Last Chance! RSSB £650k Research Competition: Data Sandbox+

03rd December 2019

The second round of the Data Sandbox+ research competition is closing on the 6th of December, make sure you submit your entry before then! Data Sandbox+ is building on the success of the original ‘Data Sandbox’ initiative that RSSB launched in 2017, which funded five feasibility studies on how data can be used in novel […]

UKRRIN Blog Series

26th November 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. Our members are working on many of the key challenges and ‘hot topics’ being discussed across the industry. In the coming months we are going to be showcasing a selection of this […]

UKRRIN Annual Conference 2019: Send us your feedback!

25th November 2019

Thanks to all those who attended our 2nd Annual Conference. Please share your thoughts on the event by completing the below feedback form:

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 […]

RIA inaugural Rail Industry Supplier Excellence Awards (RISE)

14th November 2019

11 November 2019 The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the voice of the UK rail supply community, has announced the winners of its inaugural Rail Industry Supplier Excellence Awards (RISE). The winners, who were announced at the RIA Annual Conference dinner on 7 November in a ceremony presented by renowned transport broadcaster Simon Calder, were awarded […]

The Seventh International Rail Human Factors Rail Conference, Call for

23rd October 2019

The Seventh International Rail Human Factors conference will be held in London on 24-26 June 2020. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, consultants, regulators, operators, infrastructure managers, manufacturers and suppliers to share rail human factors knowledge. The conference will focus on the discussion of topical issues such as in-cab signalling, traffic […]

Rail Week 2019

08th October 2019

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has launched an exhibition today in the lobby of the Department for Transport (DfT), which will be in place over Rail Week (7 – 13 October 2019). The Exhibition explores innovation in the industry, looking at how rail companies are developing new technologies to improve the UK’s railways. It focuses […]

Leading UK rail universities to benefit from Network Rail agreements

01st October 2019

The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) is delighted to announce that it is set to receive millions of pounds in investment from Network Rail to boost UK rail research and development. The Network Rail Research Framework agreement will see contracts signed with eight UKRRIN universities to bolster innovation in the sector. The research […]

University of Birmingham leases Porterbrook High Speed Train

18th September 2019

Rolling stock asset management company, Porterbrook, has leased one of its iconic High-Speed Trains (HST) to the University of Birmingham. The HSTs revitalised InterCity rail travel in Britain from their introduction in the late 1970s and are held in huge affection by travellers and enthusiasts alike. The HST will enable the University of Birmingham to […]

Now accepting entries for the 2019 Young Innovator Award!

13th September 2019

About this competition In order to continue taking innovative approaches to challenges facing today’s railways, we need to encourage young people to ‘choose rail’ so that we generate new thinking and enable knowledge transfer opportunities. We also however, need to ensure we retain existing talent, by encouraging the development of new skills as needed, and […]

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