IRSE News October 2019

October's IRSE News is now available online.  

In this month's issue, Rod Muttram asks what we have learned 20 years on from the Ladbroke Grove collision in 1999; we consider what 'resilience' means for the Digital Railway and go back to basics to consider the fundamental requirements for a train control system.



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.

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IRSE Professional Exam

5th October, worldwide

The IRSE Exam is being held on 5th October in 16 examination centres across the world.  We wish all candidates sitting the exam the very best of luck.

The IRSE Exam will soon undergo a number of changes. You can find more information about these by clicking below.



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. 


Delivering change through national ERTMS programme

Presidential Programme Event

5th November, Copenhagen, DK

Jens Holst Møller will deliver the second lecture in President George Clark's programme of the theme "delivering change".

All presidential programme lectures will be livestreamed and recorded if you are unable to join us in person.

Future Communications video teaser

Video introduction from George Clark


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.

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CBTC Conference

28th - 29th November, 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)



Delivering CBTC in Hong Kong

Presidential Programme Event

5th December, London, UK

Gordon Lam, Chief Signal Engineer (Ops) at MTR Corporation will deliver this lecture on delivering CBTC in Hong Kong.

All presidential programme lectures will be livestreamed and recorded if you are unable to join us in person



Minor Railway Section Signalling Maintenance & Inspection Technical 2 Day Workshop

12th-13th October, Derby, UK

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



Trans Pennine upgrade presentation

17th October, Manchester, UK

Delivered by Mike Heywood in Manchester organised by the Midland and North Western section


Stammtisch with the Swiss section

22nd October, Olten, CH

Come and enjoy the company of other IRSE members.


York section Short Paper Evening

24th October, York, UK

Including a presentation by Becky Radnage


New technologies - the catalyst for change in the rail industry

24th October, London, UK

Presentation organised by the London & South East section.


Minor Railways Section - 7th bi-annual seminar

16th November, Kidderminster, UK

The section is delighted to be holding the event at the Kidderminster Railway Museum

The theme of this year's event will be “Ten years of innovation, application and progress in Minor Railway Signalling”

Also at the Seminar will be the presentation of this year’s award of the Section's “Minor Railway S & T Technician of the year” award.

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