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Permanent Secretary for BEIS visits Railway Centre

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Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), visited the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) to meet the Centre's leading digital railway experts, and discover cutting-edge technology in the railway laboratories.
Date:
02/03/2017

Birmingham signs rail agreement with top Chinese university

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The University of Birmingham today signed an agreement with Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) for research experts to work together on developing technology to help make railways safer and more efficient.
Date:
14/02/2017

Passengers take mobile measure of comfort for railway companies

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Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017

Rail Minister visits leading BCRRE digital railway labs

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Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, visited the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) to meet the Centre's leading digital railway experts and see the cutting-edge technology in the Centre's rail labs.
Date:
13/02/2017

Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line'

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Train delays due to leaves on the line could be a thing of the past if a prototype developed at the University of Birmingham is adopted by railway networks.
Date:
18/11/2016

Are we nearly there yet?

Are we nearly there yet?
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The problems that the British railway system struggles with on a day-to-day basis are due to high utilisation, aged infrastructure and the complication of interfacing many different generations of systems; new railways do not generally suffer from such problems.
Date:
20/10/2016

BCRRE and SMRT Institute sign collaborative agreement to form educational partnership

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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) and SMRT Institute (SMRTi) have signed a collaborative agreement (13 September 2016) to formalise a partnership in training and education.
Date:
23/09/2016

BCRRE at Innotrans 2016

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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education will be at Innotrans 2016
Date:
16/09/2016

Birmingham Hosts IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation

Birmingham Hosts IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation
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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education hosted the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation (ICIRT) at the University of Birmingham on the 23 -25 August 2016.
Date:
30/08/2016

Railway PhD Student Wins Prestigious 2016 ERESS Award

Railway PhD Student Wins Prestigious 2016 ERESS Award
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Zhongbei Tian, PhD student at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham, won the prestigious 2016 European Partnership for Railway Energy Settlement Systems (ERESS) Award for Best Energy Efficiency Project for Railways and/or on Trains, hosted in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
Date:
15/06/2016
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