Railway Research

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niessner - This e-portfolio informes about the activities of the railway reseach group (Deutsche Seite).

Railway Research at Munich University of Applied Sciences

The railway reseach group is an initiative founded by Prof. Niessner to connect researchers in the field of railway engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The group develops new technologies for the railway industry with the target to deliver innovative and efficient solutions. In the area of teaching we try to bring railway engineering closer to the students in undergraduate and graduate level. If possible students will be involved in research projects. The group has an interdisciplinary approach with members from different engineering disciplines with long industrial working experience.


The 2. annual Railway Brake and Friction Conference will take place on 15th of November in Derby, UK. The Railway Research Group will present the latest requirements of brake pad certification according to UIC standards.

Innovation Challenge 2016 from Deutsche Bahn AG: With our innovative concept of using brake energy recuperation to produce H2 onboard and use H2 to run the diesel engine in a bicalent mode we have reached the 1. Place in the sector "Research and Universities".

University certificate of advanced studies: Together with the University's centre for continuing education the railway research group offers a university certificate for professionals in railway engineering. The content of the courses are lections in modern railway powertrains, brake technology, crash systems and vehicle dynamics including an introduction into MATLAB simulations. For more details please see the certificate's page (opens german page).

The Railway Research Group won the 1. prize in the DB Innovation Challenge 2016, picture taken at Innotrans 2016
The Railway Research Group won the 1. prize in the DB Innovation Challenge 2016, picture taken at Innotrans 2016

For Students

Latest offers for Bachelor and Master projects can be found on the page Lehre (opens german page).

International Railway Journal

International Railway Journal

Trainose submits only bid for Greek train maintenance company

Veröffentlicht am 19. März 2018, 16:48

GREEK privatisation agency the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) says national train operator Trainose has submitted the only bid in the sale of a 100% stake in Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance (Rosco).

Japan agrees loan for Manila’s first underground metro line

Veröffentlicht am 19. März 2018, 16:48

JAPAN’s International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has agreed to lend Yen 104.53bn ($US 1bn) to the Philippines for construction of the first underground metro line in Manila, which is a flagship scheme of the government’s Build-Build-Build programme.

Light rail at heart of Quebec City transport plan

Veröffentlicht am 19. März 2018, 15:45

THE mayor of Quebec City, Mr Régis Labeaume, in the presence of Quebec province’s premier Mr Philippe Couillard and the president of Capital Transport Network (RTC) Mr Rémy Normand, unveiled a $C 2.9bn ($US 2.22bn) plan to expand the city’s public transport network, as the existing bus-based system is at maximum capacity in several locations.

Charlotte opens light rail Blue Line extension

Veröffentlicht am 19. März 2018, 13:28

CHARLOTTE Area Transit System (Cats) opened an extension to its 15km Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16.

Calabrian Railway launches tender for diesel multiple units

Veröffentlicht am 19. März 2018, 11:09

CALABRIAN Railway invites bids by April 17 for a €63.1m tender funded by the Region of Calabria for 950mm-gauge diesel railcars.

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