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 […]

Parliamentary Reception to Launch the UKRRIN Network

20th February 2018

The UK rail sector today launches the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) a ground-breaking partnership between the rail…

Supporting the Strategic Vision for the Rail Industry

07th December 2017

UKRRIN has received a significant mention in the UK Government’s Strategic Vision for Rail published last month. The policy document, which focuses on five key areas, sets out…

Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA) and UKRRIN to Consolidate

20th November 2017

The Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA), held its 6th annual event earlier this month, with presentations providing and insight into current UK academic research activities, and an interactive…

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