World Congress of Rail Research (WCRR)

The world’s biggest gathering of railway researchers

Upcoming event

WCRR 2019 will be held in Tokyo from 28 October to 1 November 2019 and will be an excellent opportunity for engineers and researchers, as well as executives and managers, to exchange ideas and to present technological developments and innovations employed in their organisations to railway experts from around the world. The theme for this year’s congress is “Railway research to enhance customer experience”.

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General context

The World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) is the world’s largest international congress on railway research. The event was initiated in 1994 by SNCF (France), DB AG (Germany), Trenitalia (Italy), RTRI (Japan), RSSB (UK), TTCI (USA) and UIC. WCRR’s ambition has always been to offer an overview of technical railway development and innovation to facilitate ideas for future orientation from a management perspective. WCRR is the world’s only cross-thematic congress dedicated to the subject of innovation in the railway sector, open to all stakeholders, from railway companies to industry and research institutions.

Organised every two years, the WCRR brings together hundreds of participants for a week of presentations and workshops on the latest developments in railway research and innovation.

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