RSA Events

September 2019
Road Safety Audit - Principles and Good Practice - LondonBook Now
Start Date:19/09/2019 09:00
End Date:19/09/2019 17:00
Event Code:PTRC0629
Description:In 2016 1,792 people died in traffic accidents in Great Britain, a 4% increase from 2015. Although Great Britain is one of the best performing countries in the world when it comes to road safety, there are still improvements that can be made to reduce the number of deaths and injuries occurring on our roads.

Programme and Booking Form

Please find further course/programme details and booking form here.

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT


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National Transport Policy and Investment - the next 20 yearsBook Now
Start Date:19/09/2019 18:00
End Date:19/09/2019 19:30
Event Code:SR0479

When: 19 September 17:30 (for 18:00) - 19:30
Where: Glasgow Caledonian University, Hamish Wood Building, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA   

Meeting Point: Main Entrance

Speakers: Paul Junik and Laurence Kenney, Transport Scotland  

This joint CIHT/ICE/CILT evening talk will provide the opportunity to hear from Transport Scotland on the development of the draft National Transport Strategy (NTS2) which was published for a 12 week consultation on the 31st July. The presentation will also cover the work so far on the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review to identify strategic transport interventions that will help contribute towards delivery of the future vision for transport and outcomes set out in the NTS.

Refreshments will be provided

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: SR0479

This venue has wheelchair access

Fully Booked - Visit to GWR Swindon Control CentreBook Now
Start Date:23/09/2019 14:00
End Date:23/09/2019 16:00
Event Code:RSF0045

When: 23 September 13:45 (for 14:00) - 16:00
Where: Western House, 1 Holbrook Way, Swindon SN1 1BD
Meeting Point: Western House

The visit is to the Great Western Control Room at Swindon where they regulate the service and deal with all kinds of service perturbations such as infrastracture and rolling stock failures.

Book online now or send your completed booking form to Membership Services at or Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: RSF0045

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

This venue has wheelchair access

October 2019
Study visit to Australia 2019Book Now
Start Date:13/10/2019 09:00
End Date:25/10/2019 17:00
Event Code:RSF0027

When: 13 - 25 October 2019 
Where: Sydney and MelbourneAustralia

Grow your status as a global rail guru with the CILT RSF Australia visit

Apply for a place by 22nd February with just a £200 non-refundable deposit – only 50 places are available for this riveting railway visit!

From only £1730 to £2,270 (Travel to and from Australia not included) – don’t miss this special event!

The Railway Study Forum has put together a breath-taking programme of stimulating, scintillating and exhilarating events from across the transport spectrum of Australia, between the 13 and 25 October 2019.

The study visit enables key knowledge transfers about rail, road, maritime and logistics in Australia, in an action-packed way. Enjoy the visit alongside International railway experts from all disciplines – a chance in a lifetime – not to be missed! Come one, come all – young, old and everyone in between – only together can we learn and innovate for the next generation of railways.

The visit starts and finishes in Australia, allowing delegates to select their own tailor-made preference for travel and airport of entry.

Highlights of the visit include:  Two topical seminars, New construction for Sydney and Melbourne metros, Hunter Valley Coal Chain in Newcastle, 'Secret Train Tunnels', Barangaroo Delivery Authority, a walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with experts describing its history and maintenance, a tour of the Port of Melbourne, a trip on the Victorian Goldfields Railway, and a drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road.  The trip would not be complete without visiting the largest tram network in the world at Yarra Depot in Melbourne with a special tram tour ending at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Attendance for the full programme will qualify for approx 40 hours CPD.

To find out all you need to know about the visit please click here - *last updated 29/01/2019

To apply for your place on the visit please complete the application form, found here. Once complete please email to

Your application will be acknowledged via email. Final confirmation of your place will follow before the 28 February

January 2020
My Rail Travel Down UnderBook Now
Start Date:08/01/2020 19:30
End Date:08/01/2020 21:00
Event Code:KTG0452

When: 08 January 19:00 (for 19:30) - 21:00
Where: Peter Brett Associates.  10 Ashford Court, 1 Dover place, Ashford TN23 1FB
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Alan Woodcock, Retired Manager from Rail Industry

Alan, a retired Rail Industry Manager with considerable experience and knowledge of the Rail Industry, gives a presentation on his journey from West to East across Australia and North to South on the national rail networks which includes two preserved lines, the Queensland Pioneer Railway, a 3ft 6 in gauge line at Swanbrook (near Ipswich) and the Lake Macquarie Light Railway (at Toronto), a 2ft gauge line ( the locos being formerly used in the Sugar Cane industry) as well as the famous Ghan Railway. There will also be several other interesting and surprising things he came across on his trip including information about the national rail work and how this interrelates with the State networks of varying gauges.

Alan worked in the Rail Industry (public and private sectors) for nearly 40 years, starting his career as a junior booking office clerk at Rainham, ending his railway career in overall management of the York Railway complex in 2005.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: KTG0452

This is a joint event with IRTE/IMI/TWI

This venue has wheelchair access

Spa Valley RailwayBook Now
Start Date:21/01/2020 19:00
End Date:21/01/2020 20:30
Event Code:GTG0367

When: 21 January 2020, 18:30 (for 19:00) - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre , Warwick Crescent, Redhill , Surrey

Speaker: Brian Halford

Presentation on the history and development of the Spa Valley Railway . The Tunbridge Wells to Eridge line ran from the (now) HQ of the Spa Valley Railway at Tunbridge Wells West from 1866 to its closure in 1985. After an amazing effort by members of TWERPS (you'll find out what this means at the meeting), the line was again opened through to Groombridge in August 1997 and finally to Eridge in 2011. Brian will give an illustrated talk on the railway's history from just before closure in 1985 to more recent developments. Whilst this meeting is free a contribution to the speakers cost will be welcome and collected on day

A light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: GTG0367

February 2020
Signal Sighting - Dark Art to Scientific SpecialityBook Now
Start Date:04/02/2020 19:00
End Date:04/02/2020 20:45
Event Code:SG0391
When: 04 February 2020, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:45 
Where: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, LEWES, BN7 2XH

Speaker: Pat Moore, signal sighting specialist for Network Rail Design Delivery

Ever wondered about the thinking behind the railway signals when you are on a train watching them speed by? Our speaker will give a brief “insight” into the sighting of railway signals, the history and factors that have to be considered.

Book online now or send your completed booking form to Membership Services at
or call Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: SG0391

This venue has wheelchair access

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

Open Access Rail OperationsBook Now
Start Date:18/02/2020 19:00
End Date:18/02/2020 20:30
Event Code:GTG0372

When: 18 February, 18:30 (for 19:00) - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey

Speaker: Richard McLean, Managing Director, Grand Central Rail

With the need for the rail industry to deliver for passengers and taxpayers being correctly highlighted as a national priority and many reviews being undertaken as to how to best support this happening, Richard McClean (Managing Director, Grand Central) will talk about how a small, local but fully commercial Open Access train operator can be part of dealing with this challenge.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

Book online now or send your completed booking form to Membership Services at
or Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: GTG0372

This venue has wheelchair access

March 2020
The Light Rail Safety and Standards BoardBook Now
Start Date:17/03/2020 19:00
End Date:17/03/2020 20:30
Event Code:GTG0366

When: 17 March 2020 18:30 (for 19:00) - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Warick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, RH1 1NN
Meeting Point: Foyer

Speaker: Luke Y. Albanese - BA (Hons) MSc CMILT,Director, Albanese Consulting Limited

Based upon his knowledge of the industry and his experience, Luke will present a summary of the work of this newly established, officially sanctioned, industry body, which is developing a consistent and comprehensive approach to light rail system risk management, accident prevention and accident and incident reporting.  The new body will develop an industry set of Light Rail technical and safety standards for existing and new scheme promoters.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code:  GTG0366


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