London, United Kingdom (Urban Transport News): HS2 joined hands with UK rail and research and innovation networks to enhance and access research capabilities, facilities, and knowledge in the field of transportation.
According to this agreement, the University of Birmingham will work with UKRRIN in support of HS2. Three academic centres of excellence under UKRRIN will also support research and development under this agreement.
HS2 as a part of its research program signed this agreement to integrate its work with the world's leading research capabilities, facilities and knowledge.
The planned high-speed railway of the UK, High Speed 2 will be offering great connectivity across Britain as well as will help to increase the capacity of rail networks.
Additionally, it will develop a low carbon transport alternative. And will work in the field of innovation and engineering in the transport sector.
The project head of innovation, Howard Mitchell said that this collaboration between HS2 and UKRRIN will help to meet the challenge of delivering what's an enormous investment in the country's future.
HS2 with the support of UKRRI will achieve advances in the field. Initiatives like these will boost the economy as well as will put UK at the forefront of rail and innovation.
Under this agreement, the first project will be headed by the University of Birmingham and will use simulation models to improve the understanding of expansion joint's performance which are used in high-speed rails.
"We are happy to join hands with HS2, as High-speed rail is a very important aspect of rail innovation in the UK" Director of BCRRE said.
This agreement will boost the number of possibilities in the field of innovation and technology in the railway.