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IRSE Bulletin – January 2022

Posted on 2022-01-02 23:16:24

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IRSE News January 2022

January’s IRSE News is now available online.  

As well as the latest news from the Institution and Local Sections, this month features articles on the Minor Railways Section’s Biennial Technical Seminar, reusable signal code and a data driven digital approach to systems implementation.  

It includes Rajendra Jadhav and Vishram Nandedkar’s paper on Leveraging Machine Vision from our presidential lecture series.  If you missed this live presentation, you can view it on the IRSE Vimeo channel here.read online

A showcase of transportation systems in Thailand

Presidential Programme Event

*14 January 2021, online

In this special edition of the presidential lecture series, ‘the age of the intelligent railway’, experts from the Thailand signalling community share exclusive insights into the current and future plans for the Thai rail network.

From monorails to mix-mode signalling systems, these presentations show the variety and scale of rail projects in Thailand.

To cater to the global nature of the IRSE and make the most of new technology this content will be delivered using an innovative new method.

*The presentations will be released for on demand viewing at your leisure from 3rd January 2022 before a live virtual Q&A is held with the presenters at 11:00 (UTC) on 14 January 2022.register for live Q&Aview available presentations

IRSE International Technical Seminar & Exhibition 2022

24 Feb 2022, New Delhi, India 

A seminar & exhibition to explore and understand the challenges and successes of the global signalling and communications industry and how India has played its part.

Scheduled dates are:
Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th February 2022more info

E-learning for Non Technical Skills (NTS)

In the December 2021 IRSE News Peter Williams wrote about Non-Technical Skills and how they can be introduced in Signal Engineering to mitigate risks and errors in our technical tasks.

A suite of seven eLearning modules is being produced by Network Rail, of which 4 are published internally and the remainder are expected to be published in January.

Network Rail has also agreed to make the modules available to the whole Signal Engineering community, and encourages engagement with them.

A further update on this will be provided in the February eBulletin with links to the eLearning via the IRSE website.

New Year, new objectives…

As we start 2022 many of us will be making new year resolutions, thinking about our career plans and setting ourselves objectives for the year.  

If you have been a member of the IRSE for a number of years you may not have thought about whether your membership grade best reflects the position you are now at in your career.  The Membership & Registration Team would like to this opportunity to encourage you all to reflect on this and consider applying to transfer to a different membership grade.  

There is information on the IRSE website to help you understand the requirements for each grade here and a useful flowchart explaining membership routes here.

Please contact the Membership & Registration Team at membership@irse.org if you have any queries.  It may be useful to send a copy of your up-to-date CV when you contact us.

Application forms are available here Please contact us if you have any questions about the process. 

The testing challenges of transferring Manchester ROC

12 January 2022, 17:15-18:30 (UTC); online

Presenting a technical presentation on the Testing challenges, the ultimate successful work bank of Commissioning plus, the future plans for MROC. Click for more details.more info

Signalling systems around the world: Finland

19 January 2022, 16:00-17:00 (UTC); online

The younger members section are excited to announce that the fifth presentation in the series will take place in 2022.

Presented by Lauri Aarnio, a Team Leader at a Finnish company – Proxion, he will present the principles of conventional signalling in Finland. 

If you’ve missed any presentations in this series, they are available on the IRSE Vimeo Channel heremore info

Future Radio Mobile Communication System (FRMCS)​

27 January 2022, 18:00-20:00 (UTC); online

Dan Mandoc, FIRSE, was Professional Head of Telecommunications for Network Rail for six years. He was UIC ERIG Chairman, dealing with the GSM-R Specifications, and closely associated with the development of the system to replace of GSM-R, known as the Future Radio Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), since its inception. He is now Head of FRMCS at the Union Internationale des Chemins de fer (UIC – International Union of Railways) and leading the project. Click for more details.more info


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