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  • Attend the first UKRRIN’s first event Rolling Stock of the Future – 29 January 2019

    Lecture series Flyer 29 Jan 2019 RS final George Bearfield

    Keynote Speakers: Jo Hensher, Bid Director HS2 Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility

    Professor George Bearfield, Health and Safety Director, Rock Rail

    This is the first in a series of events to launch the Centres of Excellence that make up UKRRIN.

    This event will present the Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock. Jo Hensher from Siemens will give a keynote lecture on ‘Rolling Stock of the future’, followed by Professor George Bearfield from Rock Rail who will give a keynote lecture on ‘Rolling Stock Safety Analytics’. This will be supported by case studies showing work being carried out via UKRRIN and a tour of the world class facilities for testing rolling stock innovation at the Institute of Railway Research at the University of Huddersfield. Refreshments will be provided.

    LOCATION: Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

    Department for Transport 

    The REF fully supports the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy – click here to read our response.

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    Routes into Rail

    The REF is a proud member of Routes into Rail, a sub-group of the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) Industry Promotion Steering Group (IPSG). Routes into Rail aims to promote rail as an exciting career path and increase the pool of talented candidates in the British rail industry. Read more about Routes into Rail on their website and watch their ‘What I’ve Always Wanted’ video below.