About us

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is Europe’s largest academic-based group that provides world-class research, education, and innovation to the global rail industry.

We are BCRRE

With over 180 staff including academics, researchers and professional support staff, we offer an expanding portfolio of  programmes.

Enterprise and innovation at BCRRE provides commercial and professional services support to our research and education activities, underpinning the engagement with the global rail industry to foster collaborations. Therefore, we welcome interest from any business or individual interested in railway research, education or innovation. 

We are the lead partner in the £92m UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), a collaboration between academic centres of excellence and the rail industry. UKRRIN is revolutionising innovation in the rail industry by bringing together academia with industrial partners from all over the supply chain.

Annual Report 

BCRRE report 2019-21 (PDF)

BCRRE annual report 2018-19 (PDF)

BCRRE annual report 2017-18 (PDF)

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