Enhancing the professional standing of those directly involved in the safe and reliable operations of the railways.

Membership of CIRO gives you professional affiliation and recognition. It also offers access to a great network of professional expertise, professional development opportunities and industry endorsed qualifications.

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Value Proposition Statement

As a member of CIRO you are part of the only professional institution with focus and specialism across the whole railway system. Membership of CIRO signals your credibility and belonging to the most capable and informed network in a global industry. It facilitates access to a wealth of resources and professional knowledge, CPD opportunities and enables you to contribute to positive change within the sector.


Helpful People

Get in touch with the right people to help you with our FREE industry Mentoring Scheme. Could you benefit from being mentored by the industry’s finest?



Learning Opportunities

Our flexible academic programme in Railway Operations Management has been developed by industry experts and offers certificate, diploma and degree level qualifications.



Behind the Scenes

Attend FREE events near you including driving simulators, depot visits, leading industry speakers, company visits and social events.



Professional Development

Access FREE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities, FREE CPD recording and attend our learning conferences. Find out more about our online learning


CIRO Membership is open to…

Anyone working in, or associated with, any part of the railway industry worldwide and people outside the industry who wish to prepare for a career in it.

Our current membership is drawn from a wide range of companies including: freight & passenger operators, light rail & metro/urban systems, rolling stock & infrastructure providers, infrastructure renewal & maintenance companies and heritage railways, as well as the monitoring, regulatory, consumer and safety bodies/authorities.

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