UKRRIN Covid-19 Update

UKRRIN Covid-19 Update

25th March 2020

On 16 March, the Prime Minister, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Officer held a press conference to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister asked for people to work from home, avoid unnecessary travel and social gatherings, especially in the London area. This was reinforced in his statement on 23 March which introduced stricter […]

RIA on ‘Decarbonising our railways’: UKRRIN Decarbonisation Blog

18th March 2020

Decarbonising our railways – where are we and what do we need to do next? David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association Climate change increasingly dominates our news agenda – and for the rail industry, there is much discussion about how we best decarbonise the network. So what’s the current state of play for the […]

Siemens Mobility reveal plan for rail industry innovation centre

10th January 2020

Planning application submitted for facility in Goole, East Yorkshire Research and development hub will complement £200m Siemens Mobility rail manufacturing facility Plans have been revealed for a leading centre for research, development and innovation for the UK rail industry in Goole, East Yorkshire. A planning application for the innovation hub has been submitted to East […]

UKRRIN High Speed Blog – Recent and current research in high speed railway infrastructure – part 2

23rd December 2019

Following on from the  exploration of the impact of high speed travel on the pantograph-OLE interface from Dr. Pedro Antunes and Prof. João Pombo of The Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock leads which you can read here.  Centre of Excellence in Infrastructure leads University of Southampton will […]

UKRRIN High Speed Blog – Recent and current research in high speed railway infrastructure – part 1

19th December 2019

Following on from the  exploration of the impact of high speed travel on the pantograph-OLE interface from Dr. Pedro Antunes and Prof. João Pombo of The Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock leads which you can read here. Next Centre of Excellence in Infrastructure leads University of Southampton will […]

UKRRIN High Speed Blog – Pantograph-OLE Interaction at High-Speed

17th December 2019

Following on from the insightful opinion piece from RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan on HS2 which you can read here. We are diving into some of the more technical challenges facing high speed rolling stock, with an exploration of the impact of high speed travel on the pantograph-OLE interface from Dr. Pedro Antunes and Prof. João […]

Building UK Rail Capabilities – UKRRIN Annual Conference 2019

25th November 2019

Diverse talent and skills to build UK rail capabilities. This was the theme of our second Annual Conference which took place at the Repertory Theatre in Birmingham – 21 November. Over 260 delegates from across the rail innovation community converged for the one-day event which covered many key topics from a case study keynote address […]

Porterbook and University of Birmingham sign partnership to develop HydroFlex- the UK’s first hydrogen train

21st September 2018

Porterbrook has entered into an MoU with the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (‘BCRRE’) to create HydroFlex – the UK’s first hydrogen powered train. The MoU, signed Wednesday 19 September at Innotrans in Berlin, will see Porterbook provide a ‘Class 319’ electric unit to BCRRE for conversion by their technical […]

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