effects increase in severity with the square of the speed of the train – and historically came to become of concern as the speed of passenger trains increased beyond around 100km/h. In the first instance, attention was paid to reducing the aerodynamic drag of…
In this Track Systems supplement: Under Sleeper Pads in Track – the UIC project (Florian Auer, Past Project Manager for ‘USPs in Track’ / Rodolphe Potvin, Head of Track Laboratories, SNCF / Paul Godart, Deputy Director of Infrastructure at Infrabel and Chairman of the UIC Track Expert Group / Laurent…