Railway Division North Eastern Centre

The 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 Centre organises a range of events including presentations, papers, lectures and discussion forums on 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. We will also have some technical visits.

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

Our events are a mixture of in-person and virtual, rotating around the principal railway centres in the North East of England, i.e. Leeds, York, Doncaster, Darlington, Sheffield and Newcastle, with the objective of broadening access.

If you like this programme, tell your friends and colleagues. If not, please tell us, or even better, join us.


Most of our meetings start at 1830.  Some events start at different times, for example, visits or joint meetings with other organisations.


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.

What to do next

Come along to one of our events listed below and tell us what you'd like to hear about - 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.  You can register for all of them at www.ticketsource.co.uk/imeche-rd-ne-centre

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 April 2024 18:00 to 20:30
    Firth Court, Sheffield University - Sheffield
    Professor Fletcher will speak about the joint Sheffield University and Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB) project to investigate track circuit and train detection vulnerability to rail/wheel contamination (leaves, rust, grease), leading to signalling failures. He will describe the laboratory and field testing carried out as part of the project. Preceded by Centre AGM.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 May 2024 18:30 to 20:00
    Regent Hotel - Doncaster
    Lecture on some of the investigation techniques utilised by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch
    Industry: Railway
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