IRSE News October 2019

November's IRSE News is now available online.  

In this month's issue, Andy Bourne discusses Delivering change in traffic management systems, this year's first Presidential Programme paper. Paul Darlington considers the impact of Wi-Fi 6 and ERTMS Hybrid Level 3 is discussed in a collaborative paper from the International Technical Committee 



Delivering change through the Danish ERTMS programme

5th November, Copenhagen, DK

Delivering change isn't just about technology - success comes with a holistic approach.  Hear from the project's Chief Engineer.

Jens Holst Møller will deliver the second lecture in President George Clark's programme. 


Future Communications video teaser

Video introduction from George Clark


Future Communications Systems

Presidential Programme Webinar

7th November, Online, Worldwide

The IRSE’s first webinar. 

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.



CBTC and Beyond Conference

28th - 29th November, Toronto, Canada


Now in its fourth year, the CBTC and Beyond conference provides a forum for industry experts and young professionals to come together and exchange the latest achievements and lessons learned in the industry.

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)



Full Presidential Programme

Click here to download the full Presidential Programme of events through to March 2020.



New Zealand: New Generation, New Approach

1st November, Wellington, NZ

A full day conference on Friday 1st November and half day technical visit on Saturday 2nd November organised by the Australasian Section. In conjunction there is also  a two day optional tour to the Kaikoura earthquake recovery zone on 3rd and 4th November.


The Waterloo Incident - Technical Paper

6th November 2019, Chippenham, UK

Richard Brown from the RAIB will present their findings from the report, look at similarities to previous accidents and offer some views on what the rail industry must do to avoid similar or worse events in the future.


IRSE Irish Section Annual Dinner

9th November 2019, Limerick, IE

This year we are delighted to have Jim Meade, Chief Executive Iarnród Éireann as our guest speaker. Click here for more information, including the form to book your place / table.


Scottish section lecture: November 2019

14 Nov 2019, Glasgow, UK

November IRSE lecture by Daniel Woodland of Ricardo Rail and IRSE Senior Vice President. Click here for more information.


IRSE Scottish Section Annual Dinner 2019

14 Nov 2019, Glasgow, UK

With thanks to Thales for their support for this year's event, the IRSE Scottish section are pleased to announced that the annual dinner will take place on Thursday 14th November 2019. Click here for more information and for booking forms to reserve your place or table.
14 November 2019


Technical visit to Chemin de fer du Kaeserberg

14 Nov 2019, Fribourg, CH

A technical visit to the Chemin de fer du Kaeserberg. This event will be held in German.


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.


RETB Upgrade

20 Nov 2019, Derby, UK

Midland and North Western Section technical paper with Lee Clinton presenting a paper on the RETB upgrade project. Click here for more details.


Brighton Main Line Resignalling

28 Nov 2019, London, UK

London and South East Section. Paul Percival AMIRSE, Network Rail and Anil Rana FIRSE, Network Rail will talk through the challenges and works on the Brighton Main Line resignalling project. Click here for further details including how to register for your free place.