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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.

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Wing Safety Lecture: 15 March

On Thursday 15th March the first ever IRSE Wing Safety Lecture will take place.  Named in memory of Peter Wing, a former British Rail S&T Engineer who achieved a step change in the safety of people working on Britain's railways through a campaign called "Dead Serious About Safety", the lecture is titled "Track-worker Safety". It will be presented by Rod Muttram, a Fellow of the IRSE, and Mark Prescott, Programme Manager for the Network Rail Safer Trackside Working Programme.

The event takes places at the IET, Savoy Place, London, starting at 18.00 (refreshments from 17.30). ALL ARE WELCOME. Click here for more details.

IRSE Convention: booking now open for non-members

The IRSE's Annual Convention is now open for bookings by non-members (and is still open to members as well).  Click here for more details, including how to book.  The Convention will be in Switzerland from 28th May to 1st June, and the principal theme for the Convention is "Safety in Long Railway Tunnels". There are two main centres for the event - Lugano followed by Pontresina.  This is a unique opportunity to see Swiss engineering and safety control systems at first hand - don't miss it!  

For more information about the Convention, visit the Convention 2018 website

Systems Engineering: Requirements Management

​We are holding a Seminar on 19 April 2018 on the subject of Requirements Management, at the University of Birmingham (UK).  This is open to non-members as well as IRSE members. Book online now using the link below for what will be an invaluable day for all those involved in systems engineering.

The day will include:

  • Workshop on what makes a good requirement
  • Requirements Management on HS2 Mainline North
  • Innovation Using Goal Structuring Notation
  • Requirements of the EULYNX Project
  • Requirements Management of GRIP 5-8 Projects
  • How to Sabotage a Project Using Requirements Management

More information and how to book can be found online - click here.



Book now for the IRSE's
2018 Convention in Switzerland

Read the IRSE's White Paper:
Making a Success of Britain's Digital Railway Programme

The Digital Railway
Presentation by Mark Ferrer (Siemens)
Start date & time: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Swindon

The Futro Programme
Paper to be presented by Clive Burrows (First Group)
Start date & time: Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:15 PM
Location: Derby

6th Presidential Programme Technical Paper: "Track-worker safety"
Join us for the sixth Paper in our Presidential Programme series for 2017-18, on the subject of Track-worker Safety", presented by Rod Muttram.
Start date & time: Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: London

UK York Section Annual Dinner
Please see the booking form attached for full details.
Start date & time: Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: York

Australasian Section AGM and Technical Meeting
Join the Australasian Section's AGM and technical meeting taking place in Melbourne - titled "Skyrail and Tunnel – Creating the Metro".
Start date & time: Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00 AM
Location: Melbourne

Minor Railways Section: Technical Visit
Technical visit to the Nene Valley Railway to view signalling and telecommunications equipment, signal boxes etc on the line.
Start date & time: Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:00 AM
Location: near Peterborough

The Clapham Junction Railway Accident-Lessons Learnt
The Clapham Junction Railway Accident-Lessons Learnt by Martin Philip White (LTA)
Start date & time: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Singapore

ElectroLogiXS – A PLC based interlocking for the UK
A presentation by Grace Nodes, Peter Harbottle, Ian Bridges (Atkins)
Start date & time: Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:30 PM
Location: York