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:

17th September 2019

RCEA York Informal Discussion


To coincide with the RCEA co-sponsored North East Railway Forum meeting on ‘Rail in the North East – Meeting the Challenges’ we have arranged for a guided tour of the National Railway Museum in York for RCEA members beforehand.

This will provide an insight into the current workings of the museum, some of the key exhibits and how they are maintained. The tour will be lead by the Director, Judith McNicol, to provide a personal insights into the world famous museum and its collection.

Speaker: Judith McNicol
Date-Time: 17th September 2019 13:00
Venue: Starre in the City, York


Event Booking Link

Please note to book on to the NEREF link below as well.

Event Flyer



RCEA Sponsored Event


The 2019 North Eastern Railway Engineers' Forum takes place on 17th September 2019. The Forum is an annual event with the objective of bringing together railway engineers from all the principal railway engineering disciplines across the North East & Yorkshire.

It is sponsored by the railway engineering professional bodies (ICE, IMechE, IET, IRSE, PWI, RCEA). There are usually four presentations relating to various disciplines and focussed on projects in the north east. The 2018 Forum had 135 attendees.

This year’s event will be at the National Railway Museum in York starting 1730 for 1800

Speaker: Various
Date-Time: 17th September 2019 17:30
Venue: National Railway Museum, York


Email to register - the event is free of charge


26th September 2019

RCEA London Informal Discussion


Sustainable development and use of tunnels and underground space


Speaker: Prof. Colin Eddie, FREng MD CECL-Global
Date-Time: 26th September 2019 18:00, tea & coffee from 17:30
Venue: Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, ICE, London


Event Booking Link

28th September 2019

RCEA Site Visit


Severn Valley Railway Visit

Speaker: Various
Date-Time: 28th September 2019 ALL DAY
Venue: Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster


Event Booking Link

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:









24th October 2019

RCEA London Informal Discussion


Digital Drainage


Speaker: Gavin Jessamy, Aine Dogget-Brookes
Date-Time: 24th October 2019 18:00, tea & coffee from 17:30
Venue: Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, ICE, London
April 2020 AGM Seminar

RCEA London AGM Seminar


East-West Rail Technical Seminar (Provisional)

Speaker: TBC
Date-Time: 30th April 2020 14:00
Venue: ICE, London
30th April 2020

RCEA Annual General Meeting

Subject: Annual General Meeting
Chair: TBC
Date-Time: 30th April 2019 TBC
Venue: Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, ICE, London


RCEA Members see AGM archive for papers: AGM archive


To be followed by a RCEA Informal Discussion:

RCEA: Events


Autumn 2019

  • 17th Sept - NRM Director Talk, York
  • 17th Sept - NERF: Rail in the North East - Meeting the Challenge
  • 26th Sept - Underground Spaces to Transport People and Freight
  • 28th Sept - Severn Valley Visit, SVR
  • 24th Oct - Digital Design & Drainage
  • 28th Nov - Gatwick Station Project
  • 5th Dec - CHRISTMAS LECTURE: Lord Adonis

Spring 2019

Coming soon...

Other RCEA Events