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Permanent Way Engineering Training Courses

PROGRAMME AIM

The aim of the programme is to give delegates an understanding of the principles of the theory and practice of track engineering in the UK. It is comprised of three modules and involves 100 hours of taught study.  The modules are progressive in nature and commence with Module 1 which gives a basic understanding of track engineering and its theory and context; Module 2 focuses upon track design for projects and enhancements. In Module 3, the study becomes more strategic and delivery oriented with advanced asset management techniques and applications. 

These courses are aimed at newly qualified and experienced engineers and will give delegates the knowledge and skills needed for professionals in track engineering. 

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MODULE 1 - PROGRAMME LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Provides a detailed introduction to track engineering, its theory and context by developing a knowledge of track, its interfaces with other rail infrastructure, design of railway lines and systems, operations, maintenance, and an introduction to key rail engineering features and concepts. This is a 3 day course aimed at newly qualified entrants who have recently joined the industry.

MODULE 2 - PROGRAMME LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Further develops the knowledge gained in Module 1 and provides a deep understanding of practical design application and enhancement, including track design theory of plain line and switches and crossings, components and configurations, route evaluation, trackbed design, layouts, innovations and life extension. This 3 day course is suitable for practising engineers with a minimum of 3 years’ railway track experience.

MODULE 3PROGRAMME LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Provides a deep understanding of UK track renewal planning, plain line, S&C, existing and future methods, rail renewal scenarios and optioneering and learning from accidents. Understand advanced technical rail management issues, rail sustainability and strategic track asset management.  This is a four day course.

MODULE 1 & 2

These two modules can be taken in the same week with an overlapping Wednesday. This is an intense 5 day course and is only suitable for practising engineers with a minimum of 3 years’ railway track experience.  These module courses are next running in Derby in June 2018.  Spaces are limited, so please contact secretary@thepwi.org if you are interested in attending.


Enquiries

Kate Hatwell at secretary@thepwi.org
Brian Counter at technicaldirector@thepwi.org