The University of Birmingham (UoB)

Partner skills

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education is a world leader in Railway engineering working alongside the global rail industry. BCRRE brings together over 130 leading multidisciplinary researchers to tackle the complex challenges of rail, now and in the future.

Transnational experience

BCRRE partnerships China, Singapore, Japan, USA and across Europe. EU framework projects, H2020 and Shift2Rail. LivingRAIL –technical and social barriers to uplift of rail; and MOWE-IT -practical guidance building transport resilience to extreme weather. UIC framework for climate change adaptation.

Role in the project

BCRRE will use international network of alumni and partners in WP1/2/3 to enhance project outcomes. WP6 contribute to risk models, mitigation and resilience-based decision-making based on UIC framework and railway system-of-systems engineering modelling, particularly related to climate and weather.

Activities to implement in the project

BCRRE will be an active member of WP1, 2, 3 and 6. Scientific and engineering involvement in WP6 will involve the translation of climate and local impacts from WP4 into a system-wide analysis of impacts and thus into decision support for effective maintenance and adaptation. BCRRE will support dissemination through recognized scientific journals and international conferences, railway industry articles and presentations. The findings of the project will be disseminated through the extensive network of BCRRE alumni and partners globally and will be incorporated into our educational curriculum.

Contact person

Andrew Quinn