The World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) is the world’s largest international congress on railway research, founded by SNCF (France), DB AG (Germany), Trenitalia (Italy), RTRI (Japan), RSSB (UK), TTCI (USA) and UIC.

WCRR was first held in 1994, hosted by SNCF, and the coming WCRR 2022 in the UK will be the 13th Congress. From the beginning, WCRR has aimed to provide opportunities for an overview of railway technical development and to discuss its future direction from the management perspective of the world’s railway operators. WCRR is the only cross-thematic congress in the world dedicated to the subject on innovation in the railway sector, addressing everyone from railway companies to industry and research institutions.

WCRR 2022, which will be held in Birmingham, UK from 6 – 10 June 2022, will be a major gathering for the global railway research and innovation community to exchange ideas, and will also be a great opportunity to present the technology of your organisation to railway experts from around the world.