Rail Live 2019

08th July 2019

Rail Live took place on the 19th and 20th of June this year. With representatives from across the rail industry in attendance it was a vibrant, busy and exciting event. Innovative collaboration between industry and academia featured highly across the event. With UKRRIN founding members RSSB, Siemens, Unipart, Pandrol present and UKRRIN industrial partner Porterbrook […]

The UK’s first hydrogen train makes its debut at Rail Live 2019

03rd July 2019

Rail Live is one of the highlights in the rail events calendar, taking place over two days at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Warwickshire. This year saw the launch of HydroFLEX, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train delivered by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) (part of the University of Birmingham) and […]

Mainline Testing of UK’s First Hydrogen Train Gets Green Light

21st June 2019

Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (‘BCRRE’) today announce that the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX, will be tested on the mainline railway following a successful proof-of-concept.   The mainline testing of HydroFLEX marks an important step in the development of a zerocarbon emission propulsion system that could help […]

Rail Live 2019

14th June 2019

On the 19-20 of June 2019 UKRRIN will be exhibiting on stand W44 at Rail Live. Rail Live brings together the entire UK rail industry in a real railway environment. With over 250 exhibitors and 6000 visitors each year, it is one of the leading showcases in the UK rail industry calendar.   UKRRIN will […]

RSSB £650k Research Competition: Data Sandbox+

14th May 2019

The Data Sandbox+ research competition builds 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 ways to support performance improvements. Through the Data Sandbox+, RSSB are making £650,000 available to fund demonstrator projects that build on the […]

UKRRIN welcomes two new industry members into network

26th April 2019

PRESS RELEASE The UK Rail Research Network (UKRRIN) has welcomed two new industry members into its network. Furrer + Frey and Worldline join ten university and 15 industry partners in UKRRIN, giving them access to world-class research expertise, capabilities and facilities to address industry challenges across digital systems, infrastructure, rolling stock and testing. The announcement […]

UKRRIN joins cross-organisational group to fresh the Rail Technical Strategy

11th April 2019

One of the core functions of the coordinating hub supporting UKRRIN is the pillar focused on links to industry strategy. As part of this,  we have  joined forces with RSSB, Network Rail and Siemens to be part of the cross-organisational, new collaborative group tasked with updating and refreshing the Rail Technical Strategy (RTS). The Rail […]

Nicky Morgan MP champions innovation in the rail industry

11th April 2019

On Monday 8 April, Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, visited Loughborough University as part of the Railway Industry Association (RIA) 2019 Fellowship Programme. Nicky Morgan, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee and former Secretary of State for Education, spent the morning at Loughborough University learning about Repoint  – innovative track switching technology that uses multi-channel […]

UKRRIN/REF CEDS Lecture 9th April 2019

10th April 2019

We held the second in our joint lecture series with the Railway Engineers Forum (REF) this week, with an event hosted by BCRRE and the UKRRIN Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems (CEDS). The CEDS aims to meet the current and future demands of the GB rail industry for research and innovation in new areas, […]

RIA Innovation Conference 2019

29th March 2019

The 11th edition of the RIA Innovation Conference took place at the Telford International Conference Centre On the 19th and 20th of March 2019. Centred around the theme ‘ M. A. D. E. in Britain‘ the event built on RIA’s focus on ‘Growing rail in uncertain times’, M.A.D.E stands for Materials, Automation, Data and Energy all key areas […]

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