The July edition of IRSE NEWS is now available online.

This month’s IRSE News features articles on human factors for automation, safety and security for automation and how digital twins can aid predictive maintenance


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Changes to the IRSE Professional Exam

The opportunity to book exam modules for this year is now closed (end June)
The exam date is Saturday 5 October 2019 for all exam centres

The current status of one compulsory module (module 1, safety) and three other optional modules remains in place for October 2020.

Also in October 2020 there will be a new fundamental paper available.

From October 2021 there will be 4 compulsory modules available only - people with current modules will not have to sit all 4 new modules!


Membership Subscriptions

The new membership subscription year begins today.  As online payments are temporarily unavailable, you will shortly receive (if you have not already) an email or letter containing details on how to pay by bank transfer, credit card or cheque.

If you have any queries please email or call the London office on +44 (0)20 7808 1194


Obituary: Professor Ning Bin

1st May 1959 – 14th June 2019

We have been informed of the death of Professor Ning Bin, IRSE Fellow and former President of the Beijing Jaitong University. Tragically, he died in a road traffic accident in Beijing on 14th June. Ning Bin was a highly respected and much liked member of the IRSE, and he was instrumental in the formation of the IRSE China Section in 2016. There will be a full obituary in the September edition of IRSE News


Future Communications Systems

First Presidential Programme Event

18th September, London, UK

Our Presidential Programme begins with as seminar on Future Communications Systems in London later this summer.

For full details click below.

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Reminder: ASPECT 2019

22nd - 24th October 2019, Delft, The Netherlands

Join us for the IRSE's flagship technical convention in October where the theme will be 'Resilience.'

Featuring over fifty papers by technical experts from around the world, ASPECT provides an unrivalled opportunity for learning and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of train control, railway communications and related disciplines. 

For full information, visit the Aspect 2019 microsite

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Trackside Monitoring Systems with Track IQ

25th July, London, UK

Lean about how Track IQ analyse trains as they pass the sites on the mainline allowing defects to be identified long before a service affecting failure.

Pre-registration before 21st July essential!

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Minor Railways Section Signalling Maintenance & Inspection Technical Workshop

12th October, 2019, Derby, UK 

This workshop is open to and aimed at individuals involved with signalling maintenance in the minor railways sector. The two days will cover a wide range of subjects of interest to both newcomers and the more experienced.

Due to the limited number of places available, only applications from individuals currently working on minor railways will be accepted.

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