RSSB and University of Birmingham will host the World Congress on Railway Research on behalf of UK rail in 2022

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RSSB and the University of Birmingham are delighted to announce that they will jointly host the next World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) event. This is on behalf of the UK rail industry and will take place between 6 – 10 June 2022 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city with the youngest population of all UK cities. It is a key hub in the national rail network and the developing high-speed network. New Street station is the busiest interchange station in the UK, with a train leaving every 27 seconds. This expected to increase further due with the £778M investment given to the West Midlands in preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Bringing together industry leaders and researchers, WCRR is a forum for the global railway research community to share the latest research, innovations and solutions across different topics. Held every three years in a different host nation, the congress carries a mission to promote the value and benefits of railway research, excellence in research and technology development, and worldwide collaboration and sharing of technical knowledge.

RSSB is a founding member of WCRR and embraces the opportunity that each congress offers in sharing novel findings and solutions to challenges faced in the rail sector across the globe. 

Luisa Moisio, RSSB R&D Programme Director says; 

With the level of activity and development of the British network underway in terms of infrastructure projects, R&D programmes and activities to meet key ambitious targets, our rail landscape is in the midst of an exciting and crucial shift, with innovation at its core. This is why RSSB and the University of Birmingham, with the backing of UK Government, the City of Birmingham and on behalf of the UK R&I community as a whole will be welcoming the global rail community to the vibrant city of Birmingham for the 13th WCRR in 2022”. 

Anson Jack, International Director at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) says,

We are delighted and honoured to be part of the UK team jointly hosting WCRR 2022. The UK has a rich history of railway development with some exciting new capabilities and projects in the pipeline, not least HS2. I look forward to seeing as many delegates as possible at what I know will be a memorable an historic congress”.


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