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17.04.13

Huddersfield rail research institute launched

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched Huddersfield University’s Institute of Railway Research (IRR), highlighting the “great opportunities” for its work.

The unit includes 16 researchers working in partnership with Network Rail, London Underground, the Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA) and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).

Work focuses on the interaction between railway vehicles and track, with research informing products to optimise the wheel-rail interface and improve services.

IRR is headed by Professor Simon Iwnicki, who is also co-chair of the RRUKA.

McLoughlin said: “I would like to congratulate the University of Huddersfield on what it has set out to do. You are training the country’s engineers and railway leaders of the future. There will be great demand for them, and great opportunities too.”

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Dr.Peter Long   19/04/2013 at 17:51

i hope that the IRR will include uk community rail in its brief.cr routes are the great success story of ukrail-they need new types of track and new types of rolling stock.

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