Year: 2014

High Speed Rail: Celebrating Ambition. Conference 8-10 December, University of Birmingham

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high speed line in Japan. The University of Birmingham is marking this historic occasion by holding an international conference on High Speed Rail.  Several papers are being presented by TRACK21 researchers

Minister for Universities, Science and Cities visits TRACK21 researchers

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, discussed TRACK21 with William Powrie and the research team in Southampton on 20 November 2014. The BIS Minister asked about the research challenges and progress, and was shown

The future for rail infrastructure systems

A condensed version of William Powrie’s 2013 James Forrest lecture “On track: the future for rail infrastructure systems” has been published as an article by the Institution of Civil Engineers [Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 167 (CE4): 177-185; doi: 10.1680/cien.14.00014]. The

High Speed Rail conference 8-10 December 2014: call for papers

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high speed line in Japan. The University of Birmingham is marking this historic occasion by holding an international conference on High Speed Rail. The academic sessions will address high speed rail

Papers presented to international conference in Beijing

Almost 1,000 delegates gathered in Beijing from 13-17 July 2014 for the International Congress on Sound and Vibration, where  Track 21 researchers gave two papers and co-investigator David Thompson gave a distinguished keynote paper. Jou-Yi (Zoe) Shih presented her research on Assessment of

Industry identifies Track 21 as research best practice

The Network Rail Technical Strategy 2013, NR’s framework for research and development, cites its participation in Track 21 as an example of best practice for research and development into infrastructure. The NR Technical Strategy says: “Track 21 improves understanding of the

Track 21 investigator elected FICE

Professor Glenn McDowell, co-investigator responsible for WA5, Lab Integration,  was elected to Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 24th June 2014.  This is the highest and most senior grade of ICE Membership and is reserved for senior civil

Workshop 11-12 June 2014

There was a gathering of minds at Dillington House near Taunton in June 2014, when the Track 21 team came together to review progress, plan the fifth and final year’s work on the project, and identify future research needs.  Guest speakers from Network Rail, HS2,

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