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.
The aim of this year's company excursion of the Institute of Transport Science was the Rail Service Center Dortmund-Eving operated by Siemens. Among other trains, the fleet of the Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) is maintained in this Service Center. We say thank you to the team of the Rail Service Center for the exciting insights.
During the summer holidays, pupils have the opportunity to get to know the RWTH Aachen in different workshops during the so-called "Schüleruni". In the Schüleruni, the participants can conduct experiments and exercises as well as attend lectures. On July 17th, the VIA also participated in the Schüleruni and opened the Railway Signalling Lab.
Unfortunately, we had to take note of the sad news that
Peter Winter died on 08.07.2019. Peter Winter worked for many years as a lecturer at the Institute of Transport Science. RWTH Aachen University awarded him the
title honorary professor in 2007.
Our deep condolences go to his family.
In a cooperation between the Institute of Transport Science (VIA) and the Division of Transport Planning at KTH Stockholm probabilistic extensions of the UIC 406 method for capacity analysis have been studied and were presented in a talk on "Extending UIC 406-based capacity analysis - New approaches for railway nodes and network effects" at the International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailNorrköping).
Norman Weik und Wiebke Lenze presented their papers on "Quantifying the effects of variability on the capacity of rail corridors" and "Modelling the Prohibition of Train Crossings in Tunnels with Blocking Time Theory" at the International Conference of Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailNorrköping).
On June 27th and 28th 2019, experts from science, politics and economy joined the DVWG annual transport congress in Cologne. Under the scientific leadership of Prof. Nils Nießen and Prof. Markus Oeser (both RWTH Aachen University) the topic "Critical bottlenecks of transport infrastructure" was discussed.
Thomas Graffagnino, lecturer at the VIA, won together with
his SBB colleagues Roland Schäfer, Matthias Tuchschmid and Marco Weibel the best professional paper award at Rail Norrköping for the paper "Energy
savings with enhanced static timetable information for train driver".
© VIA 2018