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RailLinks, Brazil – Researcher Links Workshop July 2017

brasao_defaultIt is our pleasure to invite you to apply to attend a rail-orientated workshop in Brazil, which will be funded by the British Council, Newton Fund programme. The workshop will take place in Joinville, Brazil (31 July, 2017 – 4 August, 2017). For the successful candidates, travel costs and hotel will be covered by the project.  We aim to recruit 14 UK early career researchers interested in rail transport and traffic management to attend the workshop and represent their institutions. The application form can be found here: http://newtonrailway.ufsc.br/application-form/

Deadline for applications: 10 May, 2017

Further information about the workshop can be found on our webpage: http://newtonrailway.ufsc.br/

Contact Dr. Marin Marinov, for more details: Email: marin.marinov@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3976

A Truly Integrated Transport System for Sustainable and Efficient Logistics

SETRIS Deliverable “A Truly Integrated Transport System for Sustainable and Efficient Logistics”.This document provides a holistic overview of a truly integrated transport system as the vision to reach significant advances in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of freight transport and logistics, creating value and adding competitiveness to all manufacturing and retail sectors in Europe and supporting the achievement of societal challenges associated to freight transport. Read the pdf here. [https://v.gd/smzJZw]

The document has been prepared in the frame of SETRIS project and the contents have been reviewed and approved by the five transport European Technology Platforms (ETP): ERTRAC, ERRAC, ACARE, ALICE and WATERBORNE.

European Transport Research Review received first Impact Factor

The European Transport Research Review (ETRR), an open access journal co-funded by the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) and featuring many articles across the fields of passenger, freight and infrastructure, now has an Impact Factor of 0.672 for 2015, released by Thomson Reuters in their Journal Citation Reports®.

» Learn more about the journal here

The future of rail travel, and why it doesn’t look like Hyperloop

Senior research associate, Railway Systems Research Group at Newcastle University, explains why at the Conversation:

As the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised, it is estimated that the number of journeys measured in passenger-kilometres will triple by 2050. Roads simply can’t absorb this increase.

Railways, with their greater capacity for carrying more people, quickly and with greater energy efficiency, are the best bet to become our mobility backbone. Of course, engineers’ imaginations have created many alternatives to the original steel-on-steel approach to the railway. Maglev and the much-publicised but so far theoretical Hyperloop are often regarded as the ones to watch – but do they really represent the future of rail travel?

Read more: http://v.gd/4h0YPO