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. Read more...
The 2014/15 series of railway seminars is almost fully booked already for the year and we are delighted to welcome senior practitioners from across the railway industry to the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. All students in the Schools of Civil Engineering and EESE, as well as anyone who finds the topic of interest, are welcome to attend. Attendance is expected of all MRes Railway Systems Integration students.
Selected past events
International Hydrail Conference
On the 3-4 July 2012 the University of Birmingham hosted the 7th International Hydrail Conference. This annual conference, held in a different country every year, focuses on the use of hydrogen for railway propulsion, the associated benefits, and remaining challenges. More information can be found at http://hydrail.org.
International Workshop on Railway Aerodynamics
Around the world there is much activity in this area, driven by the design of new types and concepts of trains, and by the needs for international standardisation. However the railway aerodynamics community is a relatively small one, and there is no regular international technical where forum researchers and practitioners can meet to exchange recent results and ideas. The International Workshop on Railway Aerodynamics, held in Birmingham on April 2013, provided an ideal opportunity for such exchanges.
If you wish to receive infomation concerning the organisation of the workshop please contact Professor Chris Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org.