Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education recognised in The Parliamentary Review

Alex Burrows writes about BCRRE’s contribution to the Parliamentary Review in its Best Practice Representative section. We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised with an invitation to publish an article in the Parliamentary Review, authored by Professor Clive Roberts and with contributions from Alex Burrows and Rachel Eade. BCRRE is a global … Continue reading “Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education recognised in The Parliamentary Review”

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Extending our reach into South East Europe

Alex Burrows, Director of BCRRE, explains the importance of reaching far and wide in support of our innovation and technology ambition.

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Reflections on delivering our Brexit-preparation workshops

Rachel Eade MBE, Business Development Manager, reflects on her experiences to date, delivering Brexit-preparation workshops. Week two of the Rail Alliance rail & transport sector Brexit Preparation workshops is underway. We will have travelled the country from London to Cardiff and many stations on route to York. So what have we learnt? I can summarise … Continue reading “Reflections on delivering our Brexit-preparation workshops”

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Cybersecurity challenges and digitalisation of the railway

  Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the US, also known in the EU as European Cyber Security Month is all about highlighting the importance of cybersecurity in everyday life, and little changes we can each undertake to protect ourselves.

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Destination decarbonisation report

On 17 September, the Rail Alliance and Birmingham Centre for Rail Research (BCRRE) delivered the UK’s first rail decarbonisation event at Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC), a test and trial centre of excellence and fast becoming recognised for the concentration of green railway technologies being developed there.

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Encouraging the next generation of railway engineers

One of the hottest topics in the rail industry is the ‘skills gap’ and how we can inspire the next generation, from all backgrounds, to consider a career in rail engineering.

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TRAIN Rig reopening and ‘Train Aerodynamics’ book launch

Wednesday 19th June saw the much anticipated formal reopening of the University of Birmingham Transient Aerodynamic Investigation (TRAIN) rig facility following a £1.5 million upgrade as part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) project. A special event was held at the Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland to celebrate the occasion, drawing … Continue reading “TRAIN Rig reopening and ‘Train Aerodynamics’ book launch”

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23rd European Study Tour

In it’s 23rd year, Joy Grey, Education Liaison Officer, and Dr Charles Watson, Teaching Fellow, led a week-long study tour covering Holland, Germany, Austria, and Poland. It’s an opportunity for students to find out more about the world of railways outside of the classroom. Here, MSc Railway System Engineering and Integration (RSEI) students write about … Continue reading “23rd European Study Tour”

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Africa Rail

Last week, Professor Clive Roberts and Dr Marcelo Blumenfeld attended the Africa Rail conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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BCRRE student wins commercialisation prize

BCRRE PhD student, Tingyu Xin has won the Ronjon Nag Commercialisation Prize to enable her to further her current railway research and explore market application.

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