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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.
IRSE Presidency changes hands
On Friday 22nd April Charles Page (Business Development Director of Siemens Rail Automation Australia) was inaugurated as the IRSE's President for 2016-17. We warmly welcome Charles to this role, and look forward to his Presidential Programme of technical papers and events. Click here to read his inaugural address on the theme of "Inform, Discuss, Develop".

UK Rail Week
From Monday 27 June to Sunday 3 July, UK companies across the rail sector will open their doors to the public and celebrate the opportunities in rail, as part of the first ever nationwide Rail Week. The IRSE is supporting this initiative, and we encourage members and their companies to get involved.
The dedicated week of activities aims to address the skills gap in rail and inspire a generation of young people into rail careers, through a series of conferences, site tours, competitions and much more. The events for people at schools, colleges and universities aim to encourage them to consider careers in our great industry. Rail Week will also include a widespread schools outreach programme.
For more information, go to, follow Rail Week on Twitter @railweek, and email for more information about how you can get involved.


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  Click here to expand/collapse item detailCentral section of Bangalore’s Purple Line inaugurated
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  Click here to expand/collapse item detailThe long road to Turkish market opening
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 last update on: 04/05/2016 21:52:54
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IRSE Scottish Section Annual General Meeting
IRSE Scottish Section AGM
Start date & time: Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:30 PM
Location: Glasgow

Plymouth Section AGM (UK)
Plymouth Section AGM
Start date & time: Monday, May 16, 2016 5:30 PM
Location: Plymouth

 IRSE Scottish Section Lecture
IRSE/IMechE Lecture: Glasgow Subway - Rolling Stock & Signalling Update
"Glasgow Subway - Rolling Stock & Signalling Update" is a Joint IRSE Scottish Section / IMechE technical lecture to be presented on the 19th May 2016 in Glasgow by Charlie Hoskins of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
Start date & time: Thursday, May 19, 2016 5:30 PM
Location: Glasgow

Singapore DTL Signalling
Singapore DTL Signalling by Francisco Perez
Start date & time: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00 PM
Location: Singapore

International Signalling
ETCS in Different Countries
Start date & time: Friday, June 03, 2016 1:30 PM
Location: Switzerland