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 26 May 2022

RCEA Hybrid Seminar


Reconstruction of Birmingham University Station


George Smith, Section Engineer, Volkerfitzpatrick

Sean Dirrane, Sub-agent, Volkerfitzpatrick

Edward Carstairs, Civil Engineer, Mott MacDonald


Thursday 26 May 2022 , 18:00 - 19:15


WSP Birmingham Office, The Mailbox Level 2, 100 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RT and Online

Booking Link:

Click here


Annual General Meeting

RCEA Annual General Meeting

Subject: Annual General Meeting
Chair: Jonathan Buttery
Date-Time: 28 April 2022
Venue: In Person at One Great George Street and Online


RCEA Members see AGM archive for papers: AGM archive


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

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:









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


RCEA: Events

Spring 2022

  • 31 March - Railway Overhead Electrification

Other RCEA Events