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Institute of Railway Research (IRR) Win Prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

19th February 2020

Researchers and engineers at IRR at the University of Huddersfield whose mission is to future-proof the rail network by making innovations in track, rolling stock and safety has won one of the most coveted honours in Higher Education, awarded after scrutiny by the Prime Minister and approval from Her Majesty The Queen. At a special […]

UKRRIN welcomes news that HS2 has been given the ‘green-light’

19th February 2020

The UK Government last week gave the go-ahead to the HS2 project which will provide high speed links between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. We recently published a blog series looking at the opportunities HS2 will provide, and highlighting from a research perspective, the work being carried out by UKRRIN members helping to ensure the […]

University of Huddersfield, POLIMI Rolling Stock Summer School

10th February 2020

The University of Huddersfield together with Politecnico Milano (POLIMI) will be holding the 2020 Rolling Stock Summer School in Lecco, Italy from the 31st of August to the 4th of September 2020. We would like to invite students starting a PhD in the area of railway engineering or engineers beginning a career in this field […]

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 […]

UKRRIN High Speed Blog – Opinion Piece, RIA and HS2

12th December 2019

As we all get ready to vote in the election today, we’re taking an opportunity to step back from the furore of the election rhetoric and focus on one of the preeminent high speed projects in the UK, HS2. It would be impossible to discuss high speed rail, without exploring this ambitious high speed project. […]

Celebrating the Building Topping Out, UKRRIN Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems

10th December 2019

The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon and Associated Architects, have celebrated the topping out of a new School of Engineering building. The topping out of the building, designed by Associated Architects, marked the latest step in the creation of the facility is being developed alongside the new UK Rail Research and Innovation […]

UKRRIN Blog Series Introducing…High Speed Rail

05th December 2019

UKRRIN aims through strong partnerships between academia and the rail supply chain, to create a step-change in rail innovation on a global scale. We will be working with our academic and industrial partners to showcase a selection of our activity with a new series of blog features.   Our first feature will focus on the […]

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