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. 



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CBTC Conference

28th - 29th November 2019, Toronto, Canada

CBTC Conference and Technical visit with presentations covering all advanced and communications-based train control solutions.

The key note speaker will be Phil Verster, Metrolinx President and the technical visit will be to Metrolinx’ largest transit expansion, Eglinton Crosstown LRT (CBTC)

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Signal & Telecommunications Volunteer Technician of the Year Award 2019

Nominations close 15th September

Running since 2010, the award is a fantastic way to reward and recognise the work of the many hard-working volunteer engineers and is designed to recognise an individual or a team that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment, on a regular basis, to the practice of S&T engineering on a particular minor railway or in a minor railway context.

We would welcome applications from S&T staff and volunteers aged 16 and over. Entry is completely free, and the award will be presented at the Section’s Autumn technical seminar on Saturday, 16 November.

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IRSE News Survey

Please remember to complete our survey.  It's an invaluable tool to ensure that IRSE News continues to deliver excellent content that meets the needs of our members.

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London Office Closure

1st August 2019

Please note that our London office will be closed today, returning to business as usual on Friday 2nd August.


Crossrail signalling

27th August 2019, Singapore

Crossrail is a new high frequency, high capacity 100km Line running in tunnels under London and connecting to commuter towns in the East and West.

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Tunnelcinema in Weissenstein and the town of Solothurn

6th September, Oberdorf, Switzerland 

This is a German language event.  For full details, click below.

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Technical visit to Fawley Hill railway and museum

8th September, Henley on Thames, UK

This minor railways section event is now FULLY BOOKED.

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York section joint meeting with North Eastern Railway Engineers' Forum

17th September, York, UK

A range of technical papers will be presented including: the Leeds Integrated Master Plan, Managing the risk from railway earthworksNetwork Rail EMC: Upgrading the railway in the North and Hydrogen Powered Trains

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HS2 Presentation

26th September, London, UK

Full details on this London & SE Section event will be published online shortly

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Family day at the Great Cockcrow Railway

28th September, Chertsey UK

The London & SE section has arranged exclusive access for members, friends and family at the Great Cockcrow Railway (GCR).  There will be unlimited train rides, opportunities to visit the signal boxes and potentially a chance to pull a lever or two!

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