Railway Division North Eastern Centre

The Railway Division North Eastern 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 Railway Division North Eastern 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.

Highlights of last season's programme were papers on 'Hydrogen powered Trains';'Operation and Maintenance of LNER's new Azuma fleet'together with 'Academic support for the Railway Industry'-the latter at Huddersfield Universtiy .


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

In 2021 
 our meetings will start at 1800  with refreshments at 1730 .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 generally held in the second week of the month (September to May) on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 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
    17 November 2020 17:30 to 20:00
    David Shirres talks to us about decarbonisation of railway Transport
    Industry: Railway
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