New Rail Research Centre Opens at Birmingham University

A UKRRIN railway research centre has opened at Birmingham University. The focus of the centre will be specialist research in railway engineering.

The Centre of Excellence for Digital Systems is a successful example of how industry and academia can collaborate. The university and UKRRIN jointly commissioned the centre with 16.4 million GBP in funds from Research England.

The inside of the new UKRRIN research centre at Birmingham University
The inside of the new UKRRIN research centre at Birmingham University

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The new research centre is located within the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE). The building is phase one of a 46.5 million GBP School of Engineering development at the university.

The facility, which measures 3,000 square metres, has a wide variety of different research spaces such as open offices, meeting rooms, seminar rooms and event spaces, allowing industry partners to come and work directly with experts and researchers from the university.

New UKRRIN railway research centre
New UKRRIN railway research centre

© University of Birmingham

The facility further has project and light laboratories, cutting-edge equipment such as cab simulators, a signalling control centre, a cybersecurity test laboratory and electronic fabrication and technology assets to allow high-quality, fast-paced research through to proof-of-concept and testing.

The centre will specialise in railway control and simulation, data integration, cybersecurity, and condition monitoring and sensing. It will also examine how new technologies can be introduced to the rail system in a better way.
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