About the Institution of Railway Operators.

Leading excellence in railway operations

The IRO was launched in 1999 and exists for its members and the rail industry, promoting best practice and representing the interests of railway operators at all levels.

We are a focal point for raising standards through operational training, sharing knowledge and expertise to provide our members with the very best developmental opportunities. We also deliver a range of career enhancing courses tailored specifically to the needs of the industry, all of which lead to internationally recognised qualifications.

Seen as the organisation of choice for those seeking to develop their career within the rail sector, membership of the IRO opens the door to a wealth of professional expertise and networking opportunities.

Our Area Council structure gives geographical ties to the Institution plus events, talks and visits to support and promote the professional development programme.

Only by working with our members, students and the wider rail community can we continually develop the courses and support required in driving forward industry standards and leading the way as custodians of best practice in rail operations.


Meet our team