IRSE News

You can read the September edition of IRSE NEWS online – click here to view it (you will need to log-in).

This month’s edition contains articles on:

·      This year’s convention in Switzerland

·      Achieving high levels of signalling system availability

·      Key token signalling with a 21st century twist

·      Do we need to enhance our train protection?

·      Past lives of Stanley Hall, Frank Rayers and Bob Woodhead

You can also see all previous editions on on the recent issues and archive pages on the IRSE website.

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

14 September, Paris, France: Big Data for Railway Applications

September’s Presidential Programme meeting consists of two papers:

There will be a paper on the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to railway signalling, and a practical demonstration of a 3D modelled environment.

Click here for more information.

Please note that attendees other than members of the IRSE French Section must register in advance to attend the event, by email to irsefrenchsection@gmail.com

CBTC Concepts, Standards & Architectures Webinar

28 September

The Railway Academy and IRSE India Section are collaborating on a webinar on CBTC concepts, standards and architectures.  Please note that this event is being run by the Rail Academy. Click here for more information.

IRSE Professional Examination

5/6 October, World wide

157 candidates have registered to sit the 2018 IRSE Professional Examination at 16 exam centres across the world.

Good luck to all candidates and thank you to all our volunteers who are supporting the examination this year. Click here for more information about the exam.

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

26 October, Zurich, Switzerland: How to innovate on the railway and The location and Control of Railway Assets in SmartRail 4.0

This meeting comprises of two papers, both exploring the subject of innovation on railways. The first considers the basic mechanisms of innovation in the train control and communications field and explores its potential future. The second gives an outline of the core principles of the Smartrail 4.0 project of SBB, which aims at fundamentally changing train control.

Click here for more information

Younger Members’ Annual Seminar and Technical Visit

1-2 November, Birmingham, UK: Communication

This year the Younger Member’s will be hosting their annual seminar on the theme of Communications.

All aspects of railway communications, from lineside fibre optic networks to traffic management systems, station CCTV and passenger information will be explored.

Click here for more information and to book your place.

CBTC Conference

29-30 November, Toronto, Canada Call for papers

The call for papers for the third “CBTC and Beyond” conference sponsored by Alstom, Gannett Fleming, Hatch, Green Aspect and CBTC Solutions continues.  Please submit your abstract by 28 September.

Registration for the conference will open on 3 September.

Click here for more information about the conference and how to submit abstracts.

ASPECT 2019

22-25 October, Delft, The Netherlands: Save the date and call for papers coming soon

The call for papers for ASPECT 2019 will be launched in October.

Click here for more information as it appears about the conference and call for papers.

Railway Safety and Control Systems Course (MSc / PGDip / PGCert)

As announced in July/August IRSE News, The University of Birmingham in Collaboration with the University of York, UK are running a Post Graduate (PG) Diploma (Dip) Railway Safety and Control Systems (RSCS) Communications and Control Pathway starting in September 2018.

For more information visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/msc-rail-risk or click here

The following items will be of interest principally to members in Europe, including UK

Lime Street Completed

Midlands & North Western Section, 8 September, Manchester (UK). For more information, click here.

North Eastern Railway Engineers’ Forum

York Section, 8 September, Manchester (UK).  For more information, click here.

Informal Dinner

Swiss Section, 19 September, Berlin (Germany). An informal dinner for members during the InnoTrans railway trade fair. Click here for more information.

Cable testing workshop CANCELLED

Minor Railways Section, 22/23 September, Derby (UK). Unfortunately cancelled, for more information, please contact mailto:mrsvisits@irse.org.

Valise: the Video Balise

London & South East Section, 27 September, London (UK). Pre-registration required by 23 September. For more information, click here.

And in October:

How to change at Crewe? 16 October. For more information, click here.

Technical visit to Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway 20 October. For more information, click here.

Visit to RAIB Derby 23 October. For more information, click here.

Future Railway Mobile Communication Systems 25 October. Pre-registration will be required. For more information, click here.