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Improving safety on Chinese Railways

Date Added: 24th April 2009
Prof John McDermid and Dr Tim Kelly recently visited Beijing Jiaotong University to work with colleagues there on Railway Safety.

The Department has been collaborating with Beijing Jiaotong University for some years, and several academic visitors have spent time in York. Prof John McDermid and Dr Tim Kelly taught a course on safety engineering in March 2009, to members of the Key State Laboratory on Rail Traffic Control and Safety at Beijing Jiaotong University, where they also helped to run a small workshop on safety of train control and signalling systems. John McDermid was appointed an Adjunct (Visiting) Professor. It is planned to extend collaboration, with further visitors to York, and an international conference, probably in 2010.