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  • Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 15:00-16:00
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A Railway Journey – The Career of Billy Gilpin

Billy Gilpin is one of Ireland’s most experienced Public Transport managers. Having spent over 40 years working in the Railway with some time working on the Buses in Translink as well, he has gained a wealth of experience. In this Webinar Billy speaks about his career, with his beginnings in Belfast with Translink to where he is now as the Director, Railway Undertaking at Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail.

Along the way he has had a variety of roles from Station Manager, Crew Manger, Employee Relations Manager and beyond including some time working with Serco in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he played an important part in the expansion and development of the North South High Speed Railway.

Billy has been the Director, Railway Undertaking at Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail since 2019 and has played a pivotal role in helping develop key strategies and planning for future investment in the company’s strategic plans to 2027 and beyond.

After Billy’s talk there will some questions put to him that will pre-submitted by IRO members. If you would like to ask Billy a question please e-mail in advance to


We look forward to seeing you at the event!

IRO Irish Area Council

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Added on the website on June 30, 2021