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The programme is five days long and takes place over two weeks:

  • 14 – 15 May – live virtual on Microsoft Teams
  • 21 – 23 May* – in person at IET Stevenage: Futures Place, UK

*Please note it is not possibly to join virtually on these days.

Day one - Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Live virtual

Requirements, constraints, benefits and needs of railway infrastructure

09:00 Teams opens
09:05 Housekeeping
09:10 Chair welcome and icebreaker
09:25 Keynote
10:20 Break
10:35 Electric railway systems in common use
11:30 Break
11:45 Systems Thinking - Invest time to define the whole system and the project requirements
12:40 Lunch
13:40 Modelling and Simulation of Traction Power Systems
14:35 Break
14:50 UK Railway Interoperability legislation and standards
15:45 Break
16:00 Project engineering major electrification projects
16:55 Chair close day
Day two - Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Live virtual

Electrification infrastructure design (AC and DC Railways)

09:05 Teams opens
09:10 Chair welcome
09:15 DC Contact System
10:10 Break
10:25 Electrification system testing
11:20 Break
11:35 Stray current and civil infrastructure protection
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Compatibility between railway electrical systems – methodology and examples
14:25 Break
14:40 DC Contact Systems (3rd and 4th rail)
15:35 Break
15:50 Operation of Adjacent AC DC railways
16:45 Chair close day
Day three - Tuesday, 21 May 2024

In person, Stevenage

Systems Engineering and Earthing

08:45 Registration
09:05 Housekeeping
09:10 Chair welcome
09:15 AC 25kV 50Hz electrification supply design
10:10 Break
10:25 Overhead line equipment design and pantograph interface
11:20 Break
11:35 Integrated protection and control
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Review of electrical clearances and legal requirements for electrification
14:25 Break
14:40 Workshop 1: Charting the course
16:40 Chair close day
Day four - Wednesday, 22 May 2024

In person, Stevenage

Electrification system testing and other technologies

08:55 Registration
09:00 Housekeeping
09:10 Chair welcome 
09:15 Earthing design and integration – principles
10:10 Break
10:25 Earthing at TNO feeder stations
11:20 Break
11:35 EMC
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Static frequency convertors
14:25 Break
14:40 Workshop 2: Drilling down to details
16:40 Chair close day
Day five - Thursday, 23 May 2024

In person with optional technical visit

Electrification Infrastructure - DC Railways and Systems Engineering

09:10 Registration
09:25 Chairman welcome
09:30 Workshop 3: Electrification designs unveiled and cross-examined in the review station
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Technical visit, London (optional)
15:30 Informal drinks with the IET Rail Technical Network

Technical visit

The REIS technical visit will take place on the afternoon of the 23 May 2024 in London (location to be confirmed).

The morning session on this day will be held at IET Stevenage: Futures Place and we will travel as a group to the visit. A train ticket for return travel from Stevenage to the technical visit will be provided.

The course will end following the visit, depending on your onward travel plans, it is optional to travel back to Stevenage.  

*Please note places on the technical visit are limited, and you must select to attend when completing your registration for the course.