Response to Rail Alliance new membership support

Here at BCRRE we are delighted to be associated with the Rail Alliance and its support for the supply chain during the current COVID-19 lockdown crisis. In response to the growing concern and uncertainty of the current situation regarding COVID-19, Rail Alliance remains focused on providing support, guidance and opportunities for its SME Community.  In … Continue reading “Response to Rail Alliance new membership support”

Is this the end for rail franchising?

Is this the end of rail franchising? This morning the UK Transport Secretary has announced that train operating companies (TOCs) can transfer their current rail franchise agreements to ‘Emergency Measures Agreements’. Read @alexcburrows blog here: We are currently in the middle of an extraordinary situation.  As the UK, along with the rest of the world, … Continue reading “Is this the end for rail franchising?”

Hydrogen power – replacing diesel with hydrogen fuel cell and battery

Dr Stuart Hillmansen, Senior Lecturer in Electrical Energy Systems,  tells us about how to replace diesel using Hydrogen and battery power The centre’s research has shown the best current candidate to provide traction power to replace diesel multiple units is a combination of hydrogen fuel cell and battery. Each of the sub-systems involved in creating … Continue reading “Hydrogen power – replacing diesel with hydrogen fuel cell and battery”

Launching the Rail Research Café

To mark an end to the week, be it busy, hectic, fun, quick or unusual, BCRRE brings you the Rail Research Café. The Rail Research Café will take place online every Friday morning between 1000 and 1200 on twitter using #BCRRERailReseachCafe. Members of the BCRRE team will post a blog on a specific theme, topic … Continue reading “Launching the Rail Research Café”

Celebrating graduation success

Dr Holly Foss, Director of Education, BCRRE, comments on our new MSc graduates who celebrated their success at this December’s graduation. On 12 December 2019, 25 of our students graduated from their degrees in Railway Systems Engineering and Integration and in Railway Safety and Control Systems at the University of Birmingham. After a year of … Continue reading “Celebrating graduation success”

Student railway society, RailSoc, gets its 3rd year off to a busy start

Matthew Teller, 3rd year BEng Electrical & Railway Engineering Student and Chair of the University of Birmingham Railway Society, tells us about this term’s society activities. RailSoc is now well underway with its 3rd year as a society and we have continued to organise some fantastic events this autumn term. Crewe Railway Heritage Centre Our first … Continue reading “Student railway society, RailSoc, gets its 3rd year off to a busy start”

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”