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PWI Membership

Welcome to the exciting world of the rail industry and the Permanent Way Institution.

The PWI is the professional technical engineering institution for anyone wanting the opportunity to gain and share technical knowledge about all aspects of the permanent way and associated infrastructure.

It offers practical information for members working on site as well as informing about the application of leading- edge technology and techniques.

All types of rail system are included from light rail to heavy haul freight; from dense suburban networks to high speed.

We offer Individual and Corporate Membership.


Did you know that we also offer Professional Registration?

As the rail industry’s dedicated infrastructure engineering technical institution, the PWI is committed to ensuring that its process for professional registration adds value to the applicant, their employer and ultimately the rail industry. 

Find out more here.