The Fifth International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance

22-25 August, 2022 | Montpellier, France

Before travelling to the conference, please familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 requirements for France, which Elsevier will be following. The current country guidelines can be found here

We still request that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or is under any self-quarantine orders does not attend the conference.

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Railways have always played a significant role in the development of the wealth creation capabilities of society. The early roman wagonways, the steam driven railways during the industrial revolution and the electric railways of the late nineteenth and twentieth century are just a few of the railway systems that have played a vital role in past infrastructure development. The search for a fast, reliable and cost effective means of transport that presents better energy efficiency and less impact on the environment has resulted in renewed interest and rapid development in railway technology. Following the success of many special sessions on railway technology, held over the last few years in the Civil-Comp Conference series, a new conference series was created in 2012. The first conference was held in: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2012; the second in Ajaccio, Corsica, in 2014; the third in Cagliari, Sardinia in 2016; and the fourth in Sitges, Barcelona in 2018.

The themes for this conference will include (but are not limited to):

  • Rolling Stock
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy and Environment
  • Signalling and Communication
  • Operations
  • Strategies and Economics
  • Emerging Technologies

View extended topics listing here.


Register Now Special sessions Conference themes Editorial board

Conference Chairman

  • Professor Joao Pombo, Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield, UK and LAETA, IDMEC, IST-University of Lisbon and ISEL-Lisbon Polytechnic Institute, Portugal

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