Chartered Institution of Railway Operators has released dates for its highly anticipated learning conference.

The two-day event, offering over 30 hours of learning and development content, will be held on 14 and 15 June. CIRO is able to offer this incredible free resource thanks to the continued support of its corporate members.

The Rail Ops 2022 event is being held virtually and members will be able to develop their knowledge in the 13 areas of CIRO’s professional operator’s development tool, POD. It is also open to non-members and is a great opportunity for industry players to learn about the benefits of a CIRO membership.

An impressive line-up of top industry experts is due to be released imminently with speakers covering a multitude of topics to help delegates with their ongoing professional development.

There will be various specialist rooms created online where guests will find a wealth of useful resources and be able to speak to various industry experts.

Topics to be covered include: Incident & Emergency Management, Performance Management, Delivering Passenger & Freight Services, Managing Safety, Delivering Customer Services, Operational Planning & Timetabling, Train Movement Control Systems, Rolling Stock & Fleet Management, Railway Engineering Maintenance & Renewals Management, People & Change, Railway Organisations Business Context, and Finance & Investment Planning.

CIRO CEO Fiona Tordoff said: “Professional development is at the forefront of the Chartered Institute of Railway Operators’ priorities. We’ve been working on creating tools and assets to help the industry progress for over two decades. Hosting a free learning event for the industry to help everyone understand all aspects of the railway system is important to us as we seek to improve access and remove barriers to learning for all, regardless of position or experience. Those working on their development already and those who are new or considering joining CIRO are equally welcome.”

To register for the Rail Ops Conference 2022, visit