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    Turkey to develop national rail research institute

    2019-09-26T12:38:00Z

    The institute is intended to support development of the Turkish main line network. It will be eventually be based at TCDD premises in Ankara. TURKEY: The Ministry for Transport Infrastructure is to establish an Institute of Rail Transport Technology, which will be operated jointly ...

  • The winning FH Aachen team celebrates with IMechE head judge Bill Reeve of Transport Scotland.
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    Aachen students scoop IMechE Railway Challenge

    2019-07-01T09:33:00Z

    UK: A team of students from Aachen University of Applied Science was named champion of the eighth Railway Challenge organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, after successfully completing a series of on-track challenges at the Stapleford Miniature Railway on June 29-30. Open to students, apprentices ...

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    Shift2Rail proposals increase

    2019-06-24T13:07:00Z

    EUROPE: The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking’s 2019 call for proposals to receive European Union co-funding for research and innovation received 50 bids covering projects worth a total of €193·9m. This is a 28% increase in the number of proposals from last year, with the €117·9m of co-funding ...

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    Shift2Rail study backs fuel cell train development

    2019-05-20T09:42:00Z

    EUROPE: Fuel cell and hydrogen trains ‘are well positioned to help Europe reach its greenhouse gas, air contaminant and noise reduction goals as a versatile zero-emission technology’, according to a report commissioned by the EU-funded Shift2Rail and Fuel Cells Hydrogen joint undertakings. Published in conjunction with a ...

  • YRP’s 10th annual black tie dinner took place in London on April 11.
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    YRP celebrates 10 years of success

    2019-04-24T07:33:00Z

    Professional networking and educational group Young Rail Professionals has developed an important role in a fragmented UK rail sector. Nick Kingsley asks co-founder Paul Cooper and former Chair Sabrina Ihaddaden to reflect on the organisation’s achievements in its first decade.

  • The expansion of the national network is putting strain on human resources in the Israeli rail sector.
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    An academic route to train track specialists

    2019-03-18T14:03:00Z

    ISRAEL: The first intake of students is expected to enrol in May at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa as ISR and the Ministry of Transport launch a programme to train more track engineers. Historically, the national railway was able to draw on a large ...

  • Rail Alliance manages the testing and production site at Long Marston, a former military storage facility, which is home to Vivarail and a number of other suppliers.
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    Rail Alliance and BCRRE join forces to foster innovation

    2019-03-11T16:06:00Z

    UK: Trade association Rail Alliance and Birmingham Centre for Railway Research Education announced the formal integration of the two organisations on March 11. The merger is intended to foster a closer partnership between the supply industry and academia to support a more focused approach ...

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    Shift2Rail publishes 2019 call for proposals

    2019-01-16T13:42:00Z

    EUROPE: The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking issued its 2019 call for proposals on January 16, with €77m of co-funding available to support railway research innovation projects expected to have a total value of €150m. S2R is funded as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 ...