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.
Lawyers, engineers, scientists and representatives of national and European authorities and companies from the railway sector will discuss current developments at the interface between railway law and technology on April 8 and 9, 2019 in Frankfurt. Organizer of the new event are the Federal Railway Authority, RWTH Aachen University, Passau University and Frankfurt Goethe University. More Informations can be found here.
The Research Center Railways has successfully completed the research project "ANTS II". In the project, various operating concepts for the novel Automated Nano Transport System were developed in cooperation with the Institute for Rail Vehicles.
In this year, the Institute of Transport Science 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". In the future, on some days the Signalling Lab will be opened for everyone. That information will be published in time on our homepage.
One day after the reopening of the Signalling Lab, the Signalling Lab was opened for the invited guests. They had the possibility to view and handle the modernized model railway system. Because of the great interest, two groups were formed.
On November 27, during a festive colloquium, the Signalling Lab was reopened. First, different speeches took place in a lecture hall. Then, the with highly anticipated first train ride happened: An ICE left the station M-Dorf. Because of the limited space of the Signalling Lab, the train ride was transmitted in the lecture hall.
The Signalling Lab, which exists from the early 1960s, will start its operation after an extensive modernisation. In the last years, the model railway system was rebuilt using nowadays standards (H0, digital train control) and an Electronic Interlocking with a modern Ks-Signal were added. The reopening of the Signalling Lab will be celebrated at the end of November with a colloquium exclusively with invited guests.
A report of the Seedfund-Project "Capacity management of railway lines based on queuing theory and high-dimensional Markov-chains" (only in german) in cooperation with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Schmeink (ISEK) is now available at the Exploratory Research Space (ERS) homepage.
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