International Conference on High Speed Rail

International Conference on High Speed Rail : 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high speed line in Japan. The University of Birmingham is marking this historic occasion by holding an international conference on High Speed Rail.

The event will celebrate all that has been achieved over the last 50 years and look ahead to the next 50 years of HSR. Academic and Industry leaders will assemble to discuss the major visions, challenges and solutions for the future of High Speed Rail.
Conference speakers include:

Uwe Krueger, CEO Atkins
Alistair Dormer, CEO Hitachi Rail Europe
Duncan Sutherland, non-executive Director HS2 ltd
Pierre Messulam, SNCF
Colin Stewart, Global Rail Business Leader ARUP
Yoshinori Hatta, JR Central
Hironori Tsujimura, JR East
Alain Sauvant, RFF
Professor Clive Roberts, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education.


The progamme is available as a pdf download

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Bramall Music Building, Edgbaston Campus, MainEventsPageUpload

Monday 8th (12:00) – Wednesday 10th December 2014 (19:00)

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