Professional home for the Railway Civil Engineer


We hold up to twenty events per year, the mainstay of which are around ten evening meetings open to RCEA Members and the general railway engineering fraternity to share industry knowledge through presentations, Q&A and within a less formal social setting afterwards. Please note that depending on the event we may levy a charge on non-RCEA members who attend - this increases the benefits of becoming a member if you aren't already!

Evening Meetings are usually arranged for the last Thursday of each month (occasionally altered to suit holiday periods). We have two seasons with Spring (January to June) and Autumn (September to December). There are both London events (information and directions) at the Institution of Civil Engineers and regional events across the country from time to time. If you have been to some and benefitted, please consider joining us to get future updates and the most from our association.

Other events such as Site Visits, International Trips and Parliamentary Receptions are arranged on a bespoke basis and are open to members only - another great reason to join!

For details of all our previous events see our Public Events History or check out our full archive in the Members Area.


Event Booking

Please use the following link to access the event booking links for our activites on the ICE website:


ICE Website  l  RCEA Events


Below are the details of our upcoming events for the next few months:

Thursday 28 October 2021

RCEA Seminar


The Role of 507 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (Railway Infrastructure)


Major Alex Hamilton, Officer Commanding 507 STRE (British Army)


Thursday 28 October 2021 , 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Online
Booking Link:

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Thursday 25 November 2021

RCEA Seminar


Luton Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART)


Stephen Pettifer, Senior Design Manager - Volkerfitzpatrick

Ian Hackman, Associate Director - Tony Gee & Partners

Richard Scantlebury, Director of Major Projects - Hewson Consulting Engineers

With introduction by Mark Pritchard, Head of Design Management for Civils Division, Volkerfitzpatrick


Thursday 25 November 2021 , 18:30 - 19:30

Venue: Hybrid - Online and In Person at Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
Booking Link:

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2nd December 2021



RCEA Christmas Event


1921-2021 – Members’ Recollections and Celebration

Date-Time: Friday 9 December 2021, 18:15 - 21:00
Venue: In person at the Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA (Members only) and Online (Members and non-members)
Booking link: Click here


Join the RCEA

We hope you enjoy our events sessions. If you are not a member and are interested in joining the association please apply through the below weblink:









Annual General Meeting

RCEA Annual General Meeting

Subject: Annual General Meeting
Chair: Jonathan Buttery
Date-Time: 29th April 2021
Venue: Online


RCEA Members see AGM archive for papers: AGM archive


This follows the RCEA AGM Seminar which is free to RCEA Members

RCEA: Events

Autumn 2021

  • 25 November - Luton Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART)

Other RCEA Events