Conference "Modern Rolling Stock"

Bild von Personen bei der Schienenfahrzeugtagung
© TU Graz/EBW

Since 1954, every year and a half a conference addressing modern rail vehicles takes place at Graz University of Technology. The Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy has been organising these meetings since 1996. Although many of the approximately 600 attendees are from central Europe, more and more international visitors and lecturers participate. As a consequence of the internationalisation and the variety of exhibitors, including rail vehicle industry, railway undertakings, infrastructure companies and research facilities, the conference has become a European get-together.

The 49th conference "Modern Rail Vehicles" will be held at Messe Graz in the period from 13th-15th of April 2025.


Intelligent Rail Summit 2022

Matthias Landgraf was program manager for the Intelligent Rail Summit 2022 which took place in Konstanz, Germany.

We are organising this event together with from the Netherlands. Intelligent Rail Summit is an international conference representing and connecting infrastructure managers, academics and industry. 

Intelligent Rail Summit 2022 covered the topic of asset management, monitoring and the use of data in times of turmoil. Within this two-days conference following overarching topics were discussed:

-          The latest developments in Wayside Train Monitoring Systems
-          Maintaining the railway network in the best condition through asset management
-          Asset management of railway infrastructure: How to analyse data in order to turn
           it into crucial information
-          Data-driven solutions: Digital twins and triplets

The next conference will be held in November of 2023.

ÖVG-Weichentagung 2021: Die Weiche als „kritisches Element“ der Eisenbahninfrastruktur

On behalf of Graz University of Technology, Michael Fellinger was program manager of the ÖVG Weichentagung 2021. The event was held in Innsbruck-Igls on November 16th.

Following the initiative of the universities, railway infrastructure companies and the railway industry, a conference with well-known experts and railway engineers was held to highlight the new developments in railway technology.

In the 3 blocks "The turnout as a challenge", "The turnout: State of the Art" and "The turnout in research and development", among other things, considerations of a total cost consideration (LCC), the current turnout types and technological developments as well as the field of turnout maintenance and innovations were be presented and discussed.

The event is intended to address developers, manufacturers, users and operators of railway facilities or systems. The next edition will be held November 21st 2023.

Track Access Charges

Bühne bei der TAC 2018
© Vidovic - TU Graz/EBW

Track Access Charges are currently being discussed throughout Europe. The development of demand-based track access charges on a cost by cause principle is a major research area of the Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy. For this reason, the international conference “Track Access Charges” under the direction of the institute was established in 2011.

The sixth edition of the conference was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands in April 2022 and will be continued in 2024.