World Conference on Transport Research Society

SIG A3 – Rail Transport

Upcoming Events

Details of the next SIG event will be available soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to advance the exchange of ideas, methodologies, and results of research on all forms of rail transport among academics, government researchers, policymakers, and industry researchers and executives.


Membership of the Group is open to academic researchers and educators with an interest in rail technologies, operations, planning, policy and economics. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

SIG A3 Chair – John Preston (University of Southampton)

SIG A3 Co-Chair – Yung-Cheng (Rex) Lai (National Taiwan University)

SIG A3 Co-Chair- Melody Khadem Sameni (Iran University of Science and Technology)

What are SIGs?

WCTRS encourages a continuous exchange between experts all over the world and in order to facilitate this exchange of ideas between researchers interested in the same topic area, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been created.