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The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, known more usually as the IRSE, is an international organisation, active throughout the world.

It is the professional engineering institution for all those engaged or interested in railway signalling, control and communications and allied disciplines.
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IRSE Examination 2014: Notification of Results
Due to the increased number of candidates who have taken the examination this year, the marking of papers is taking longer than normal, and so the notification of results to candidates will now not be before the end of February 2015. We are sorry for this delay.


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Asset/Condition Monitoring of the Signalling Environment
As technology progresses, the use of asset/condition monitoring removes the guess-work from some maintenance and operating issues. It evaluates the condition of assets and can provide early identification and elimination of fault modes before they cause serious problems. The aim of asset/condition monitoring is to extend machine life, reduce maintenance costs, avoid unexpected failures causing interruptions in the signalling environment and provide information to plan preventive maintenance on a more informed basis.

The paper will be presented in three parts:-

1. An understanding of the implementation of asset monitoring on Iarnrod Eireann’s signalling infrastructure;

2. An overview of Translink’s (Northern Ireland Railways) implementation of condition monitoring at its level crossings and other signalling assets and the ability to view the system from anywhere with its central control system;

3. A look at what other advantages and facilities condition monitoring might bring to the signal engineer and how assets not typically associated with signalling might help the prevention of failure modes.
Start date & time: Friday, February 27, 2015 5:15 PM
Location: Dublin

 IRSE Midland & North Western Section
Developments in ERTMS
This paper will cover the latest developments and plans for the implementation of ERTMS on the UK Railway

Start date & time: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 5:15 PM
Location: Derby

Challenge of Engineering Crossrail
The tunnel construction is probably the most visible element of creating Crossrail through the heart of London, but the interfaces at both ends with the mainline network offers plenty to keep the engineers busy.
Start date & time: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 5:30 PM
Location: Swindon

 IRSE London lecture
Australasian Signalling - Revisted
Australasian Signalling - Revisited, a paper read to the Institution by Peter Symons of Tritun Pty Ltd of Australia

Start date & time: Thursday, March 12, 2015 5:30 PM
Location: London

 IRSE York Section
PLC Application
A paper to be read to the IRSE York Section on 17 March 2015.

Start date & time: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:00 PM
Location: York

SMRT NSEW Line Resignalling: Wayside Cut-In and Test Methodology for Interface and Changeover Design

Presented by Mr Gregory Lamoureux, Thales Solutions Asia

Start date & time: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:30 PM
Location: Singapore

Technical Visit
Dynamic model of a railway system,

Start date & time: Friday, March 20, 2015 1:00 PM
Location: Switzerland, CH-3053 Deisswil

AGM 2015
AGM 2015

Start date & time: Friday, March 20, 2015 4:50 PM
Location: Switzerland, CH-3053 Deisswil

 IRSE york Section Dinner Dance
IRSE York Section - Dinner Dance
The IRSE York Section Dinner Dance to be held at the Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York

Start date & time: Friday, March 20, 2015 7:00 PM
Location: York

Scottish Section Family Day Visit to Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway
Scottish Section Family Day Visit to Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway

Start date & time: Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Location: Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway