REF News & Resources

  • IET is currently seeking papers for its 7th Railway Condition Monitoring Conference taking place 27-28 September 2016 in Birmingham.

    The PWI/UEEIV 2016 Technical Conference on Fixed Track Forms for High Speed Lines is scheduled for 11 October in Manchester. More details.

    PWI and London Underground will hold their half day seminar Progress on Rail Management Strategy and Improving the Wheel Rail Interface on 20 October and 10 November (both in London). More details.

    Focus – March 2016

    REF Chair Andrew Boagey comments on the DfT’s Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy in the March edition of CILT’s Focus magazine. Click here to read the article.

    Department for Transport 

    The REF fully supports the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy – click here to read our response.

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    Routes into Rail

    The REF is a proud member of Routes into Rail, a sub-group of the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) Industry Promotion Steering Group (IPSG). Routes into Rail aims to promote rail as an exciting career path and increase the pool of talented candidates in the British rail industry. Read more about Routes into Rail on their website and watch their ‘What I’ve Always Wanted’ video below.

    Royal Academy of Engineering

    The Transport Congestion Challenge – getting the most out of the UK’s road and rail networks

    Passenger Rail Franchising

    Update 21 May 2016 – Franchised railway.

    High Speed Rail Industry Leaders

    Poised to deliver – How industry will build our new high speed railway – read the full report here.