In a bid to develop decarbonised power solutions for the trains of the future, the University of Birmingham will use the leased rolling stock to research alternative power solutions.
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As part of the First of a Kind competition, projects will receive a share of £7.8 million in government funding for innovative ideas to transform the railway industry.
Porterbrook has entered into an MoU with the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education to create HydroFlex.
The rail industry is constantly striving to improve network performance and capacity by deploying numerous activities, from investing in maintenance, upgrading existing lines, constructing new tracks, and understanding how the data collected from components can be used to an advantage. Read on to find out how some experts are solving…
A professor at University of Birmingham has joined the HS2 programme team to work within the Digital Connectivity workstream…
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…
23 May 2013 | By Clive Roberts, Director for Railway Research, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education and Professor of Railway Systems at the University of Birmingham & Lei Chen, Research Fellow, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham
Throughout Europe, many of the existing mainline railways are heavily congested, resulting in services being very susceptible to minor delays and disturbances. There is therefore a need to find new methods to make better use of the existing capability of the system through improved management of train delays and other…