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 […]

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 […]

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