After the successful kick-off event in 2017 the 2nd International Railway Symposium is scheduled from 26.-28. November 2019 in Aachen. We look forward to see you. More information can be found here.
On June 17, 2019 an excursion to the Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG took place in the context of the lecture "Operation and Management of Rail Freight Systems". The students got exciting insights into the practice of combined transport and the handling of bulk goods.
The TV channel 3sat has broadcasted a report about the Railway Signalling Lab. The five-minute report is available here (the report is only in German language available).
On June 24, 2019 a guest lecture will take place in the context of the lecture "Operation and Management of Rail Freight Systems" (BS 312, 10:30 am). Mr. Harald Kreft from the Hamburg Port Authority will give a talk on "Port of Hamburg - logistics by rail".
Also, this year the VIA took part at the Bau-WM, the soccer tournament of the Faculty on the Königshügel. After the third place at the last Bau-WM in 2018, our team "Lokomotive VIA" reached the third place again. The performance on the sports field and the support of the colleagues were excellent.
On May 13th 2019, the results of a RWTH research project "Impact of digitalization on railway operations" on behalf of the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) were presented during a research colloquium in Bonn, Germany. The project report and the management summary prepared by the RWTH Institute of Transport Science and RWTH Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics can be found here (in german).
This semester's topic for the seminar on Railway Engineering and Transport Economics will be "International Railway Industry". The introductory meeting and assignment of the topics will take place on April 29, 2019 at 08:30 a.m. in room BS 218 of the civil engineering building. You can register until April 26, 2019.
The VIA developed on behalf of DB Netz AG algorithms as well as necessary adaptations of the analytical procedures for a network-wide capacity determination within the project "Industrialization of railway operational studies - IEBWU". The project was successfully completed after two and a half years. Currently the results are integrated into the software tool LUKS®.
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