Permanent Secretary for BEIS visits Railway Centre

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.

Railway visit

Leading the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Mr Chisholm learned about the Centre’s pioneering digital systems, maintenance and railway research, and learned how researchers are tackling these issues directly to develop the railways of the future.

The Centre’s world-class research is having impact across the globe, revolutionising the railway as a safe, fast, high capacity, and environmentally and customer friendly transport mode.

  • With over 130 academics, researchers and professional support staff, the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education deliver world class research and thought leadership within railways, and offer an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. Close relationships with the rail industry mean that the Centre’s research and teaching draws in real-world situations. By studying in depth what is happening across the world's railways, the Centre prepare graduates for the challenges of the future.