North East Rail Division Centre

The North East Rail Division Centre’s aim is to provide a relaxed informative forum which enables people to keep abreast of developments within the Rail Industry, expand their network of contacts and explore new interests.

To achieve this, the North East Rail Division Centre organises a varied range of events including presentations, papers, lectures and discussion forums. Our events include a wide variety of topics including local, national and international developments. These events are always of interest and where possible hot off the press and topical.

Our events are open to all – not just people in the Railway Industry.

Last season's exciting topics included: “Update on Rolling Contact Fatigue”, “Gauge changing bogies in Spain” and a discussion on the “Future of High Speed Rail in the UK”


Our events rotate around the three cities of York, Doncaster, Leeds. This is to try and give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.


Our events generally start at 18:30 with refreshments available from 18:00. Note that this is not always the case but any change will be noted on our website and promotional material.

Events are held in the second week of the month (September to April) on either a Tuesday or Wednesday. Again this is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.


The North Eastern Centre committee consists of a mixture of working and retired people from different areas across the Rail Industry. We all have one common passion – to share and drive the engineering developments within the Railway Industry.


Come along to one of our events listed below.

If you would like any further information or would like to make a suggestion for a future events then please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or phone. Click here for contact details.

Please also get in touch if you would like to be added to our email list to receive information on up and coming events.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the near future.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 May 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Newcastle Mining Institute - Newcastle upon Tyne
    A five-year project to refurbish the Tyne and Wear Metrocars was completed last year. The Metrocars are now over 35 years old, and a significant amount of modernisation work has gone into improving passengers' perceptions of the vehicles. Louise Shaw, Engineering Director of DB Regio Tyne & Wear, will talk about the scope of the ¾-life refurbishment, including the work undertaken at Wabtec Doncaster, in the context of the rejuvenation of the Tyne and Wear Metro since 2010.
    Industry: Railway
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