Chinese rail partnership is on track

A new rail research institute in the Anhui  province marks a major milestone in the  University’s burgeoning relationship with  China and its hopes for future research  capability in the region.

The Anhui-Birmingham International  Research Institute in Rail Transportation  (ABIRIRT) will bring together Anglo-Chinese expertise, with initial research  focusing on metro developments  in the province. 


Clive Roberts, Director of ABIRIRT  and Professor of Railway Systems,  says: ‘Working in China gives us the  opportunity to support and influence  railway development in a country with  10,000km of high-speed line, and with  25 cities that are building or extending  their metro services'. 

‘As the Institute grows and develops  its significant research capabilities,  it will act as a base for our railway  research across Asia and reinforce our  growing portfolio of activities in China.’



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