On 26 April the VIA took part in the this year´s Girls' Day with the subject "Am I to early or is my train too late". The participants, female pupils aged between 12 and 14 years, had the possibility to learn the arrangement of railway stations and timetables. After the lunch break, the group went to the ELVA.
From April 11 to 13, 2018, the railway safety technical excursion to Karlsruhe took place. The visits at the DB Netz AG and the Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH were very interesting and help to deepen the theoretical knowledge from the lectures in practice.
Unfortunately, we had to take note of the sad news that Dr.-Ing. Bernd Rietdorf died on
23.03.2018. In addition to his job as Managing Director at Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH, he worked for many years as a lecturer at the Institute of Transport Science. RWTH Aachen
University awarded him the title honorary professor in 1992.
Our deep condolences go to his family.
In cooperation with the Institute of Urban and Transportation Planning and the BRAUNWAGNER design agency, VIA Institute announces a student competition analysing the urban integration of the Siemens concept "Automated Nano Transport System" (ANTS). More information (only in german).
This semester’s topic for the seminar on Railway Engineering and Transport Economics will be "Digitalization for Railway Operation". The introductory meeting and assignment of the topics will take place on April 19, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. in room 105.2 of the civil engineering building. You can register until April 18, 2018.
In cooperation with the RWTH-Institute for Labor Sciences (IAW), VIA carries out a research project that examines impacts of digitalization for railway operation for the German Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA). The project investigates, inter alia, how digital resources can support activities of train drivers.
The proceedings of the 1. International Railway Symposium Aachen (IRSA 2017) is now online available. For more information
From April 11 to 13, 2018, the railway safety technical excursion will take place in Karlsruhe. The number of participants for the excursion is limited and intended primarily for the participants in the lecture "Eisenbahnsicherungstechnik". More information (only in german)
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