Month: November 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