Workshop on Railway Technology 2017

May 17, 2017 in

Welcome to the website of Workshop on Rail Technology (WRT), an international event to let students and young scientists, interested in rolling stock and railway engineering, to network, exchange experience and learn more about railways, rolling stock and it’s industry. This year, from November 27th to December 1st 2017 we will be pleased to welcome you in Delft. For all information, we’ve created a brochure which you can download here.

For further information about the workshop itself, previous editions and the upcoming one, have a look around on this page. We try to regularly update this page, so stay in touch. If you have any questions, please do not to hesitate to contact us!

We hope to welcome you in Delft, November 27th 2017!

Do you study in Delft and like to join the workshop, you can sign up here.

>> Update 12/10/2017: Download program, check out the accommodation and read about the site visits.


About the workshop

The Workshop on Rail Technology is an international event held to let the students and young scientists interested in railway technology to network, exchange experience and learn more about the rolling stock and the railway industry. The Workshop on Rail Technology has a relatively long tradition. Since 2009 it was organized annually either by Poznan University of Technology (PUT) or Technische Universität Berlin (TUB). Due to the success of the workshop, in 2016 the TU Delft was also invited to extended the event even further!

This year the workshop will be organized by the TU Delft during the period of 27 November until 1 December. The students from following 3 universities will participate in this workshop:

  • Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD)
  • Poznan University of Technology (PUT)

The program of the Workshop consists of:

  • Presentations of the participating Universities
  • Lectures of leading railway specialists from the university and industry
  • Technical visits to companies and research institutes
  • Workshops during which the students discuss and solve real life problems
  • Social events where the student have opportunities to learn about each other in an informal atmosphere

Previous workshop in Poznan

Last year the TU Delft was invited to participate in the Workshop on Railway Technology. The workshop was held in Poznan (Poland) during the period 28 November-2 December 2016. The host was Poznan University of Technology and also the TU Berlin participated in the workshop.

Every year, students have an opportunity to go to interesting railway-related places which are usually unavailable for general public, such as rolling stock depots, factories and research facilities. This time the students were invited to the following places:

  • PESA Bydgoszcz – rolling stock factory
  • Solaris Bus&Coach – tram factory
  • Franowo Depot – modern tram depot
  • IPS Tabor – railway research institute

During these visits, introductions about companies or departments were given. Also the building/testing facilities, tram operation and vehicle maintenance were explained in detail. Furthermore, the students took part in group workshops during which they had to deal with the real-life problems taken from the rail market, to analyse them and to propose solutions.

>> more information on last year’s workshop


Signing up and contact information

Nice to see you are interested in the upcoming edition in Delft! We will be pleased to welcome you, to visit companies in the railway industry, attend lectures, participate in a hands-on workshop and much more. After the interesting activities, you are invited to join dinner, to meet your fellow, foreign colleagues and have a good time.

Interested? The only thing you have to do is sign up at your local coordinator and come to Delft! We will take care of all the rest, like accommodation, transportation and meals. Do you study in Delft and like to join the workshop, you can sign up here.

Something not clear? Or do you have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us! We will be pleased to help you.

>> download PDF-brochure Railway Technology Workshop 2017