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Presidential Programme Technical Presentation

​The IRSE's third Presidential Programme Technical Presentation of 2017-18 will take place on 6th December at the IET Conference Centre, Austin Court, BIRMINGHAM.  The title is "What follows GSM-R?" - an exploration of the options for railway radio systems to replace GSM-R in the UK, and the challenges of doing so.  The meeting starts at 18.00, with refreshments available from 17.30 Non-members are welcome as well as members.  For more information, see​

IRSE Convention 2018 - you can register now

Our 2017 Convention in Dallas/Fort Worth has ended, and was a great success.  The 2018 Convention will be in Switzerland from 28 May to 1 June, and is open to members and non-members, with the principal theme of "Safety in Long Railway Tunnels".  You can find out more by going to our dedicated Convention website, or to the IRSE website. You can register your interest in attending by using our Convention Registration Form. We plan to open for bookings in December.


Book online now for the IRSE ASPECT CONFERENCE...
Open to non-members as well as members

Plymouth Section Social Evening
Details to follow
Start date & time: Friday, November 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Plymouth

ASPECT International Conference
For the first time, ASPECT will be held outside the UK, in the dazzling city state of Singapore, a world-leading centre of urban transport technology, and at the heart of one of the world's most dynamic regions, Asia.
Start date & time: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:00 AM
Location: Singapore

CBTC Seminar and Technical Visits
We are holding our second CBTC Seminar in Toronto on 30 November, followed by Technical Visits on 1 December 2017.
Start date & time: Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00 AM
Location: Toronto, Canada

3rd Presidential Programme Technical Paper: "What follows GSM-R?"
Join us for the 3rd paper in the 2017-18 IRSE Presidential Programme series, on the subject of the successor to GSM-R.
Start date & time: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:00 PM
Location: Birmingham

Technical Presentation
Details to follow
Start date & time: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:00 PM
Location: Bristol

IEP North Pole Depot
Technical visit to Hitachi's IEP North Pole Depot.
Start date & time: Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:00 PM
Location: London

Ordsal Chord
Paper to be presented by John Dougan (Network Rail) and Geoff Paley (Siemens)
Start date & time: Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:15 PM
Location: Manchester

System Performance – Network Rail
Presentation by Ian Puckrin and Team (Network Rail)
Start date & time: Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:30 PM
Location: York

Scottish Section YM Social - Glasgow Central Tour
A YM Social event which will consist of a private guided tour of Glasgow Central station. Priority access to Younger Members and a maximum of 20 people can attend this free event. Additional meet up information will be provided once final attendance numbers are confirmed. Drinks at a nearby Christmas market will follow the tour.
Start date & time: Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Glasgow