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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 changing over to new database
In the last two weeks of September the IRSE is bringing into service its new membership and licensing database. During this period members will not be able to change their contact details on the website, when the changeover is completed they will receive an email about changing their passwords in order to access the members' area of the website. The biggest impact of the new database will on the IRSE office staff. They will need time to become fully familiar with the system. We do not expect the services we provide for IRSE members and IRSE licence holders to be seriously affected during the period of familiarisation, but please be patient with us if difficulties do occur.

20 most inspirational women in UK rail industry

In February this year, Women in Rail set out to find the most inspirational women working within the rail sector. They sought nominations from across the entire industry, and received profiles of nearly 200 women. The top 20 have been named in a report, and one of them is Helen Kellaway, Lead Systems Engineer with Siemens Rail Automation. Helen is also a member of the IRSE, and on its governing Council.

Helen was chosen because of the overwhelming support she has offered to young people in the industry. She runs lunchtime seminars and study groups for people taking their IRSE professional exams, supports members of Young Rail Professionals, and works with schools, talking about life in engineering and championing National Women in Engineering Day.


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 Railway Gazette news
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailPfefferminzbahn operating contract awarded
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailGauge-changing sleeping car for Baku – Istanbul route
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailBalfour Beatty acquires Omnicom Engineering
  Click here to expand/collapse item detail'Largest rolling stock deal since privatisation' is signed
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailGSM-R activated in the Channel Tunnel
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailSt Petersburg metro extension design contracts awarded
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailRailway supply industry news round-up
  Click here to expand/collapse item detail€94bn investment in FS 10-year strategic plan
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailNacala Corridor PTC to go live this year
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailKnorr-Bremse to take full ownership of ICER Rail
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailArriva directly awarded new Cross Country contract
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailToshkent metro extension work to resume
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailOperator aims to benefit from Finland – Russia freight liberalisation
  Click here to expand/collapse item detailKazan takes delivery of UKVZ trams
 last update on: 01/10/2016 15:34:58
Borders Railway
Borders Railway
Start date & time: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:15 PM
Location: Derby

Prover: Automated verification
Presentation by Pete Duggan (Siemens) on the automation of design verification.
Start date & time: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:00 PM
Location: Swindon, UK

 Typical Convention
IRSE International Technical Convention 2016 - China
IRSE International Technical Convention 2016 - China
Start date & time: Monday, October 10, 2016 6:00 PM
Location: China
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MSRP Process
Presentation by David Warwick (Network Rail)
Start date & time: Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:30 PM
Location: Glasgow

A Young Signal Engineer’s Experiences
Presentation by Matt Gunn (Network Rail)
Start date & time: Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:30 PM
Location: York, UK

French Section visit to the Regional Command Center
Technical visit of the "Centre de Commande Régional of Saint Denis" just before putting into service
Start date & time: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00 PM
Location: St Denis (North of Paris)

Singapore DTL Signalling
Singapore DTL Signalling
Start date & time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM
Location: Singapore

Malaysian Section Annual Seminar
The 2016 Annual Seminar of the Malaysian Section will take place in Kuala Lumpur. Further details will appear as soon as they are available. If you are interested in knowing more about it at this stage, contact the Malaysian Section Secretary via
Start date & time: Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:30 AM
Location: Kuala Lumpur