UKRRIN welcomes new academic members

05th June 2023

The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) has welcomed four new academic members into its network.

University of Derby, Leeds University, Swansea University and University College London, join existing academic and industry partners in UKRRIN to enhance network capabilities, facilities, and expertise.

  • University of Derby join as partner of the Digital Systems Centre (CEDS), with interests in zero carbon systems, energy systems, AI, VR gamification, secure data and networks, multi-physics simulation, materials,
  • Leeds University join as partners of the Infrastructure Centre (CEI), with comprehensive expertise in high-speed rail engineering, operations, economics and human factors.
  • Swansea University join as an affiliate of the network bringing expertise in railway signalling and control, and partnering with the Infrastructure Centre (CEI) to bring in complementary expertise across a broad spectrum of civil engineering research topics
  • University College London (UCL) join as a network affiliate bringing expertise in railway operations, station infrastructure and accessibility, passenger experience and movement


Clive Roberts, Director of BCRRE and Lead for UKRRIN said,

“We are delighted to be expanding the breadth of academic expertise and capabilities available via the UKRRIN network to the wider rail industry. We look forward to working with our new partners on solutions to address current and future challenges in fresh and exciting ways.”



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