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Universities and industry unite in £92 million UK railway research partnership

Universities and industry unite in £92 million UK railway research partnership
Description
A partnership between the rail supply industry and a consortium of eight universities has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence.
Date:
10/07/2017

Railway students excel in 2017 Railway Challenge competition

Description
A team of railway students from the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), partnered with Aegis Engineering Systems, have won second prize in the annual IMechE Railway Challenge.
Date:
03/07/2017

Singapore engineers and Birmingham experts work together to raise rail reliability

Singapore engineers and Birmingham experts work together to raise rail reliability
Description
Singapore's largest railway operator and the University of Birmingham - one of the UK's top universities for railway science and education - have embarked on four research projects that will enhance the reliability of railway networks.
Date:
11/05/2017

Permanent Secretary for BEIS visits Railway Centre

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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'

Description
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?
Description
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

Description
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
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