Andrew Stephenson, the UK's Minister of State for Transport, has formally opened a new purpose-built centre at the University of Birmingham, designed to deliver specialist research in railway engineering.
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UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN)
The funding will support the development of the Rail Data Marketplace, which will ultimately improve journeys for passengers across the UK.
The centre, to be located in Goole, will aim to accelerate the adoption of technology within the rail industry and spotlight decarbonisation.
How can rail innovators contribute to carbon reduction? The industry response to this has been to set up the cross-industry rail decarbonisation taskforce, but what can innovators like Viper Innovations do to pitch-in?
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.
Demonstrating cost-efficient electrification has been a key component of moving away from the more traditional pattern of boom-and-bust infrastructure building.
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.
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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Global Railway Review spoke to Richard Thomas, UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cybersecurity at the University of Birmingham about how the sector can drive innovation forward by communicating with each other and keeping the railways relevant by using data to deliver good passenger experience.
We asked this panel of experts: What are the main technological barriers the rail sector is faced with in regard to advances in cyber-security and how can they be conquered?