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Tenth World Congress on Railway Research

10 Dec 2013

Over 550 delegates from across the world attended the event, held in Sydney, which focused on the theme ‘Keeping Ahead of the Curve through the Sharing of Knowledge’.

The CRC for Rail Innovation co-hosted the WCRR with the Australasian Railway Association. David George, CEO of the CRC for Rail Innovation and Chairman of the WCRR 2013 Organising Committee reported that, “the Congress successfully achieved its objectives and helped put Australian rail research and capability well and truly on the world stage.”

The combined plenaries and the exhibition of the WCRR with co-related event AusRAIL PLUS, made last week the biggest ever rail conference and exhibition in Australia and possibly even the Southern Hemisphere.

The CRC for Rail Innovation was well represented with over 20 speakers presenting their research papers across all eight technical streams at the WCRR, numerous posters in the poster sessions and also a large presence in the WCRR and AusRAIL PLUS exhibition halls. CRC Researchers Dr Anjum Naweed along with Sophia Rainbird were awarded 'best poster' at the WCRR for their entry into the Safety category titled "The case of the crooked clock and the distracted driver: An assessment of key contributions to SPAD-risk for passenger rail operations".

Earlier in the year the CRC also awarded four research students scholarships to attend the WCRR event as delegates. All four students appreciated the experience and were proud representatives of the CRC for Rail Innovation.

The CRC sends a massive thank you to the organising committees, sponsors, exhibitors and most of all delegates and visitors for making this event the huge success that it was.

Also in this newsletter you will find a recap on the CRC exhibition stand and promotional launches, the launch of Australia’s newest rail research centre and more!