The French Railways (SNCF) are organising the 9th World Congress on Railway Research, WCRR 2011, from 22 to 26 Mai 2011 in Lille, in close partnership with the Association of American Railroads (TTCI / AAR), DB Mobility Networks Logistics (Germany), the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI – Japan), the Rail Safety Standard Board (RSSB, UK), Trenitalia / FS (Italy) and the International Union of Railways (UIC).
The congress will focus on “Meeting the challenges for future mobility”
Speakers from over 27 countries, including researchers, manufacturers and operators, will present their work, structured around 8 major unifying and innovative challenges:
► A more and more energy efficient railway
► An environmentally-friendly railway
► Increasing freight capacity and services
► A world of services for passengers
► Bringing territories together at higher speeds
► Even more trains even more on time
► An even more competitive and cost effective railway
► For an even safer and more secure railway
Each day of the Congress will begin with a plenary session on one of the following three themes: More services, more trains; Economics and Environment; and Meeting the challenges for future transportation needs.
Research and innovations will then be presented over the course of 49 sessions, structured around the 8 challenges, and spread over the three days.
To see the detailed programme, please visit: www.wcrr2011.org