Video archive 2nd Railway Talk now online!

Video archive 2nd Railway Talk now online!

The 2nd Railway Talk took part on 28th March. All the presentations were very inspiring and gave a great insight into innovative solutions and tools.
We had participants from all over Europe and even from overseas.
The video has now been edited and uploaded to our website, where also the presentations are available for downloading.

 If you didn’t have the opportunity to follow us live, you have the option to view the video here:

We will start planning the 3rd Railway Talk and are open for your suggestions for topics and speakers!

2nd Railway Talk 28th March 2023

2nd Railway Talk 28th March 2023

Innovation in the railway

Tuesday 28th March at 5:30pm UK time, 6:30 pm CET

Topic: Innovation in the railway: A Young Engineer’s approach


Chair: Madeleine Coyle (PWI), Senior Technical Officer (Track), Network Rail

Introduction by Madeleine Coyle


  • Drone use during Autumn
    Laura Quinney, Seasons Delivery Manager, Network Rail
  • Optimization of infrastructure asset management through digitalization
    Elena Crespo Domingo, Manager at Global Rail Group
  • How to find a needle in the haystack – Big Data & Improved Log Analysis For “Everyone”
    Aymeric Hollaus, Trainee at Thales Ground Transportation Systems


With the support of:

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2nd Railway Talk 28th March 2023

Save the date – 1st Railway Talk 25th January 2023

Critical factors of success for hyper complex railway projects

25th January 2023, 17:00 – 19:00 (Central European Time)


Critical factors of success for hyper complex railway projects

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Wirth, Secretary of the UEEIV

RAMS and Life cycle cost (LCC), additional critical factors for longtime success

Nino Cingolani, former Senior Vice President of Italian Railways


Chair: Dipl. Ing. Dr. Bernhard Knoll, Head of superstructure at ÖBB and Vice President of the UEEI

For more information and registration please visit: 1st Railway Talk

VDEI elects a new executive committee – a female President for the first time

VDEI elects a new executive committee – a female President for the first time

Frankfurt am Main, November 17, 2022

During the 42nd Federal Congress on November 12th, 2022 in Hamburg, the Association of German Railway Engineers (VDEI) elected a new Executive Committee.

Birgit Milius was elected President, replacing Thomas Mainka, who did not run for re-election after two terms in office. Joachim Warlitz was confirmed as the first Vice President for a fourth term of office. Jürgen Murach became Second Vice President. The following spokespersons for the different departments were newly elected into the Executive Committee: Svetoslava Maslinkova (Technical Equipment Department), Andreas Mack (Railway Systems Department) and Andreas Henschel (Vehicles Department). The election confirmed Reiner Altmann as spokesman for the Infrastructure Department, Lothar Legler as federal secretary and Tobias Barthel as federal treasurer.

With Birgit Milius, for the first time since the association was founded in 1949, a woman was elected for President of the honorary executive committee. “In cooperation with the association, I will work to promote public understanding of the railway system. We are facing major challenges if we are to succeed in making Deutsche Bahn fit for the future. Rail-bound transport can and will make an important contribution to solving climate change and at the same time offer attractive, modern and future-oriented jobs – we want to support this with our specialist knowledge and in cooperation with politics, business and research,” says the newly elect President of the VDEI. “I want to get people excited about the railway system, working in the railway system, but of course also for working in the association. Together with the members we will discuss how we can further develop the association in a sustainable and attractive way”. Birgit Milius works full-time at the Technical University of Berlin as head of the Department of Railway Operations and Infrastructure.

from left to right: Tobias Barthel, Svetoslava Maslinkova, Jürgen Murach, Joachim Warlitz, Birgit Milius, Lothar Legler, Reiner Altmann, Andreas Henschel. Not present: Andreas Mack



UEEIV President Olaf Scholz-Knobloch presented the new orientation of the Union of European Railway Engineer Associations during the Congress.

Photos: B. Fuhrmann Photography

Source: VDEI – Verband Deutscher Eisenbahn-Ingenieure