IRSE News

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

This month’s edition contains articles on:

·         A fresh look at Britain’s signalling principles

 

·         Educating the next generation of railway communications and control engineers

 

·         IP speaker-based public address for safety system roll-out

 

·         How to live stream an event

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

 

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, sponsored by Westemo and Siemens.

All aspects of railway communications, including lineside fibre optic networks, future train radio communications and the latest telecoms innovations will be explored.

Click here for more information and to book your place for this free event.

 

Scottish Section Technical Paper and Annual Dinner 2019

8 Nov 2018, Glasgow: Technical Paper (jointly held with IMechE): 'Challenging Times' and Scottish Section Annual Dinner

Andy Mellors, Managing Director, South Western Railway, will examine the economic and wider societal benefits that the rail industry delivers.  Click here for more information.

 

 

CAFEO 36 conference

12-14 November, Singapore: Engineering Rail Connectivity and Fostering Excellence in Engineering Education

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) is hosting the 36th edition of the Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO).

This is a significant event in the ASEAN Connectivity 2025 Master Plan and aligns CAFEO 36 around the two distinct themes in the title: Engineering Rail Connectivity; and Fostering Excellence in Engineering Education.

IRSE members can register for a preferred rate.  Click here for more information and to book your place. 

Singapore Section Technical Meeting

27 Nov 2018, Singapore

Developing specifications and defining performance standards for the unmanned railway by Robert Lord Cooke of the Land Transport Authority, Singapore.

Click here for more information

CBTC Conference

29-30 November, Toronto, Canada

The third “CBTC and Beyond” conference sponsored by Alstom, Gannett Fleming, Wabtec Railway Electronics, Hatch, Parsons, Green Aspect, WSP and CBTC Solutions is open for registration.

Click here for more information about the conference.

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

4 December, London, UK: Automatic Train Operation

Two papers will be presented exploring the application of ATO on Thameslink and Crossrail in the UK.  This event will be live-streamed.

Click here for more information

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

7 February 2019, Darmstadt, Germany: Automatic Train Operation

Two papers will be presented on the subjects of The Internet of Railway Things and Cyber-Security.

Click here for more information

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

14 March 2019, Brisbane, Australia

The Presidential Programme Technical Paper will be presented at the Australasian Section 2019 AGM and Technical Meeting.  This event will be live-streamed.

Click here for more information

ASPECT 2019

22-25 October 2019, Delft, The Netherlands: Call for papers!

The call for papers deadline date for ASPECT 2019 has now been extended until Friday 30 November 2018.

The conference takes place from 22 to 24 October 2019 with technical visits available on 25 October 2019.

Click here for more information and updates regarding the conference and call for papers.

The following items will be of interest principally to members in the UK

 

Western Section

07 November, Chippenham

Debate: The Digital Railway – Do We Know What It Is Yet? Click here for more information.

Midland and North Western Section

13 November, Milton Keynes

Technical paper: Tubular stretcher bars. Click here to find out more.

York and North East Section

15 November, York

Technical Paper: What follows GMSR?  Click here for further details.

 

London and South East Section

29 November, London

Technical visit to Heathrow FULLY BOOKED.

And in December

Western Section

05 December, Bristol

Subject TBC.  Click here for a little more information.

 

York and North East Section

06 December, York

Ian Puckrin will present a technical paper entitled: Signal Maintenance in the 21st Century.  More information can be found here.

 

Midland and North West Section

11 December, Derby

The technical paper to be presented is entitled:  Innovations in the era of Industry 4.0.  Further details may be found here.

 

And in January 2019

 

Midlands and North Western Section

 

15 January 2019, Chester

From Modular to Low Cost Digital Ready – The North Wales Coast Story.

For more information click here.

 

York and the North East Section

 

17 January 2019, York

High Capacity System Principles and Seamless Transition to CBTC.  For more information click here.

 

London and South East Section

 

24 January 2019, London

The Application of Digital Technologies on Thameslink.  For more information click here.

 

The following items are advance information of luncheons and dinners for 2019 so that you can save the date.

York Section Annual Dinner 2019

To be held at the National Railway Museum, York, on 21 March 2019. For more information, click here.

IRSE Annual Dinner 2019

To be held at The Savoy, London, on 26 April 2019. For more information, click here.

IRSE Members’ Annual Luncheon 2019

To be held at the Union Jack Club, London, on 12 June 2019. For more information, click here.

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