Research, training & skills news – Page 6

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    Turkey to develop national rail research institute


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

    An academic route to train track specialists


    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


    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


    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 ...