International Railway Safety Council


Welcome to the International Railway Safety Council 2018 website. The conference is being held in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland, from 21st to 26th October 2018. The website provides all of the information on what is the most important annual conference on railway safety and promises to be an exciting programme including Stakeholder Meetings; Plenary Sessions; Technical Visits; Partners’ Programme; and social events. The website has all of the information on the conference including the link to registration.

BACKGROUND

The IRSC was founded in 1990 and both the CRR and Iarnród Éireann have for many years been regular attendees at the annual conferences. The IRSC provides a forum for an in-depth exchange of experience and lessons for improving railway safety and is exclusively devoted to railway safety issues.

Participants include:

Conference Theme

The theme for IRSC 2018 is an Organisational Culture that values Safety, and it is anticipated that speakers at the Plenary Sessions will present papers on the three sub-themes for the conference:

1. The important relationship between organisational culture and safety outcomes;
2. Lessons learnt as a result of accidents arising from organisational failure;
3. Organisational initiatives and innovations to improve railway safety.


Social events

The Partners programme will include visits to Wicklow, also known as the garden of Ireland, and a walking tour of historical Dublin

The IRSC 2018 Welcome reception will be held in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, the Gala Dinner will be take place in the splendid medieval Christ Church Cathedral in the heart of Dublin and a farewell event will be a traditional Irish evening at the Merry Ploughboy Pub.

On Tuesday 23rd Oct, The Irish Railway Records Society will opens its doors to any IRSC delegate who wishes to visit their library at their premises at Heuston train station from 18.00pm onwards. Information on how to get to Heuston Station will be provided in your welcome pack. If you are interested in visiting the library please express you interest to irsc2018@advantagegroup.ie


Technical Visits

The technical tour on Thursday 25th October will provide an opportunity for delegates to travel by train to Belfast to visit the Translink (Northern Ireland Railways) Adelaide depot and driver training facility and the Railway Preservation Society’s museum and workshops at Whitehead, Co. Antrim. In the afternoon, a visit to the Titanic Museum will be a special feature of this tour.……………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………On Friday 26th October delegates will have a choice of technical visits: (A) a special trip on the new LUAS Cross City extension of the Dublin Light Rail system to the Hamilton depot at Broombridge; OR (B) a visit to two Irish Rail – Iarnród Éireann engineering facilities at Portlaoise – the Laoise Traincare Depot and the Permanent Way Depot at Conniberry.


We look forward to greeting you with in the traditional Irish way with Céad Míle Fáilte – a hundred thousand welcomes to IRSC 2018 in Dublin.


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