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IRSE_London_SmallElectroLogIXS - the production and introduction of a new interlocking26/07/2018 17:30London, UK
It is a while since a new interlocking was successfully introduced into the UK market! 
SNC-Lavalin Atkins is in the process of introducing ElectroLogIXS, a flexible ladder logic driven device that deploys software written using the Atkins Signalling Method.  Derived from EN50128, the production process allows for a high degree of repeatability and automation. 
This talk will consider what the hardware looks like, how the data is produced and how it is supported by the telecoms network. 
Finally, there will be an introduction to SNC-Lavalin Atkins’ level crossing solution, supported by the introduction of the Newgate barrier machine.
Please arrive at 17:30 for an 18:00 start.
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Please note change of venue for this talk - Now at 55 Broadway.
Two day Technical Meeting20/07/2018 09:00Adelaide
Technical papers will be presented on Friday, with the Conference Dinner on Friday night. Technical Inspections will be conducted on Saturday and will include the new Adelaide Metro Train Control Centre at Dry Creek and the Advanced Train Management System (ATMS) Test Facility at the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Project Office, located in Mile End. Registration available from late May onwards.
Communication System & Interface with Signalling System17/07/2018 18:00Singapore
YM logoIRSE professional exam study day modules 1 & 707/07/2018 09:30Birmingham, UK

With the kind support of SNC-Lavalin Atkins, the IRSE Younger Members are pleased to invite you to an IRSE Exam Preparation Workshop for Modules 1 & 7. This event is offered free of charge. As well as attempting exam questions we will bring to you a signalling system based workshop with exciting interactive talks and games, purely aimed at motivating the participants to think outside the (signal) “box”. The workshop will emphasise on the importance of engineering safety and the role it plays in the way the signalling system is developed.
It is aimed equally at assisting those who did not pass last year to gain an understanding of why their answers were judged insufficient and to encourage those just starting their study wishing to maximise their chances of passing on the first occasion.

See flier for further details and how to register for the event.

Note that on registration, you will be sent a selection of questions that will be discussed at the event.  It is recommended that you prepare ahead of the workshop and bring along some summary notes of your answer technique(s) and key points to cover for each question. This will prove useful for the sessions you will attend and enable you to seek advice from tutors in informal moments during the day for other questions.

Ethics in Engineering05/07/2018 16:30London

We are living in an age when increasing automation means that complex systems using algorithms and rules are making decisions with an ethical dimension. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of transport.  Autonomy in road vehicles is challenging engineers, lawyers, insurers and others to re-think previously accepted norms.  On railways, principles about the safe movement of trains that were once regarded as inviolable are being challenged, bringing benefits but also causing us to re-think “how safe is safe enough”.

We are now constantly encountering fresh issues that demand urgent, ethically sound answers. Respect for the environment and natural resources are topics for engineers to incorporate into their work, whether it is in the context of a major project such as Crossrail or HS2, or in finding practicable alternatives to the use of plastics in packaging.

This Seminar, the first undertaken jointly by the IEEE Systems Council Chapter in the UK & Ireland and the IRSE, seeks to explore the underpinning principles associated with these challenges, raise awareness and foster collaboration between stakeholders. Our speakers are:

Hon Mr Justice Haddon-Cave (keynote speaker)
Prof. George Bearfield (RSSB/ University of Huddersfield)
Paul Campion (CEO, Transport Systems Catapult)
Prof. Ali Hessami (Vega Systems)

You will need to register for this event - click here.

London Transport Museum ActonTechnical visit to London Transport Museum Depot, Acton, to view the Victoria Line rolling stock cab system03/07/2018 17:30London Transport, Museum Depot, Acton
By kind permission of the Curators of the London Transport, Museum Depot, Acton, we have been offered our own opportunity to visit the museum located at Acton Town with the specific intention of seeing the re-created demonstration of the London Underground Victoria Line traction control, train operator cab and passenger door system.
Coupled with the train-borne ATO and signalling it was the forerunner of such systems today and from its conception in the late 1950’s, through to trial running from 1964 on the Hainault loop and finally into front line service in late 1967 it was only replaced within the last 10 years with the introduction of new rolling stock and signalling systems. This demonstration is a worthy tribute to the determination of the engineers of the day working together to advance train control systems from a traditional era of over 100 years into a new world.
The museum is not open regularly for visitors and the opportunity for our own “personal” visit is one that will allow time to view this demonstration close up, discuss its operation and enable some thoughts on the era it ushered in.
There will also be opportunity to view other items in the Museum Depot’s collection which is a unique and fascinating look back through the history of London’s Transport system including rolling stock, train describers, signalling, buses and collections of documents and memorabilia.
Numbers are limited to 20 and places shall be allocated on a “first come first served” basis by registering (see details below). We shall be asking for a £10 contribution for the visit, all monies which will go to the funds for the restorations the Museum is carrying out.
You may invite guests if you wish, subject to availability of space.
Please arrive at 17:30 for an 18:00 start.
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Big data based railway health management and maintenance29/06/2018 09:00Beijing
IRSE China Section will host a technical workshop on “Big data based railway health management and maintenance” in Beijing on 29th June. Prof. Tao Tang, who is the head of School of Electronic and Information Engineering in Beijing Jiaotong University and Director of Engineering and State Key lab of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, will be the Chair of the workshop. Official leaders from China Railway Corporation, researchers from China Academy of Railway Sciences, and some leaders from Chinese railway industry companies will also attend the workshop and give presentations.
This technical workshop is free to IRSE members and non-members, but places at this event are EXTREMELY limited – early registration is strongly recommended. To confirm your attendance, please register (including your name, institution, contact) to join us by emailing:
Traffic Management Systems26/06/2018 09:30London

Getting the most from the overall system and trusting new technologies to maintain safe operation while being smart and adaptive to changing conditions (environmental, operational or other), relies on the Rolling Stock and Signal engineers working together to optimise the performance from both sides. Hosted in conjunction with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), this seminar will debate the technical issues and planning of Train Management in GB.

There are discounts for IRSE members. To book, go to

Didcot Railway Centre and Swindon Old Panel visit23/06/2018 10:30Didcot
The Great Western Society at Didcot is holding a Signalling Gala Weekend on 23/24 June, starting at 10.30 each day. During Saturday, the IRSE Chief Executive, Francis How, will be opening the new Signalling Centre which depicts the history of the development of Signalling, and will include the official commissioning of the newly restored Swindon Panel. This event is open to all. The Minor Railways Section is holding its AGM on Saturday morning at the event. For more details oabout this and to book a place on the Technical Visit, see the flier (link below).
London LogoLondon & South East Inaugural Meeting21/06/2018 17:30London
This is the London & South East Section's inaugural meeting, which will comprises the agreement of the Section Articles of Association, voting in of committee, short technical papers and a social event. Refreshments available from 17.30 and the meeting starts at 18.00.

IMPORTANT: Please register to attend this event - click here .
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