What we offer
Discounted subscription rate for your first year of membership: £45
Includes full personal membership for one year, and 12 copies of Modern Railways magazine.
Terms and Conditions:
1. Valid until 31st July 2017.
2. Open to new applicants only (must not have been a member in past 5 years).
3. Discount applies to first year of membership only; thereafter full annual rate payable.
4. Application form must be completed in full, either for online application or copy submitted by post.
5. Offer applies to UK addresses only.
Welcome to the Railway Study Association
The Railway Study Association provides a forum for the exchange of experience, knowledge and opinion on issues relating to all aspects of the railway industry.
Our membership is drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, embracing operations, engineering, business planning, project management, marketing and consultancy - to mention but a few.
We seek to achieve our objectives by arranging a variety of meetings, ranging from formal lectures followed by a question and answer session to seminars, in which higher levels of personal participation are possible.
There are also visits to railway sites and installations and study tours, both in the UK and abroad. Forthcoming events are featured on other sections of this website.
An important feature of all our activities is the opportunity they offer participants to meet and share experiences with other members of the railway community. This informal networking is one of the most effective ways to drive personal and professional development.
The Railway Study Association offers both individual and corporate membership packages, details of which can be found
We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Monday 8 May 2017
This year's Annual Celebration will take place on Monday 8 May at the Paddington Hilton Hotel, 146 Praed Street, London, W2 1EE, starting at 18:30 with pre-Dinner drinks and networking, and entry to the main room for the dinner and speeches around 19:30 This year's keynote speaker is Chairman of Network Rail and noted raconteur Sir Peter Hendy. He will be hosted by Karen Boswell, our President and Managing Director for Hitatchi Rail Europe. To book your place at what should be a fantastic evening, please return the applicable form which can be downloaded below. The application deadline is Friday 14 April.
Tuesday 16 May 2017 - London
David Horne, Managing Director at Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC). David joined VTEC when the new franchise started in March 2015, having previously spent 3 years as Managing Director at East Midlands Trains. Please note change of time and venue: This talk will start at the later time of 1830 at the Woolfson Theatre, London School of Economics.
Wednesday 17 May 2017 - Birmingham
Steve Armstrong, Transformation Director, Route Services at Network Rail will speak about providing efficient and effective business services. Steve is responsible for a major transformation programme to create a new internal services business. The function provides IT, procurement, logistics, supply chain, engineering and shared business services across the Network Rail group, with over 3,000 staff and a turnover in excess of £1bn.
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