Very High-Speed Rail Approaches in Europe and Japan

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13 April 2021 18:30 - 20:30
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Very High-Speed Rail Approaches in Europe and Japan

Prof. Felix Schmid will begin his talk with a brief historical introduction about high-speed rail, from the Rainhill Trials to the 1950s. He will then compare the high-speed rail approaches adopted for the Shinkansen lines in Japan and for Japanese influenced projects elsewhere with the arrangements favoured in Europe. He will also introduce railway optimisation tools developed within BCRRE at The University of Birmingham and will discuss the plans for the HS2 station at London Euston.

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Professor Felix Schmid is Professor emeritus of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham and he serves as the Chair of the Railway Division of the IMechE for the year 2020-2021


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0161 276 3750
Siemens Transportation Systems
Ardwick Traincare Facility
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