Railway Track Inspection Workshop

G36 Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building (Y3)
Monday 19 February 2018 (09:30-15:00)

Nadeen Taylor (University of Birmingham)

Email: n.taylor.3@bham.ac.uk     

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 414 2626

Railway Track Inspection - Perspectives and supporting Technology Workshop 

19th February 2018

University of Birmingham

This workshop will investigate the developments in the railway track inspection technologies. The panel session will give the opportunity for participants to discuss the current problems they face with track inspection and devise solutions. Actions will be proposed to better understand the threats and to apply new technologies, systems, strategies and processes to improve track inspection of the railway The event will bring together key stakeholders from industry, transport authorities and academia. 


 09:30 Registration                                                                                                                         
 10:00 Welcome and introduction
 10:05 Pupose of Workshop and BCRRE Overview (Prof Clive Roberts, University of Birmingham)
 10:25 State-of-the-Art Track Inspection (Prof Clive Roberts, University of Birmingham)
 10:45 Coffee Break
 11:00 Infrastructure Manager's Perspective (Ian Barber, Network Rail
 11:20 Cyclic Top Measurment (Dr Marius Rusu, Abtus)
 11:40 Robotic Track Inspection (Richard Lewis, TWI Ltd.)
 12:00 Future Needs Workshop
 13:00 Lunch, Networking and Viewing of Cyclic Top Trolley
 13:30 Technology Roll-out Workshop
 14:30 Panel Discussion Session - Future Railway Research in the UK
 15:00 Wrap-up and Close  

 To book a place please click on the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/railway-track-inspection-perspectives-and-supporting-technology-tickets-42269735918

Getting there

By Car: There is limited car parking on campus, however, the nearest parking is at the North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road. There is a pay-and-display facility. The best post code for SatNav is B15 2SA. The venue is approximately 10 - 15 minutes walk away.

By Train: There is a station at the University (search for "University" on Train Planner). The venue is approximately 5 minutes walk away, turning left at the station exit. There are regular services from Birmingham New Street, and the journey takes less than 10 minutes.


Please contact Nadeen Taylor if you require further information.