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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 .
IET/IRSE Railway Signalling and Control Systems Course18/06/2018 09:30London
The course features a technical peer-reviewed programme, which is developed by a specialist committee, covering the core aspects of signalling and control systems, from the basics to in-depth design. The programme is updated year on year to provide attendees with the most up-to-date contemporary training on signalling and control systems.
For more information, and to book, go to:
To see the whole Programme for the event, click on the link below.
180616 IRSE Steam Luncheon  2018M&NW Section Annual Steam Luncheon16/06/2018 10:30Severn Valley Railway
With the kind assistance of Siemens Rail Automation and the Severn Valley Railway (SVR), the committee of the Midland & North Western Section have agreed to return to a location of previous successful technical visits and luncheons. We have secured places for up to 40 guests this year and seek the support from the whole of the Institution and the S&T Industry to make this yet another successful and enjoyable family event.
The programme is as follows:
10:30 Arrive and assemble at Kidderminster Town (SVR) station.
10:45 Opportunity to visit the Kidderminster Town signal box and railway museum in groups.
12:05 Special Luncheon Train departs Kidderminster Town station.
13:15 Special Luncheon Train arrives Bridgnorth station.
14:15 Special Luncheon Train departs Bridgnorth station.
15:30 Special Luncheon Train arrives at Kidderminster Town station and end of visit.
The choices for the three-course meal per individual for this event are:
Crisp breaded Camembert
Tricolore of fresh fruits
Thai crab cakes
Chef’s homemade soup
Main dishes
Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce
Roast leg of pork, apple, sultana & cinnamon compote.
Poached chicken fillet, sage & onion duxelle, bacon wrap
Lightly poached fillet of salmon
Vegetarian main dishes
Cauliflower cheese tartlet
Champagne and mushroom risotto served in red pepper basket
Severn Valley Eaton Mess served in a brandy snap basket
The famous duo ‘Choco – Loco’ platter with shortbread biscuit
Fresh exotic fruit salad
Baked vanilla cheesecake and summer fruit & orange compote
Cheese Selection includes biscuits, celery and grapes, homemade Bewdley ale chutney
All main dishes are served with seasoned roast and baby new potatoes with a seasonal medley of vegetables.
All desserts are served with freshly whipped vanilla cream.
Special dietary requirements catered for on request.

The cost of the technical visit, including train tickets and luncheon (excluding beverages) is £45 per adult and £35 per child (aged 5-15). All children attending must be supervised individually by an adult.
All individuals attending the technical visit MUST bring with them a railway industry high visibility vest to wear on the technical visit along with stout shoes or boots for walking on ballast and uneven surfaces. The SVR reserves the right to refuse access to the technical visit for individuals not complying with these instructions and any Health and Safety Briefing instructions.
To confirm your attendance, please send an email detailing individual names and individual meal choices of those individuals planning to attend to and All payments can be made either via internet banking sort code 09 01 51 Account 09065506 (preferred method of payment), or cheques made out to “IRSE Midland & North Western Section” and sent to the Section treasurer Clive Williams, at: 4 Mill Rise,Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent. ST7 4UR. All payments should be received no later than Friday 1 June 2018 unless previously agreed with the Section Treasurer. For any further details, please contact Ian James Allison on +44 (0) 7794 879286.
Please note that the Institution and administrations whose sites are visited on technical visits cannot accept any responsibility for injury, damage or other difficulty which may arise. Individuals are therefore advised to ensure that their own insurance covers all appropriate eventualities.
Presidential Programme Meeting13/06/2018 18:30London

This event was live-streamed and you can now watch a recording of it at:

Annual Members' Lunch13/06/2018 12:30London

The 20th IRSE Annual Members’ Lunch will take place at the Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UJ (near Waterloo station) at 13.00 on Wednesday, 13th June 2018.  A three course lunch with wine and coffee will be served and tickets for the event cost £48 including VAT.

Members with 50 years or more of IRSE membership will receive a personal invitation to attend as guests of the Institution.

This event is for all IRSE members, regardless of age or employment status. It’s a great way of networking and meeting up with both current and former colleagues in an informal social setting. Our President, Markus Montigel, will be speaking.

Please book using the form available via the link below. We look forward to seeing you at the Lunch.

IRSE at Africa Rail Conference 201812/06/2018 09:00Johannesburg
The IRSE Southern Africa Section is partnering with the Africa Rail 2018 event to be held in Johannesburg on 12-13 June. This annual conference brings together all railway stakeholders in Africa to network, share ideas and promote business interests. Key speakers from southern Africa governments and from industry will be participating. In 2018 the focus of the event is on skills development and, for the first time, the IRSE will be running a workshop at the conference, which will be geared to that theme.
For more information, go to  IRSE members can obtain discounted tickets for the conference  - make sure you quote code KKWN at the online check out.
Technical visit to Hong Kong international airport automated people mover09/06/2018 09:45Hong Kong
All current members welcome. A copy of the HKID Card or passport and a photo of size 40mm (W) x 50mm (H) of every successful applicant will be collected for application of the Airport Visitor Permit under the request of the host organization. Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Activity Coordinator by e-mail at
IRSE International Technical Convention 2018 - Switzerland28/05/2018 18:00Switzerland

For more information about the 2018 Convention, please visit


IRSE Scottish Section Annual General Meeting24/05/2018 17:30Glasgow
IRSE Scottish Section AGM to be held at Sloans. This year along with a version of our prize quiz, we will be joined by Sloan’s stalwarts Kelburn Brewery ( for a beer/ale tasting session paired with matching canapes. The cost of the tasting session, hosted by Kelburn reps and consisting of three of the breweries beers (followed by a ½ pint of your choice), will be covered by the local section funds.
London logoLondon & South East Section Technical Visit to London Underground Northern Line Extension18/05/2018 13:30London
Opportunity to visit one of London Underground's biggest projects - Northern Line Extension to Battersea.
Places will be extremely limited. Please register your intention to join us by emailing or to be allocated or placed on the waiting list.
See attached for further information.
Joining instructions will be sent to those attending the event.
Social event for those able to stay afterwards has been arranged at the Duchess, 101 Battersea Park Rd, Battersea, London SW8 4DS,-0.1409069,17.23z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487605023ec2c0ed:0xb5948647ebb25873!8m2!3d51.4791842!4d-0.1424736
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