IRSE News September 2019

September's IRSE News is now available online.  

This month looks from past to future, featuring articles on the signalling system at Southend Pier's heritage railway — and a look into the future which considers the vital role of both people and technology in meeting the challenges of traffic management

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Signal & Telecommunications Volunteer Technician of the Year Award 2019

Nominations close 15th September

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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Delivering Change through Intelligent Traffic Management

First Presidential Programme Event

1st October, London, UK

Andy Bourne of Arcadis will deliver this lecture on delivering change through intelligent traffic management.

For full details click below:

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One place remaining!

12th October, Derby, UK

Minor Railway Section Signalling Maintenance & Inspection Technical 2 Day Workshop

Workshop for those working on minor railways covering a wide range of subjects of interest to both newcomers and the more experienced. 

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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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Future Communications Systems

Presidential Programme Event

7th November, London, UK

As an industry we all need to challenge our approach to future delivery and embrace widely used concepts such as common shared networks, secure industrial clouds and move towards standardised mainline and metro communication offerings, with primary aims being safety, quality of service, affordability and keeping pace with our travelling customers' growing demands.

For full details click below.

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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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Scottish Section Technical paper: Waterloo Incident

4th September, Glasgow, UK

A technical paper entitled entitled 'Waterloo Incident' will be presented by the IRSE Scottish Section. This event is open to members and non-members with an interest in railway signalling and telecommunications.

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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, but you might also be interested in the Great Cockrow Railway event on 28th September featured below.

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Rail Safety & Communications Technology

11th September, Dublin, IE

Chris Donovan, Transportation Enterprise Europe Manager, Alcatel Lucent will present a technical paper looking at connecting railway systems and subsystems with technology that supports passengers, employees, and services. Free and open to all members and non-members.

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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

Mark Morris and Carine Marin will be presenting on HS2 asset management, command, control and signalling.

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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, a buffet lunch, opportunities to visit the signal boxes and potentially a chance to pull a lever or two!

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