REF events. (Rail Engineers' Forum)

Railway Engineers Forum
The Railway Engineers Forum (REF) is a multi-disciplinary body drawn from the Professional Institutions with strong railway interests:


  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Institution of Railway Operators (IRO)
  • Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)
  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • Permanent Way Institution (PWI)
  • Railway Civil Engineers Association (RCEA)
  • Young Railway Professionals (YRP)

The REF publishes a monthly combined events list of the meetings of all the Institutions, where these are of cross disciplinary interest. To see what events are taking place  please click here: Combined Events List

Note: Most Events are free for anyone to attend but some (particularly Conferences, Seminars and Technical Visits) may require pre-registration and payment of a fee. There may also be a limit on numbers. Please enquire from the sponsoring Institution.

Further Details, including the full regional programmes, can be found from the Institution websites.

IET: click on Events and full events listings
IMechE: click on Knowledge, Industries and Specialisms, Railways
INCOSE: click Groups, Railway Interest Group

More information is available on the REF website