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Porterbrook signs-up to UKRRIN

14th November 2018

Porterbrook has joined the UK Railway Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN). UKRRIN is a unique organisation that promotes closer collaboration between industry and academia. Porterbrook’s membership of UKRRIN, which was announced today at the organisation’s Annual Conference, builds on the company’s existing links with the University of Birmingham. Today’s Annual Conference is a first for […]

UKRRIN celebrates first annual conference bringing rail industry and academia together

13th November 2018

The UK Railway Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) is celebrating its first annual conference today (Tuesday 13 November) and will announce the latest member to become part of its exclusive network. The conference will see over 200 academic and industry representatives come together to discuss and showcase partnerships to increase innovation, help bring products to […]

Highlights from the RIA Annual Conference 2018

23rd October 2018

The team at UKRRIN were delighted to have a presence at the RIA Annual Conference on 22 October 2018. Held at the historic Landmark hotel (which has a long and illustrious rail history as one of London’s Victorian era railway hotels, The Hotel Great Central which was envisioned by Sir Edward Watkin and created by […]

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 […]

UKRRIN CEDS Hosts Rail Data Challenge Workshop

06th September 2018

Innovators, academic research teams and SMEs came together at the University of Birmingham this week for the UKRRIN Rail Data Challenge Workshop. The event was hosted by the UKRRIN Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems (CEDS) at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) to support the efforts of the rail industry in […]

Breaking ground at the University of Birmingham’s new School of Engineering

06th September 2018

The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon, have celebrated the start of development of a new School of Engineering building. The ground breaking ceremony of the building, designed by Associated Architects, marked the first step in the creation of the facility is being developed alongside the new UK Rail Research and Innovation Network […]

Call for Papers: 15th Railway Engineering Conference July 2019

29th August 2018

3-4 July 2019, Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland, UK The Railway Engineering Conference is a bi-annual event showcasing railway engineering advances from the international rail community. The conferences cover topics ranging from ballast, signalling, ground vibration and wheel -rail interface to high speed rail. The 2019 conference will feature 5 keynote lectures to provide an […]

RSSB funds 5 projects to improve Network Performance – following the Launch of the ‘Data Sandbox’

01st May 2018

The rail industry has a national target to deliver a Public Performance Measure (PPM) of 92.5% by March 2019.  In areas where lines are most congested, punctuality has been declining in recent years. Costs associated with performance related delay minutes is estimated to be worth £695 million/year. Therefore, with increasing demands on services and a […]

UKRRIN Academic Engagement – Submit your expression of interest

30th April 2018

Background Industry has shown support for rail-related academic research over the years through ongoing commitment to RRUKA, developed to bridge the gap between industry and academia. The development of UKRRIN provides an opportunity to strengthen links with the supply chain and push ideas through to commercialisation. The selection of centres of excellence/innovation centres has helped […]

Unipart and RSSB sign agreement as UKRRIN Industry partners

20th April 2018

At the UKRRIN Steering Committee this morning, hosted by RSSB, we were delighted to receive two more signed UKRRIN collaboration contracts from Unipart Rail and the Rail Safety & Standards Board. Dr Steve Ingleton, Engineering Director at Unipart Rail and Luisa Moisio, Programme Director, Research and Development at RSSB, handed their signed contracts over to Jo […]

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