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 rail industry endorsed qualifications.

Continue your rail industry development through workshops, seminars, webinars, and conferences. These events can help you enhance your skills and knowledge in various aspects of railway operations. CIRO membership is beneficial for your career progression, demonstrating your commitment to professional growth and adherence to rail industry standards.

By being a member of CIRO, you can contribute to the advancement of the railway operations industry. Your involvement in the organisation’s activities can help shape the future of the railway sector.

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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 railway sector.


Knowledge Sharing

Get in touch with the right people to help you with our FREE rail 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, industry speakers and company visits. Valuable for CIRO members to share knowledge and learn.



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 industry worldwide and people outside the sector who wish to prepare for a career in the rail industry.

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.

Continue your rail industry development and join CIRO today.


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