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The IRSE is the professional institution for all those engaged in or associated with railway signalling and telecommunications, train control, traffic management and allied professions.

The IRSE has its headquarters in London, UK. It is active worldwide, with 50% of its membership outside the UK. The Institution aims to advance the science and practice of train control and communications engineering within the industry and to maintain high standards of knowledge and competence within the profession. The overriding purpose in doing this is for the public benefit, to help ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and freight by rail. For more information about the IRSE, click here.
Professional Development Manager
The IRSE have a new Professional Development Manager; welcome to Elaine Clarke and thanks to Mike Moore who will be leaving the role.

IRSE Exam News

Did you sit modules of the IRSE Professional Exam this year?


We normally like to get the results out before Christmas, however, like last year, because of the large number of candidates’ papers to mark, there will unfortunately be a delay.  We will therefore aim to email them to you, around the end of February.

IRSE Certified Training Courses
IRSE now offers an arrangement for courses to be certified. Look in the 'knowledge' section for courses that are certified. If your organisation offers course, they may wish to have them certified by the IRSE.

Aspect 2015 Papers and Presentations
The papers and presentations from Aspect 2015 are now available to view in the 'knowledge' section of the website.

Code of Professional Conduct
The IRSE Code of Professional Conduct has recently been updated. To access this on the website click on the 'About' tab.


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 Railway Gazette news
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailMitsubishi Electric opens Indian traction equipment factory
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailVIA Rail acquires Brockville Subdivision
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailFeature articles in the December 2015 issue of Metro Report International
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailAntwerpen Noorderlijn tram contracts signed
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailIndian Railways signs 12 000 wagon deal
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailHangzhou extends metro Line 1
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailKuala Lumpur about to receive Innovia trainset
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailRailway supply industry news in brief
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailEdmonton selects Valley Line contractor
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailAlstom buys stake in South African rolling stock business
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailRio tram starts test running
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailBoard quits as cabinet approves FS privatisation
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailRZD International signs Iranian electrification contract
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailHendy revises Network Rail project timescales as costs rise
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailEversholt awards ETCS First in Class contract
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailČD loses Škoda Transportation locomotive battle
 last update on: 28/11/2015 17:22:26
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The emerging threat of Electromagnetic Cyber-physical exploits on modern infrastructures (UK)
Paper on the emerging threat of Electromagnetic Cyber-physical exploits on modern infrastructures, presented by QinetiQ)
Start date & time: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 6:00 PM
Location: Bristol

Younger Members: 2015 Seminar & Technical Visit (UK)
The IRSE Younger Members’ section and our sponsors are pleased to announce that the 2015 seminar will be held at the STEAM Museum in Swindon on Thursday the 3rd of December. Theme is "The Digital Railway: Interoperability, Interfacing and Cyber Security". The seminar will be followed by a technical visit to Siemens Rail Automation in Chippenham on Friday the 4th of December.
Start date & time: Thursday, December 03, 2015 9:00 AM
Location: Swindon (UK)

 M&NW Section
Liverpool Lime Street Resignalling (UK)
Overview of the project, proposed Signalling architecture, and some of the key logistical challenges
Start date & time: Thursday, December 03, 2015 5:15 PM
Location: Manchester

Annual Toronto Conference
4th Annual Toronto IRSE Conference. For more information, see
Start date & time: Friday, December 04, 2015 3:00 PM
Location: Toronto

 IRSE London Lecture
IRSE Presidential Programme meeting: Mathematical proof in an automated environment for railway interlockings
A technical paper to be presented in London by Peter Duggan (Siemens Rail Automation) and Arne Boralv (Prover Technology AB).
Start date & time: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 6:00 PM
Location: London

Do We Need Systems Engineering Processes for Signalling Projects? (SINGAPORE)
Presented by Dr Sam Chan, Land Transport Authority
Start date & time: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 6:30 PM
Location: Singapore