The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rock Rail to establish a strategic partnership on addressing railway rolling stock cyber-security.
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Britain’s first mainline-approved hydrogen-train has been operating at Glasgow's COP26 to demonstrate its role in driving the green industrial revolution.
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.
In partnership with a consortium of specialist suppliers, government funding has been secured to develop a dual-fuel solution for Freightliner's Class 66 locomotive.
By committing to delivering hydrogen train fleet orders, the UK government can support the ‘build back better’ agenda, as well as skilled jobs, investment and growth.
Porterbrook intends to invest in and upgrade the on-site facilities of the innovation centre for the benefit of customers, suppliers and the local community.
A Class 08 shunter will undergo a complete overhaul and receive a new hydrogen power system, marking it as the UK’s first-ever conversion of a diesel locomotive to run on hydrogen power.
The centre, to be located in Goole, will aim to accelerate the adoption of technology within the rail industry and spotlight decarbonisation.
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.
The hydrogen-powered HydroFLEX train, developed by the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook, will help to decarbonise rail transportation.
Elliot Rothwell, David Crosbee and Simon Iwnicki, colleagues from the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield, discuss the latest findings from the ‘CaFiBo' project, which seeks to develop a lightweight composite bogie frame that will reduce stresses on rail tracks due to rolling contact fatigue and…
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.
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.
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…