Evaluation of a Rail-Orientated Researcher Links Workshop

Andrew Dawson, Laura Dacoreggio Volpato Braz, Birgit Blauensteiner, Cassiano Augusto Isler, Acires Dias, Yesid Asaff, Marin Marinov*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents the results from a rail-orientated researcher links workshop, which was organised in Joinville, Brazil. The aim of the workshop was to discuss congestion in Brazil. Thirty-four participants from the UK and Brazil attended the workshop. Feedback forms have been distributed. The information collected has been analysed statistically. The results from the statistical analysis show very positive views of the workshop.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Rail Transport
Subtitle of host publication Proceedings of RailNewcastle 2017
EditorsAnna Fraszczyk, Marin Marinov
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78544-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78543-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventRailExchange 2017 - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Oct 20176 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mobility
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552


ConferenceRailExchange 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Motivated by this situation a rail-orientated workshop, funded by Newton Fund, has been jointly organised by NewRail, Newcastle University, UK, and UFSC Joinville, Brazil, to discuss strategies and possibilities for setting up more rail services. The purpose of this paper is to analyse and present the participants’ views of the workshop and reveal any lessens learnt.

Funding Information:
Other events and initiatives offering similar discussions include Tunrail project funded by ATLANTIS, RailNewcastle Intensive programmes, talks and conferences, the UIC project on railway talents, the RailExchange project sponsored by Newton Fund and the NSAR training partnerships. These events and initiatives will not be discussed further in this paper, instead the interested reader is referred to: Marinov et al (2011a, b), Lautala et al (2011), Marinov and Ricci (2012), Marinov (2013), Marinov and Fraszczyk (2014), Fraszczyk et al. (2015a, b, 2016, 2017), NSAR (2016).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.


  • Collaboration
  • Discussions
  • Evaluation
  • Innovation
  • Networking
  • Rail skills
  • Rail workshop
  • Statistical analysis
  • Talks


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