Membership – Benefits. Join today!

Enhancing the professional standing of those directly involved in the safe and reliable operations of the railways.

Membership of the IRO gives you professional affiliation and recognition. It also offers access to a great network of professional expertise, professional development opportunities and industry endorsed qualifications.

The benefits of membership are far-ranging, and as a member  you can get access to helpful people, behind the scenes events, learning opportunities and professional development.  See below find out more…


IRO Mentoring SchemeHelpful People

Get in touch with the right people to help you with our FREE industry Mentoring Scheme.

Do you think you could benefit from being mentored by the industry’s finest?

Click here to find out more about the scheme.


IRO South East Area visit to Farringdon CrossrailBehind the Scenes

Attend FREE events near you including driving simulators, depot visits, leading industry speakers, company visits and social events.

Click here to see what’s on in your area.

IRO GCU GraduatesLearning Opportunities

Our flexible academic certificate, diploma and degree courses in Railway Operations Management have been developed by industry experts.

Click here to find out more.


IRO Morning Seminar - 19th June 2015Professional Development

Access FREE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities, FREE CPD recording and attend our learning conferences.

Our new online learning website, has also been launched. Click here to access online courses that can be studied anytime, anywhere.

IRO Membership is open to…

Anyone working in, or associated with, any part of the railway industry worldwide and people outside the industry who wish to prepare for a career in it.

Our current membership is drawn from a wide range of companies including: freight & passenger operators, light rail & metro/urban systems, rolling stock & infrastructure providers, infrastructure renewal & maintenance companies and heritage railways, as well as the monitoring, regulatory, consumer, and safety bodies/authorities.