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About us

Our Mission

The Permanent Way Institution provides technical knowledge, advice and support to all those engaged in rail infrastructure systems worldwide.

Membership is open to anyone who is either actively involved in the rail industry, retired or just has a general interest in rail infrastructure engineering.

Apprentices and students are paticularly welcome. 

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• Membership Professional registration / On-line CPD tool / Personal & professional development / Experience & expertise through our member network / Reduced prices at our popular practical technical seminars / Reduced prices for track engineering text books

• Technical Hub Infrastructure knowhow / Seminar presentations and videos / Technical forums / Technical Journal / Text books / Industry papers

• Networking 200 technical meetings a year in the UK / Sharing of best practice meetings for corporate members / Technical Board for corporate members / Assured of a ‘PWI’ welcome in the UK, Australia, South Africa & Malaysia

• Corporate membership Opportunity to participate in cross industry Technical Board* / Sharing of best practice through Corporate Member networking sessions / Access to PWI technical expertise / Hosting of industry briefings / Free places at all PWI technical seminars* / Access to PWI on-line CPD tool* / Promotion opportunities at PWI events / Profile on Corporate Members page on website *restrictions may apply

Head over to our membership page to learn more.