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UKRRIN/REF Lecture, Centre of Excellence in Testing

Join us on 9 July from 6pm for the third event in the UK Rail Research Innovation Network (UKRRIN) and Railway Engineers Forum (REF) Lecture series. An innovative series focusing on the four UKRRIN Centres of Excellence, their capabilities, and the future of rail in the UK.

In our third event we are presenting the Centre of Excellence in Testing (CET). Which aims to help accelerate adoption and transformational change in rail systems technology, and new railway products and services. The James Forrest lecture will explore how the rail sector can accelerate new technologies and products from research into market applications.

Delegates will hear key insights into the research activity at the UKRRIN CET, and explore the next steps needed to take rail innovations to implementation.

Speakers from Transport for London, Network Rail and the Quinton Rail Technology Centre will cover:

  • Ongoing research and innovations at the UKRRIN CET
  • How infrastructure providers are currently adopting this research
  • How to overcome some of the challenges and barriers currently preventing implementation
  • Examples of innovation and how this was achieved

This will be followed by keynote Graham Lewis from Network Rail, who will present a case study on innovation in drainage and water management on the rail network.


18:00     Registration and welcome refreshments
18:30     Welcome from the Chair Jenny Cooke, Chair, Rail Engineers Forum
18:40     Presentation by Amanda Mackie, RIDC Programme Manager at Network Rail
18:50     Presentation by Colin Flack, Director at Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC)
19:00     Presentation by Simon Chung, Principal Programme Engineering Manager at Transport for London (TfL)
19:10     Keynote address by Graham Lewis, Senior Engineer – Drainage and Off-Track at Network Rail
19:30     Q&A session
19:50     Closing remarks and next steps
20:00     Event close

Date and Time: 09/07/2019,  18:00-20:00

Location: Institution of Civil Engineers One Great George Street Westminster London SW1P 3AA United Kingdom

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