International Conference on High Speed Rail

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Bramall Music Building, Edgbaston Campus
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching
Monday 8th (09:00) - Wednesday 10th December 2014 (19:00)

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 High speed rail

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high speed line in Japan. The University of Birmingham is marking this historic occasion by holding an international conference on High Speed Rail.

The event will celebrate all that has been achieved over the last 50 years and look ahead to the next 50 years of HSR. Academic and Industry leaders will assemble to discuss the major visions, challenges and solutions for the future of High Speed Rail.

Conference speakers include:

  • Uwe Krueger, CEO Atkins
  • Alistair Dormer, CEO Hitachi Rail Europe
  • Duncan Sutherland, non-executive Director HS2 ltd
  • Pierre Messulam, SNCF
  • Colin Stewart, Global Rail Business Leader ARUP
  • Yoshinori Hatta, JR Central
  • Hironori Tsujimura, JR East
  • Alain Sauvant, RFF
  • Professor Clive Roberts, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education.


Day 1: Monday 8th December 2014 Talent


Day 2: Tuesday 9th December 2014 History, Elements and Stimulus

Day 3: Wednesday 10th December 2014 Integration and Visions



Rhianne Evans at