RTSE 2015

Towards performance-oriented design and maintenance

It is with regret that the 2nd Railway Track Science & Engineering Workshop has been postponed.
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In 2013, UIC, SNCF and Heriot Watt University successfully initiated an exciting new series of International Workshops on Railway Track Science & Engineering, with the aim of bringing together key people from around the globe to network and discuss Issues and Challenges around selected themes.

You are now cordially invited to the next RTSE International Workshop edition, which takes place in the historic city of Edinburgh on the 3rd & 4th December 2015 at Heriot-Watt University.

Entitled “Towards performance-oriented design and maintenance”, the workshop will discuss through world class presentations how railway track design and maintenance can be improved through a performance orientated process.

General themes are:

Cost Performance
Environmental Performance
Operational Performance



We will have the pleasure to welcome as keynote speakers:

In the words of Scotland’s national poet: ‘Edina! Scotia’s darling seat! All hail thy palaces and tow’rs’... As on the banks of Ayr I stray’d, And singing, lone, the lingering hours, I shelter in they honour’d shade.’ Robert Burns, 1786.

Industry sponsorship is available with three sponsorship packages. Please contact us for more details.

The organising team very much look forward to welcoming you to Scotland and the next RTSE workshop.