4th International Railway Symposium Aachen

22nd - 23rd November 2023 | EUROGRESS AACHEN


From November 22nd - 23rd, 2023, the 4th International Railway Symposium Aachen took place at the Eurogress in Aachen. 

The big subjects in the rail sector at the moment were decarbonization, automation and increasing capacity and reliability. Lines were being electrified or diesel-powered trains are increasingly being replaced by battery or hydrogen-powered electric drives. This trend was evident not only in Europe, but worldwide.

Decommissioned lines were to be reactivated to make them even more attractive. Automation, meaning driving without a driver, was still at the development stage except for metro and people mover networks. However, if we really want to achieve a modal shift to rail, this path must be pursued further due to a lack of personnel and in order to make better use of the infrastructure. The basis for more capacity on rail is significantly increased reliability of vehicles, infrastructure and operations. Research on these important topics was being conducted in many places around the world.

You could experience a varied program with over 50 papers in three parallel sessions, addressing the major and current issues in the rail sector.

The event addressed the technical areas of the rail system and also of public transport railroads. By holding the event in German and English and providing an interpreting service, it also offered a forum for international speakers and guests.
With an extensive trade exhibition and an dinner event in a casual atmosphere, the symposium also offered plenty of space for networking with cold drinks and tasty food.

For the first time, the DVV Media Group with its umbrella brand for the rail industry Eurailpress organized the event, with the Research Center Railways of RWTH Aachen University as a partner.


Are you interested in being present in the context of our event? Make the most of the 4th International Railway Symposium Aachen at the Eurogress in Aachen and become a sponsor:

Benefit from the strong media presence of the Eurailpress brands.
Book one of our wide-ranging exhibitor packages and present yourself to numerous potential customers on site!
Secure various advantages for your company and become a sponsor/exhibitor now.

Here you will find the order form and our sponsor contact:

Your contact person:
Silke Härtel
Phone: 040/23714-277

We would like to welcome you to our dinner event on November 22, 2023 in the tram depot Aachen. As a visitor of the symposium, the evening event is included in your participation.

Enjoy a delicious dinner and network with the other participants.


DEPOT Talstraße
Talstraße 2
52068 Aachen

The DEPOT is located in an environmental zone!

Arrival by public transport

From the central station, take bus lines 1 / 11 / 21 to the "Ludwig Forum" stop or bus line 13 to the "Kaiserplatz" stop.
In five minutes on foot you can also reach the bus stops Adalbertsteinweg, Scheibenstraße and Blücherplatz, which are served by numerous bus lines.

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Abel, RWTH Aachen University
  • Dr.-Ing. T. Büker, VIA-Con, quattron, Aachen
  • Dr. sc. ETH G. Caimi, SBB, Schweiz
  • Dr.-Ing. B. Dickenbrok, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt
  • Prof. Dr. ir. R. W. De Doncker, RWTH Aachen University
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Enning, FH Aachen
  • Dr. C. Gralla, Scheidt & Bachmann, Mönchengladbach
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Gratzfeld, KIT FAST, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. I. Hansen, TU Delft, Niederlande
  • Dr.-Ing. B. Jäger, DLR, Braunschweig
  • Prof. D.Eng J. Koseki, Universität Tokio, Japan
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Kuhnimhof, RWTH Aachen University
  • Dr.-Ing. L. Löwenstein, Siemens Mobility, Erlangen
  • Dipl.-Ing. H. Mannsbarth, Alstom, Siegen
  • Dr.-Ing. L. Müller, DB Systemtechnik, Minden
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. N. Nießen, RWTH Aachen University
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Pfaff, FH Aachen
  • Prof. Joao Pombo, PhD., University of Huddersfield, Great Britain
  • Dr.-Ing. A. Priebe, Scheidt & Bachmann, Mönchengladbach
  • Prof. Dr.rer.nat. D. U. Sauer, RWTH Aachen University
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Schindler, RWTH Aachen University
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. B. Schmidt, FH Aachen
  • PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Schnieder, ESE, Braunschweig
  • Prof. S. Stichel, KTH Stockholm, Schweden
  • Prof. Dr. N. Tomii, Chiba Inst. of Techn., Japan
  • Prof. E. G. Vadillo, EHU Bilbao, Spanien
  • Dr.-Ing. W. Weigand, ehem. DB Netz AG



Participants of the event have access to our download area. There you will find the released presentations of the speakers. You will have received the password for access from us by e-mail. 

You were not a participant and still want access to the download files? Then please contact us for a download licence.

Directions to the 4th International Railway Symposium Aachen

Arrival by public transport.

You can reach the Eurogress Aachen from the main station with the lines 3A and 13A direction Ponttor. At the 5th stop (Eurogress) you have reached your destination.