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 and the current program here.
The Institute of Transport Science has analysed on the route Bremen-Munich the change in market share based on decreased ticket prices. On November 18th, the results were presented in the report "Was Deutschland bewegt: Operation Bahn". More information can be found here(only in german).
On 21.11.2019 Dr. Jürgen Jacobs will present a lecture on the topic "A model railroad at a scientific university?" at lecture series organised by VDE Kassel. For more information see here.
Mr. Andreas Pfeifer passed his doctoral examination on
November 12, 2019. The title of his dissertation is: "Network-wide determination of capacity for a needs-based infrastructure dimensioning and network
development in the railway sector".
The Institute of Transport Science congratulates quite cordially!
Also this year, the VIA took part in the RWTH Science Night. Therefore, the Signalling Lab was opened from 7 pm to 11 pm with the motto "railway to touch". During the event, several guided tours were offered to the numerous visitors.
On November 5, the handover of an ICE train sponsored by IVU Traffic Technologies AG and its first run on the ELVA took place. Many thanks to IVU. We would like to continue and expand the existing cooperation in the next years.
On November 08, the RWTH Science Night "5 to 12" will take place. The Railway Signaling Lab (ELVA) will be open between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Additional, guided tours will also be offered. More information can be found here.
In October, the VIA was commissioned by DB Netz AG to investigate concepts for vehicle-based full automation in railway operations. Among other things, the project analyses different operational scenarios, which might occur in railway operations without a driver.
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