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CBTC Conference in Toronto - booking is now open

Booking is now open for the CBTC conference in Toronto on 29th and 30th November 2018.  Please visit to book.

The call for papers on "CBTC and Beyond" is still open until 28th September - please visit for further details.

ASPECT 2019 - call for papers coming soon

​Our next ASPECT conference will be held in Delft in the Netherlands from 22nd to 24th October 2019, with technical visits offered on 25th October and will be open to members and non members.

The call for papers for this conference will be launched in October 2018 - please visit for more information.

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Cable Testing Workshop - CANCELLED
UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: The Minor Railways Section is running a cable testing workshop for people working on minor or heritage railways.
Start date & time: Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 AM
Location: Derby

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Valise – The Video Balise
An update on progress on provision of valise - a virtual balise system, covering the main principles, the safety approach and the initial applications in track survey, platform stopping and temporary speed restrictions.
Pre-registration is essential for security and room capacity requirements.
Start date & time: Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:30 PM
Location: 55 Broadway, London

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CBTC Concepts, Standards and Architectures Webinar
The Railway Academy and IRSE India Section are collaborating on a webinar on CBTC concepts, standards and architectures.
Start date & time: Friday, September 28, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Webinar

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Command, Control and Communication
Exploring traffic management on the UK railway
Start date & time: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Swindon

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IRSE professional examination 2018
IRSE professional examination 2018 - 5th October for Australia and 6th October for rest of world
Start date & time: Friday, October 05, 2018 8:00 AM
Location: Various world wide

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How to change at Crewe?
How to change at Crewe?
Start date & time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:15 PM
Location: Crewe

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HS2 Network Rail Interfaces
David Gordon will be presenting on HS2 Network Rail Interfaces
Start date & time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: York, UK