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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.
February e-bulletin
The February e-bulletin which contains the latest news from IRSE can be opened in the link below

Wing Award for Safety
Every year the IRSE presents the Wing Award for Safety to an individual who has made an outstanding personal contribution yo improving trackside safety, we are now seeking nominations for the 2016 Award.
To find out more about the Wing Award and how you can nominate someone, please visit the 'About' section of our website. Nominations must be received by 31 March 2016. 

52nd Annual Institution Dinner - The Savoy, London
The 52nd Annual Institution Dinner will be held at The Savoy, London following the Annual General Meeting on Friday 22nd April 2016.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  To do so please contact or download a form from the calendar section of our website.

Annual convention : Beijing 10 -14 October 2016
The IRSE’s 2016 International Technical Convention will be in Beijing, China. It will start with a reception on the evening of Monday 10th October 2016 and conclude with the Convention Dinner on the evening of Friday 14th October 2016. In addition, on Monday 10th October 2016, prior to the reception, there will be an optional opportunity for Members and Guests to visit the Great Wall of China.
More details and booking information on the Calendar section of our website.


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 Railway Gazette news
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailFreightliner Dragon on test
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailPraha tests locally-made tram
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailGovernment support for Russian rolling stock manufacturers
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailParis route T3 heads further west
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailArticulated open wagon unveiled
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailEMEF to maintain Porto LRVs
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailSiemens CBTC for Paris RER Line E
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailNishi-Nippon orders EMUs
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailMelbourne’s Cranbourne – Pakenham line to be elevated
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailBelarus Railways orders Pesa DMUs
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailBozankaya and Bombardier sign high speed train production agreement
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailFunding for Devon and Cornwall enhancements study
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailAsset manager invests in Akiem loco leasing business
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailKnorr-Bremse buys TMD Friction’s rail activities
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailMelbourne grade separation completed
 last update on: 12/02/2016 01:29:10
COPENHAGEN METRO Communication Based Train Control System
TECHNICAL MEETING - BELFAST - Mon. Feb. 15 at 12 noon COPENHAGEN METRO Communication Based Train Control System Christopher J. Cox Operations Manager, Copenhagen Metro
Start date & time: Monday, February 15, 2016 12:00 PM
Location: Belfast

 IRSE Scottish Section Lecture
RETB: Next Generation
"RETB: Next Generation" is an IRSE Scottish Section technical paper to be presented on the 16th February 2016 in Glasgow by Gordon Pringle of Network Rail.
Start date & time: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:30 PM
Location: Glasgow

 Western section logo
Diagnostics - Adam Allen (Aecom)
Start date & time: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 6:00 PM
Location: Swindon

Visit (subsequently AGM)
Historic mine with tunnel railway, followed by AGM
Start date & time: Friday, March 11, 2016 1:30 PM
Location: Switzerland

AGM after visiting historic mine and tunnel railway
Start date & time: Friday, March 11, 2016 4:30 PM
Location: Switzerland

York Section Dinner
Section Dinner
Start date & time: Friday, March 11, 2016 7:00 PM
Location: York