The Association exists to foster continuing professional development and the exchange of knowledge and experience between railway engineers by way of meetings, technical papers, site visits to engineering works and discussions about railway engineering. Our areas of interest not only include heavy rail, but also Metros, London Underground and light rail.
The RCEA was founded in 1921 and has evolved to keep pace with changes in the UK’s railway industry.
In 1997 the Association reconstituted itself, broadened membership and became an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers. This has enabled us to serve the needs of engineers in the new railway industry which has emerged from the privatisation of British Railways into Railtrack, and then with the creation of Network Rail in 2004.
We work closely with other engineering disciplines through the Railway Engineering Forum and Young Railway Professionals to develop coherent strategies for the UK rail network and to foster training and development of engineers at all levels.
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There are many other ways to connect with us including through this website. Please Contact Us if you have any queries. We also have a presence on social media to keep in contact with our members, encourage discussions and connections; and promote our events and other activities. Click the icons to access our sites.
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