About the IRSC

The International Railway Safety Council’s (IRSC) annual meeting is a forum that brings together rail safety professionals from around the globe in order to exchange information and provide experiences and lessons for improving rail safety and is exclusively devoted to rail safety issues.

The IRSC meets annually, generally in October or November. The first IRSC annual meeting was held in 1990, as a result of a joint Japan Rail East (JRE) and Japan Railway Union (JREU) management initiative.

They had been discussing safety issues related to their company and decided to look for new perspectives on safety from overseas experts. The meeting was a great success and has developed since then into an annual international conference.

The diverse mix of rail safety experts who attend results in many thought provoking and challenging ideas, as well as an in-depth understanding of a range of problems, which are useful reference tools for any of the participants.

The IRSC now makes a significant contribution to the ongoing improvement of rail safety management and performance around the world.

The diverse mix of rail safety experts who attend results in many thought provoking and challenging ideas, as well as an in-depth understanding of a range of problems, which are useful reference tools for any of the participants.

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  • The International Railway​ Safety Council​ Core Group comprises key organisations and people who provide a high-level policy and steering group to plan the future direction of the IRSC.
  • You can find a copy of our charter here , a link to the website for our next conference here and our contact details here.
  • The development of this website has been sponsored by our partners RSSB and the University of Huddersfield Institute of Railway Research.
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