News & Case Studies

10 July 2019

Destination Decarbonisation – bringing together the latest innovation and technology around decarbonisation on the railway

Rail Alliance and Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) will be holding a specialist event focused on technologies designed to help decarbonise the railway – Destination Decarbonisation.

The event will take place at Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC) in Long Marston, Warwickshire on 17th September 2019 and will bring together leading companies and experts in this specialised field to address the growing need to reduce carbon emissions in the environment. QRTC is already home to Vivarail with its battery train and fast charge system as well as to the HydroFLEX project (a collaboration between Porterbrook and BCRRE), and is rapidly establishing itself as a hub for green and clean air technologies.

Eli Rees-King, Marketing Director at the Rail Alliance says, “We are really excited to be able to organise an event focused on this critical area which is relevant not just to rail, but to every single person concerned about climate change! There is so much happening in this area and we want companies to use the opportunity to not only talk about the work being undertaken, but to actually be able to showcase and demonstrate the benefits for all to see.”

The event will bring together all aspects of the rail industry involved in decarbonisation from rolling stock to infrastructure with speakers so far secured to include Helen Simpson, Head of Innovation and Technical Services at Porterbrook, Leo Murray, Director of Innovation at 10:10 (and one of the winners of the RSSB Decarbonisation competition), Pete Mason/David King from Vivarail, Stuart Hillmansen, Senior Lecturer at BCRRE, Mark Goldby, Midlands Engine/Department of Trade and Industry, and Ian Flynn, Invest in Warwickshire, with more speakers soon to be confirmed.

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