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Normalized Deviance in Railway Safety17/04/2019 18:00London
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) independently investigates accidents to improve railway safety, and inform the industry and the public. This presentation will take us through some recent examples of RAIB investigations where groups of staff have collectively forgotten lessons previously hard learnt after accidents – it also has a piece on the Waterloo incident highlighting the common factors with Clapham.
Register for this event using the URL below before noon on Sunday 14th April 2019:
Please arrive from 17:30 for a 18:00 start
York Section AGM11/04/2019 17:00York
The new Chairman, Richard Storer, will then present his address:
“Asset Performance - Continuous Improvement?” Light Refreshments will be served from 17.00 Meeting commences at 17.30
IRSE LogoDigital Signalling Upgrade Workshop: Beating the challenge11/04/2019 09:00London, UK
This joint IRSE and INCOSE workshop will look at the complex activity of conducting route upgrade planning and the need to think beyond the "signalling problem".  The rail industry is being challenged to provide improved end to end transportation services in order to address the increased number of commuters and provide its passengers with a "work on the move" capability.  Although these activities are not directly impacted on the implementation of the "signalling problem", the choices with regards to the migration to ETCS and Traffic Management do have an impact.  These capabilities have to be implemented with the other Control Programme funded activities in order to provide an integrated railways.
The scenarios in this workshop will address the need to "think outside of the box" with regards to these issues as part of the basic task to identify requirements and to begin the process of defining a Migration Strategy for implementing ETCS and TM while integrating these activities into phases in which this capability can be delivered incrementally along with the rest of the routes rail service capability.  The objectives if to allow rail services to proceed with minimal disruptions.
The Workshop will use a scenario to illustrate these points with the participants and to therefore to help the participants prepare themselves for the upcoming challenges with regards to Route upgrade programmes.
This event will be of interest to anyone interested in the capture and development of requirements for complex systems including project managers, designers, operators, engineering managers and sponsors. Participants at this event will leave with a clear picture of good practice in this area and of the gaps between this and their own organisation's practice.
Registration for the event will start at 09:00 with the opening address by Dr Markus Montigel, President IRSE, commencing at 09:30.  The event will close at 16:00.

This event is available to IRSE and INCOSE members at £115 + VAT and non-members at £130 + VAT

Scroll to the bottom of the page to Book Online - Places are limited to 50.  If you do not have a login to the IRSE website, please do so now by clicking for an efficient booking process.  (Please use the latest Internet Explorer browser).

Cornwall Capacity Enabling Project (CCEP)09/04/2019 19:00Plymouth
CCEP. This acronym refers to a recently commissioned project, Cornwall Capacity Enabling Project, which covers 19 miles between Truro and Hayle. The paper is the Cornwall Capacity Improvements to allow GWR to run a thirty-minute service through Cornwall. It saw the modernisation of 7 level crossings and the provision of additional signal sections on the Cornwall main line. The speakers will be Paul Mundy (Network Rail), Dave Helliwell (Amey) and Andy Scarisbrick (Atkins). Refreshments will be served from 7pm, with the lecture beginning at 7.30pm.
IRSE Midland and North Western Section Annual General Meeting and Ian Mitchell – a career in railway R&D09/04/2019 17:15Derby
If you wish to nominate any person for a position on the committee, please write to me, including a seconder for your proposal, and a written acceptance by the nominee. Please find a form for this purpose below. Completed forms must be received by Friday 29th March 2019. If there are more nominations than vacancies, a vote will be taken at the AGM, for which the nominee should be present. Should you require additional information please contact me as below. Yours sincerely Bill Redfern Hon. Secretary Email: Tel: 0161 219 0161
UKRRIN LogoUKRRIN Lecture Series Digitising the Railway09/04/2019 15:00Birmingham
Hear from Professor Clive Roberts who will give an overview of the Centre, its capabilities and future research activities. There will be an opportunity to engage with some of the BCRRE’s lead researchers on their current projects, and industry leaders on their vision of the digital future of UK rail. We will also take time to explore BCRRE’s world-class facilities. For more information or to register click here:
Visit to MIRA, Nuneaton09/04/2019 15:00Nuneaton

Ever wondered what goes on at MIRA? This IRSE London and South East technical visit will find out.

The event is limited to 19 places so we will not be using event bright.

Register for this event by emailing the LSE email address at before Friday 29th March 2019. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Further details will be provided to those that express an interest.

Western section logo*Meeting Postponed*03/04/2019 18:00Swindon
Postponed until May 9th - new details to follow soon
IRSE YorkYork Section Annual Dinner21/03/2019 19:00York
The 2019 Dinner will be held at the National Railway Museum, York on Thursday 21 March 2019 at 1900 for 1930 and is generously sponsored by Siemens.
IRSE and rail industry members are invited to bring their partners, guests and friends to join the IRSE York section for an enjoyable evening and to raise funds for the Railway Children charity.
The Guest of Honour will be Rob McIntosh, Network Rail's Route Managing Director for the East Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and the eastern TransPennine routes, a senior industry figure with a strong local connection.
Tickets are available at £50 per head, with tables of 10 bookable in whole or in part.
Full details can be found in the notice below or at Any enquiries should be made to Ian Moore on
2019 Younger Members AGM / York ROC Technical Visit21/03/2019 13:00York
As well as this exciting opportunity, we are also offering half price tickets to the York section annual IRSE dinner to those who attend the afternoon session. The dinner is taking place on the 21st March at the National Railway Museum at 19:00 with Rob McIntosh – NR Route Managing Director LNE and Scotland as the keynote speaker. The cost to attend the dinner is normally £50 but we can offer the chance to attend for £25. Numbers are limited to 20 so it will be done on a first come first served basis.
If you have any queries, please get in touch with us at

To book onto this event please follow this link to EventBrite: or just search for IRSE Younger Members at
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