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  1. Licensing
  2. Membership
  3. Qualifications & Careers
  4. Publications & Resources
  5. Get Involved
  6. News

Protecting the safety of all those who travel and work on railway systems worldwide


The IRSE is the professional institution for all those engaged in or associated with railway signalling and telecommunications, train control, traffic management and allied professions.

Find out more about the IRSE

IRSE office update:

The IRSE London office remains closed at this time, working to UK government recommendations and guidance.  Please look at our contact pages for the appropriate email / phone number for you to contact us on.  Thank you for your patience while we are working remotely.

Please note that the IRSE virtual office will be closed, with all staff on annual leave, from the evening of Friday 18 December 2020 until the morning of Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Dr Daniel Woodland is President for 2020-21

Our Presidential team have been appointed for 2020-21: Dr Daniel Woodland is our new President, supported by Ian Bridges (Senior Vice President) and Andy Knight (Junior Vice President).  Watch Daniel's Presidential address, the first IRSE President to deliver his inaugural speech by video, about his plans for 2020-21 on the theme The Challenges of Change in Complex CCS Systems.  Details of other members of our Council can be found on our "Governance" page.

Join the IRSE today, for regular informative events, opportunities to meet industry colleagues around the world, support for your development as an engineer, and a monthly magazine packed with news and useful articles.
Find out how to join (rates from as little as £81, or £40 if you are a student). Take a look at one of our monthly magazines to see what you could be reading. Check out our calendar of events around the world See how the IRSE has helped the career and development of members.