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University of Sheffield becomes part of £92 million UK research partnership

A partnership between the rail supply industry and a consortium of seven universities including the University of Sheffield has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence. The partnership – part of the newly-created UK Railway Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) – has won £28.1

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Rail overhead line electrification research

University of Sheffield is working with Furrer+Frey and Network Rail on research to improve future overhead line electrification (OLE) performance. Pictured at Euston station on 29th March 2017, PhD students and staff made the return journey from Crewe in Network Rail’s MENTOR train to observe line and pantograph behaviour on the West Coast Mainline, and

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Sheffield and Siemens next generation transport modelling

The different modes of city transport (buses, cars, rail, trams) need to work together effectively to enable aspirations for 21st century city living to be realised. At the same time energy consumption and pollution needs to be reduced, while the consequences of changes to transport networks need to be predicted before they are implemented. These

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Transforming life and reliability of railway overhead electric power lines

EPSRC CASE PhD studentship Transforming life and reliability of railway overhead electric power lines Academic Supervisors Dr David Fletcher and Dr Adam Beagles (University of Sheffield) Industry Supervisors Chris Bryan (Furrer+Frey GB Ltd) Patric Mak (Network Rail Infrastructure Limited) This is an exciting PhD research opportunity combining academic research with industry experience in the rail

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NeTIRail-INFRA – workshop and project meeting in Paris

The first NeTIRail-INFRA workshop for integration with railway organisations outside the project was held in Paris in March 2016. People gathered at the UIC building in Paris for a busy two day meeting, sharing ideas and setting project directions across the areas of innovative track and overhead line technology, monitoring devices for checking infrastructure condition,

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PhD position available – ‘Intelligent Virtual Network’

Fully-funded PhD studentship (3.5 years) with University of Sheffield & Network Rail. Area of research: developing a ‘virtual transport network’ for trialling ways to improve railway transport through better understanding of network connectivity, reliability and capacity. Background needed: 1st class or high 2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to the research field, which includes

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Research to meet European society’s future railway transport needs

Meeting society’s needs for economic, reliable and sustainable transport has received a boost with the launch of a 5.4M€ railway infrastructure research project at The University of Sheffield Railways play a major role in meeting society’s need for economic, reliable and sustainable transport, but for them to continue doing this depends on finding new and

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Sheffield at the Rail Research UK Association Conference

University of Sheffield attended the 2014 Rail Research UK Association Conference in force this year. Ten Sheffield staff, students and researchers contributed to the event, including running a stand in the Blue Sky Village.

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