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 […]

RIA Innovation Conference 19-20th March 2019

04th March 2019

The 2019 edition of RIA’s Innovation Conference is fast approaching. With less than a month to go, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what you can expect to see and hear about from a UKRRIN perspective at the conference. Taking place at the Telford International Centre, the 11th RIA Innovation Conference carries […]

Demo of Train Fluid Servicing Robot – 28 March – Brunel University

21st February 2019

Brunel University, in partnership with TBG Solutions and funded by DfT/InnovateUK, have built a lab robot demonstrator for servicing the fluids (CET, wheel sand, fuel etc.) on passenger rail vehicles in order to meet increased passenger demands forecast for the rail industry. This project was initiated by an RSSB-funded technical and economic feasibility study. The […]

UKRRIN/REF Lecture Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock

20th February 2019

On Tuesday 29th January the first in a series of lectures, organised by UKRRIN and Railway Engineers Forum (REF) took place at the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) based at Huddersfield University. Professor Simon Iwnicki Director of the Institute of Railway Research said of the day “I was delighted that we had over 100 delegates […]

RSSB Machine Learning Survey, take part now!

18th December 2018

RSSB are putting out a call to all Data scientists, Machine Learning (ML) suppliers and AI experts. There is a short survey (about 10 minutes) in which you can tell RSSB  about the ML products you’re selling or developing, and where you think ML will take the railways next. When it comes to Machine Learning […]

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 […]

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