The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) within the School of Computing and Engineering at The University of Huddersfield is a world leading centre in the field of railway engineering and risk.
Our research has helped to improve the knowledge of the way in which railway vehicles interact with the track including key performance aspects such as suspension performance, wheel-rail contact, traction and braking. In partnership with industry and academic partners, this work has led to a number of tools and techniques being developed which are now used to predict deterioration of railway wheels and rails, to optimise the vehicle track interface, to increase safety and reliability levels, reduce cost and improve performance of the railway system.
Education of the next generation of railway engineers is of vital importance and as well as supporting our PhD students the IRR plays its role by running summer schools in railway engineering and participating in national and international activities. In 2013 our students won the IMechE Railway Challenge competition.
If you would like to know more about our areas of expertise or wish to discuss research opportunities with the Institute of Railway Research then please contact us on the details below:
Institute of Railway Research
University of Huddersfield
Tel: +44 (0)1484 472030
For directions to the University campus see Campus maps and Directions
The Institute of Railway Research is located in corridor T5 of the Technology Building which is in the centre of the below map.