International railway competition introduces new safety challenge

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Teams of undergraduate students, industry apprentices and young professionals from the UK and overseas will compete in a new track-based challenge as part of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge at Stapleford Miniature Railway in Leicestershire.

Simon Iwnicki comments on the new safety aspects in the competition: “Introducing an auto-stop element to the competition encourages the next generation of engineers to understand the critical nature of railway safety. It also gives them practical experience in designing a safety critical system. This new part of the competition will give early-career engineers the experience of designing, building and operating a locomotive which can help to prevent accidents.”

Period4 Mar 2019 → 5 Mar 2019

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleIMechE adds new safety test to Railway Challenge
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletRailstaff
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/03/19
    DescriptionA new safety test has been added to the IMechE Railway Challenge for 2019.

    Teams will have to design their locomotive to stop automatically as close as possible to a marked point on the track.

    They will also have to produce a technical poster to encourage participants to communicate effectively how the principal systems of their locomotive work.

    “Introducing an auto-stop element to the competition encourages the next generation of engineers to understand the critical nature of railway safety. It also gives them practical experience in designing a safety critical system.”
    URLhttps://www.railstaff.co.uk/2019/03/05/imeche-adds-new-safety-test-to-railway-challenge/
    PersonsSimon Iwnicki
  • TitleInternational railway competition introduces new safety challenge
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletpandct.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/03/19
    DescriptionTeams of undergraduate students, industry apprentices and young professionals from the UK and overseas will compete in a new track-based challenge as part of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge at Stapleford Miniature Railway in Leicestershire.

    “Introducing an auto-stop element to the competition encourages the next generation of engineers to understand the critical nature of railway safety. It also gives them practical experience in designing a safety critical system. This new part of the competition will give early-career engineers the experience of designing, building and operating a locomotive which can help to prevent accidents.”
    URLwww.pandct.com/media/shownews.asp?ID=53020
    PersonsSimon Iwnicki

Other

TitleRailway Challenge
LocationStapleford Miniature Railway , Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Period27 Jun 2019 → 30 Jun 2019
Linkwww.imeche.org/events/challenges/railway-challenge/event-information/key-dates