Good news and exciting times at BCRRE

Alex Burrows Director of BCRRE provides us with a piece on some good news. 2020 has provided some cheer for us all at BCRRE.  We found out two days ago (Wednesday 25 November) that we had won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Business Collaboration for our work with Porterbrook on the HydroFLEX project, the … Continue reading “Good news and exciting times at BCRRE”

Welcome to the new home of BCRRE

Alex Burrows Director of BCRRE shares his thoughts on the new building and what we aim to achieve. We are delighted to share the news that our new purpose-built railway centre designed to deliver specialist research in railway systems engineering has opened on campus at the University of Birmingham. Our new home provides us with … Continue reading “Welcome to the new home of BCRRE”

Innovation and the UK rail industry

Alex Burrows, Director of BCRRE, comments about the appetite for innovation in the rail industry and the challenge faced in converting ideas into realisation. Here at BCRRE, we were extremely interested to see the findings of the RIA Innovation Survey published yesterday.  To start with, all respondents (of which there were around 300) said that … Continue reading “Innovation and the UK rail industry”