Institution of Railway Operators

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Institution of Railway Operators
Iro-logo.jpg
Formation2000[1]
FounderRichard Morris
TypeRailway Operations Professional Association
Professional title
Railway Operations Professional
HeadquartersThe Moat House,
133 Newport Road,
Stafford,
ST16 2EZ[2]
Region served
Worldwide
ServicesProfessional Accreditation,
Education & Development,
Library
Membership
6000+ (June 2017)
Key people
Alex Hynes, Chair[3]
Fiona Tordoff, CEO[4]
Websiterailwayoperators.co.uk

The Institution of Railway Operators, known more usually as the IRO was launched in 2000, is an international organisation, active throughout the world. It is the professional body for all those engaged or interested in railway operations and its allied disciplines. It exists for its members and the rail industry as a whole.[5][6]

Corporate member companies[edit]

Most of the current train and freight operating companies in the UK fall into this category. Also included is the Heritage Railway Association.[7]

Local sections[edit]

The IRO has a number of local sections in a number of countries. Internationally, there are sections in:

In the U.K.:

There is also a Young Operators section specialised for young people working on the national network and the Railway Engineers Forum (REF) which is a multi-disciplinary body drawn from Professional Institutions with strong railway interests.[20]

Membership grades[edit]

Membership grade is dependent on the individual member's experience and / or formal qualification.

  • Affiliate Member
  • Associate Member (awarded the post-nominal letters AIRO)
  • Member (awarded the post-nominal letters MIRO)
  • Fellow (awarded the post-nominal letters FIRO)

Headquarters[edit]

The headquarters of the IRO is located in Stafford, West Midlands.[21]

IRO Learning & Development[edit]

The IRO has its own section for learning and development, and provides a means of competence certification for personnel undertaking work in the railway operations sector. The IRO promotes Learning & Development through Continuing Professional Development, the Mentoring Scheme and Academic Courses. The IRO aims to provide a focus for raising standards through the use of Short Courses in a bespoke training portfolio and longer courses to educate Railway Operations Management to Certificate, Diploma and Degree level.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Institution of Railway Operators". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Contact the IRO". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "The IRO Team". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Home". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "About the Institution of Railway Operators". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Corporate Members". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  8. ^ "International Membership". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Australia". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  10. ^ "International Membership". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  11. ^ "International Membership". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  12. ^ "International Membership". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  13. ^ "IRO Events in Ireland". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  14. ^ "IRO Events in the Midlands". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  15. ^ "IRO Events in the North East". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  16. ^ "IRO Events in the North West". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  17. ^ "IRO Events in Scotland". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  18. ^ "IRO Events in the South East". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  19. ^ "IRO Events in the South West". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  20. ^ "REF events (Rail Engineers' Forum)". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  21. ^ "Contact the IRO". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  22. ^ "Learning & Development". The Institution of Railway Operators. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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