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 46th conference "Modern Rail Vehicles" was cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation. Nevertheless, the conference proceedings were prepared and are available to the participants at cost price.

The 47th conference "Modern Rail Vehicles" will again be held in attendance, but due to corona safety measures at Messe Graz, in the period from 3-5 April 2022.

Intelligent Rail Summit 2021

Matthias Landgraf and Johannes Neuhold are program managers for the Intelligent Rail Summit 2021 which will take place in Bilbao, Spain.

We are organising this event together with from the Netherlands. This next conference will take place in Bilbao. We have already confirmations from a variety of speakers from the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, UK and many more representing infrastructure managers, academics and industry. 

“The goal is to turn data into information, and information into a sustainable asset management.”

Intelligent Rail Summit 2021 covers the measurement, analyses, storage and application of data within railway infrastructure. Within this two-days conference we want to discuss the following questions:

-          Why data is important for Railway Infrastructure Management?
-          How to measure Railway Infrastructure Assets?
-          How to analyse data in order to turn it into crucial information?
-          How to collect, store and manage data?
-          How to establish a proper Railway Asset and Life Cycle Management?

Day one is dealing with “Digitalization in Railway Infrastructure Monitoring”. There, we will discuss the need for big data as well as different measurement systems and innovative data analyses.

The second day comprises “Railway Infrastructure Asset Management”. This includes data management and turning data into crucial information for evaluating the asset condition. This will serve as an input for a proper asset and life cycle management strategy. Afterwards, we will hear how other transport modes are managing their assets.

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

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

Following the initiative of the universities, railway infrastructure companies and the railway industry, a conference with well-known experts and railway engineers will be 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 will be presented and discussed.

The event is intended to address developers, manufacturers, users and operators of railway facilities or systems.

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.

After conferences in Vienna (2011), Frankfurt/Main (2015), Bern (2016) and Amsterdam (2018), the last one was held as an online event on October 14th and 15th 2020.


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