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William Powrie - Articles and news items

Track21: Railway track research for the 21st century

Issue 2 2011 / 6 April 2011 /

Track21 is a major new research programme funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) with the aim of developing the fundamental science needed to bring about a step-change improvement in the performance of the UK’s railway track system.

Led by Professor William Powrie of the University of Southampton, Track21 brings together worldleading academics from the Universities of Southampton, Birmingham and Nottingham with key industry players to develop the scientific knowledge needed to inform not just incremental advances, but a step change in the way the existing track network is maintained and new lines designed and built.

Southampton appoints visiting professors in railway research

Rail industry news / 8 March 2011 /

The University of Southampton announced the appointment of two new Visiting Professors, to strengthen its field of railway track research…