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BCRRE professors win prestigious Award for Business Advancement

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Two leaders of the Birmingham Centre for Railways and Research Education (BCRRE) received University Founders' Awards for Excellence at the Chancellor's Dinner held on Thursday 13 July.
Date:
13/07/2018

Research investment needed in railways says House of Commons Transport Committee

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The University of Birmingham's Centre for Railway Research and Education has welcomed the publication of a major report into UK rail investment, to which it contributed to as a specialist advisor.
Date:
02/07/2018

Birmingham engineer makes a global impact in train design and maintenance

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The engineering scientist, Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen, in the School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham has been appointed as the UK principal scientist for the working group on recycling of rolling stocks of International (ISO) Standard Committee; and recently hosted 'International Expert Meeting on Recycling of Rolling Stocks' at The University in late May 2018.
Date:
26/06/2018

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers
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The Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) has unveiled the U.K.'s first fully operating hydrogen train at Rail Live 2018, an annual event that brings the entire industry together to showcase UK rail expertise.
Date:
21/06/2018

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport visits Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport visits Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
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Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, visited the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) yesterday (14 June) to learn more about how the centre is helping to improve railway systems around the world and to discuss how investment in rail can help support shared economic prosperity throughout the UK.
Date:
15/06/2018

Bridget Eickhoff made honorary engineering professor at Birmingham

Bridget Eickhoff made honorary engineering professor at Birmingham
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​Top railway engineer Bridget Eickhoff has been conferred as Honorary Professor at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/05/2018

Hydrogen trains could extend the range of electric trains in the UK

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A researcher at the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE), has highlighted how plans to introduce hydrogen-powered trains in the UK within the next three year could help to phase out the use of polluting diesel trains by extending the range of electric trains.
Date:
17/05/2018

Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education welcomes collaboration with two international partners

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Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education welcomes collaboration with two international partners, MTR Academy and the School of Information Science & Technology (SIST).
Date:
25/04/2018

University of Birmingham appoints new Business Director for Rail Research

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The Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Alex Burrows has joined the BCRRE team as Business Director.
Date:
14/04/2018

PhD students celebrate Chinese New Year at 10 Downing Street

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On Wednesday 21 February 2018, five PhD students from the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research (BCRRE) spent the evening celebrating Chinese New Year with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street.
Date:
26/02/2018
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