12th World Congress on Railway Research – WCRR 2019

will be held in Tokyo, Japan, at the venue called Tokyo International Forum

from October 28 to November 1, 2019

hosted by the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), of the Japan Railways (JR) group.

WCRR is the world’s largest international congress on railway research, where railway researchers and engineers gather together with managers and executives of railway-related organizations in one congress. WCRR 2019, with the congress theme “Railway Research to Enhance the Customer Experience,” will provide a perfect opportunity for railway delegates from around the world to gather and share their views regarding the roles that research and development are expected to play in order to further elevate the value of railways, while railway experts are able to share information and expertise.

We invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the congress. Abstracts are being accepted at the WCRR 2019 official website up until August 10, 2018.

For details, please see:


Session Topics are as follows, under which there are Sub-Topics (please refer to the Call for Papers for details):

– Improvement of Service Quality, Speed, Time to Destination, and Functionality

– Economics, Policy and Planning

– Sustainability

– Safety and Natural Hazard Management

– Rolling Stock

– Infrastructure

– Railway System Interface

– Maglev and New Transport Systems


WCRR 2019 Call for Papers Timeline:

Deadline for Abstract submission:

August 10, 2018

Confirmation of accepted Abstracts:

By February 8, 2019

Date for submission of full papers to be provided for review:

May 10, 2019

Deadline for submission of full and final paper:

August 31, 2019

If you have any questions please contact the congress organizers as shown below.



TEL: +81-3-6369-9984      FAX: +81-3-3453-1180

For questions about abstracts/papers, please contact:


For questions about sponsorship and exhibitions, please contact:


For other general questions about WCRR, please contact: