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133 Newport Road
ST16 2EZ
United Kingdom

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.


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Rail in Wales and the West - Session 3 Feature Premium

Rail in Wales and the West - Session 3

Rolling stock developments in Wales – Andrew Gainsbury, Rolling Stock Manager, Transport for Wales. Operational skillsets – Rachel Heath, Council Chair for the Midlands, Institution of Railway Operators. Public services on heritage railways - Is there a role for heritage railways in meeting the transport needs of Wales and the West of England? - Chris Austin, Secretary, All Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail

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Rail in the North of England Conference Session 3

Welcome to the final session of the Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club's online Rail in the North of England conference. Today we welcome speakers from Merseytravel, TransPennine Express and Eversholt Rail.

Passenger Experience award - Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2020

This category comprises entries focused on making journeys better for passengers, whether that’s through better information, an improved on-board experience or better customer service. The shortlisted entries are introduced by category sponsor the Institution of Railway Operators