Professional home
for the Railway Civil Engineer 

Sharing and advancing knowledge, the RCEA and its members seek to enhance people's lives as a Civil Engineer.


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Next RCEA Event:

Crossrail West

and the use of BIM

26th May at the Institution of Civil Engineers


Next YRCE Event:

History of London's Railway Tunnels

8th June at Arcadis Offices, Victoria, London



We are launching the Young Railway Civil Engineers' section of the RCEA focusing on the under 35 up-and-coming engieers who form the future of the industry. See our news article for more.

Latest Industry News

Transport Skills Strategy

The Government released an outline strategy for significant investment in apprenticeships in the rail industry over the course of the next parliament.

Here at the RCEA we will be supporting this with a new drive for a Young Members section and by reviewing our membership options and CPD support to entrants into the industry.

Government weblink announcement here


Welcome to the Railway Civil Engineers’ Association, promoting the benefits which railway civil engineers can bring to our world with a fast, comfortable, safe and sustainable means of transport. Please see About Us or Promotional Brochure.

If you are not yet a member, you are welcome to attend one of our meetings and of course to apply to join the Association - please use the Online Application Form on this site or Downloadable PDF Form.

Membership allows access to a wealth of information in the ‘Members Area’ and the opportunity to attend site visits both in the UK and overseas. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Lawrie Quinn, RCEA Chair

RCEA: Who We Are

The RCEA exists to foster continuing professional development and we are an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

We work closely with different disciplines, through the Railway Engineering Forum and other industry organisations (see Links), to develop coherent strategies for the UK rail network including training and development of engineers at all levels.


  • We are launching the Young Railway Civil Engineers' section of the RCEA focusing on knowledge sharing, learning and development between members of our association and the railway industry.

    See our news article for more.

  • Our News Feed is now run through our LinkedIn Group - check it out through the icon:

  • We are better representing ourselves and the photos from our trips on Facebook. Please Like our page through the icon

  • We are looking to market our current stock of Member Ties for £5.

    If Members are interested we will operate an honesty box at our meetings, or contact us at


  • 26 May

    Crossrail West Stations

    17:30 for 18:00 Start @ ICE

  • 8 June

    History of Londons TUnnels

    8th June, 18:00 @ Arcadis, Victoria, London

  • 16 Jun

    Sitie Visit

    Old Oak Common

  • Events

    Find all our events on our Events Page