Research, training & skills news – Page 2

  • LNER FutureLabs
    Rail Business UK

    LNER FutureLabs innovation programme launched

    2020-05-05T10:41:00Z

    UK: The LNER FutureLabs programme has been launched to provide an opportunity for technology start-ups to test their ideas in the railway environment. The programme has three ‘challenges’: More Journeys, More Often: digital services that encourage more people to travel by train; Personalised ...

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    Railway embankment loading research contract

    2020-04-22T11:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Mott MacDonald a contract to lead the overall technical direction of Stage 2 of the Embankment Traffic Loading applied research programme, which is investigating the response of embankment clay fill to increased traffic loads and the implications for trackbed impact assessment. ...

  • Newport training facility
    Rail Business UK

    Signaller training centre to keep trains moving through the pandemic

    2020-04-21T08:02:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has converted former testing workshops and meeting rooms at Newport into a temporary training centre to ensure it has enough skilled signallers to keep trains in the Wales Western Region moving during the coronavirus crisis. More than ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Software speeds up Network Rail’s track renewals planning

    2020-04-20T08:08:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has adopted the University of Salford’s Thinklab tool to support its track renewal programme. Thinklab is a UE4-powered 4D simulation platform intended to model engineering possessions in a virtual simulation environment. NR is using the tool to improve the efficiency, cost and ...

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    Urban news

    Metro staff learning under lockdown

    2020-04-16T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corp Ltd has arranged for online training classes to be provided by the L T Metro Training Academy in Hyderabad, in order to make productive use of time during the national coronavirus lockdown period. A total of 41 people who had ...

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    Federal Railroad Administration publishes research reports

    2020-04-10T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has published a number of technical reports and research results. The topics covered are: Wireless Digital Train Line for Passenger Trains; Validating a 70-Ton Higher Speed Freight Truck Design: Phase II; Impact Test Data Analysis for Load Environment ...

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    Siemens and BCRRE agree long-term research partnership

    2020-03-19T15:00:00Z

    UK: The University of Birmingham and Siemens Mobility Ltd have announced an academic framework research collaboration, deepening the relationship between the two organisations. The collaboration is intended to allow the University of Birmingham and Siemens Mobility to ‘advance the industrial application of fundamental academic research, whilst ...

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    Universities collaborate to support Colombian railway revitalisation

    2020-03-18T12:01:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Academics from Javeriana University in Bogotá and Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK have worked together to provide government officials with training in railway development. This is intended to support the government’s strategy to rehabilitate the 914 mm gauge rail network with the aim of ...

  • Train rig (2)
    Rail Business UK

    Aerodynamic research facilities enhanced

    2020-03-16T14:11:00Z

    UK: The University of Birmingham’s Transient Aerodynamic Investigation facility at Derby’s Rail Technology Centre business park has reopened following a £1·5m renovation. Part of the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research Education, the TRAIN rig with an instrumented 150 m long track ...

  • Siemens Mobility has begun recruiting apprentices for its future Goole train manufacturing facility
    Rail Business UK

    Recruitment of apprentices for Goole train factory begins

    2020-03-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has begun recruiting apprentices for its future Goole train manufacturing facility, with 12 three-year Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship positions to be among the first of up to 700 jobs it expects to create at the site. The apprentices will start in ...

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    ‘Beware the bubble’, warn level crossing safety campaigners

    2020-03-10T14:47:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has selected ‘Beware the bubble’ as the theme for the 12th International Level Crossing Awareness Day, which will take place on June 11.

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    REMSA to sponsor trips to InnoTrans 2020 for two students

    2020-03-04T14:26:00Z

    INNOTRANS: North America’s Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association is partnering with exhibition organiser Messe Berlin to send two students to InnoTrans 2020 in the German capital on September 22-25. Each sponsorship package includes round trip travel, hotel accommodation for four nights, a daily ...

  • Network Rail STEM learning centre (2)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail opens STEM learning facility to inspire the next generation

    2020-02-24T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has opened a dedicated STEM learning facility with the aim of closing national skills gaps by inspiring children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. Schoolchildren and community groups can participate in a range of STEM-based activities ...

  • ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network.
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    Effects of operating freight trains on high speed lines to be studied

    2020-02-20T10:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network. The 16-month project will include field tests to observe and analyse the aerodynamic forces exerted when ...

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    Fast-charge battery development funded

    2020-02-18T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The development of fast-charge lithium-ion batteries to power catenary-free trams is among the projects which have been awarded A$11m of government funding under a programme to develop the national minerals sector. The A$5m tram battery project brings together the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research ...

  • A ‘Rail Human Library’ will form part of the 10th Get Up to Speed With STEM event
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Human Library aims to inspire interest in railway careers

    2020-01-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: A ‘Rail Human Library’ will form part of the 10th Get Up to Speed With STEM event which is to be held in Rotherham on March 25 with the aim of encouraging young people to take an interest in the construction, technology and manufacturing sectors. ...

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    Tram driving National Occupational Standards to be reviewed

    2020-01-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Industry group UKTram is leading a project to review the existing Tram Driver National Occupational Standards. The tram driver standards were last updated in 2005, and the review is scheduled to be completed by June. NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to ...

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    Afghans visit high speed rail training centre

    2020-01-19T06:00:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: Staff from the Ministry of Transport recently travelled to China to be trained in railway management, signalling and operations. This included a visit to a high speed rail training centre. The Afghanistan Railway Authority said the engineers had acquired a ...

  • ‘Your.Future’ is the slogan of the InnoTrans Campus in Hall 21e, where students and young professionals seeking careers in the transport sector will be able to meet potential employers ranging from start-ups to international companies.
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    Find Your Future at the InnoTrans 2020 Career Boost

    2020-01-18T06:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: ‘Your.Future’ is the slogan of the InnoTrans Campus in Hall 21e, where students and young professionals seeking careers in the transport sector will be able to meet potential employers ranging from start-ups to international companies. A new feature at InnoTrans 2020 will be the Eurailpress ...

  • Canadian Rail Safety Toolkit
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    Funding for a classroom in a tank wagon and rail safety education

    2020-01-16T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: The federal government has announced funding for projects to raise rail safety awareness including the safe transport of dangerous goods. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada has been allocated C$219 750 over three years for its Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response initiative. ...