About World Congress on Railway Research

World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) was founded by SNCF (France), DB AG (Germany), Trenitalia (Italy), RTRI (Japan), RSSB (UK), TTCI (USA) and UIC. As the flagship international congress on railway research, WCRR 2022 will bring together the global community to learn, share, collaborate and innovate. Organised by RSSB, University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) the 2022 WCRR will champion technical development, accelerate and enable the adoption of new approaches and technologies, advocate collaboration and inspire the next generation of rail professionals.

What to expect

  • 5 days of activity to inform, inspire and education

  • The latest research and development brought to life by industry leaders and entrepeneurs

  • Networking opportunities to meet new and existing contacts, forge partnerships and collaborate

  • Gala Dinner, networking receptions and social programmes

  • Site visits to cutting edge research facilities and operators


Birmingham - "the UK's second city"

Birmingham will provide the perfect host to WCRR 2022. A vibrant city in the heart of England, Birmingham is full of confidence, world famous culture, cuisine and entrepreneurial spirit. Birmingham is a short 1 hour 20 minutes by train from London and Birmingham Airport is 10 minutes from the city centre and offers more than 200 direct and connecting flights.

Interested in attending?

If you are interested in attending WCRR 2022 please register your interest by clicking the register button below.


World Congress on Railway Research 2022

June 2022, International Convention Centre Birmingham, United Kingdom

RSSB and University of Birmingham are proud, on the behalf of the United Kingdom to host the 13th World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR). The congress will take place in Birmingham – the heart of the UK, 6 – 10 June 2022.



Contact us

Email: info@wcrr2022.co.uk

Phone: +44 117 906 4509


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