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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RCEA Membership                                      

Our Members are from the whole of the railway industry, both heavy and light rail, from client organisations, consultants, contractors and suppliers. Your specific knowledge and experience will be valued and you will have the opportunity to share it with colleagues from elsewhere in the industry both at formal meetings and during informal discussions.

Membership is open to professional engineers in Great Britain and Ireland who hold positions with significant responsibility for the development, design, construction or maintenance of infrastructure for railway operations.

We are keen to welcome younger members who have an enthusiasm and interest in railway civil engineering with a Student / Graduate Membership grade!

Apply directly Online or Download a pdf application form and send it to us at the ICE. Once you are a member, you will be sent a temporary password to access the membership areas of this site.


Benefits of RCEA Membership

There are many benefits to an RCEA membership. Please browse our website to understand the full range of what we have to offer, but the key benefits for joining are:

►  Free access to all our programme of presentations and meetings on current projects, future planning, railway management and industry issues;

►  Develop a broader understanding of rail integration and 21st Century transport needs;

►  The regular chance to meet colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with potential innovative solutions for your problems;

►  Opportunities to meet leading political and engineering figures in the transport industry at our Parliamentary Reception and other events;

►  Visits to a wide range of large railway projects and construction sites;

►  Access to the professional resources in the RCEA Members Area, including a back catalog of content;

►  Continuing Professional Development for engineers at all stages of their career;

►  Attendance certificates for CPD logs, valuable for those on a formal training scheme;

►  Engagement with other leading rail industry bodies and associations.

We actively welcome new members and want to promote the opportunities by linking a wider engineering community, all the more reason to join.


For all of the above and more, our annual membership fees are:

►  £52 for Ordinary Members

►  £25 for Young Professional Members on an approved ICE training scheme

►  £15 for Retired Members

►  £5 ICE Student Members / Apprentices on a formal scheme

This provides significant value to anyone with a professional interest in railway civil engineering.


Lapsed Members

Lapsed individual members can renew via MYICE until the end of September.

Please note if you are also a lapsed or resigned ICE member you will not be able to do so and will need to contact the subs team on 020 7665 2227/