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Section Details

Chair: Peter Veryard

Vice Chair: Les Fox

Secretary: Lynne Garner

Mob: 07494 753652, e-mail:


Meeting Venues 

Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6DN. Meeting from 16:15 to 17:45 with tea, coffee & biscuits.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings


Section Programme

Thursday 7 January 2021 - Online Meeting

Adverse Weather and Changes to Drainage Policy/Management - Julian Harms, Network Rail

Thursday 25 February 2021 - Online Meeting 

Railway Traction Overhead Line Electrification - Peter Dearman, Dearman Engineering

Thursday March 4 2021 - Online Meeting

Earlestown S&C Renewal: Upgrading the Triangle for the 21st Century - Peter Veryard, Project Engineer, Network Rail

Thursday 1 April 2021 - Online Meeting

Geismar: A worldwide partner that you may not know about - Richard Cradock, Commercial Manager & SHEQ Co-ordinator, Geismar

Thursday 6 May 2021 - Online Meeting

Water-Trak - Solving Low Adhesion Problems in the Rail Industry? - John Cooke, Director, CoCatalyst UK

Thursday 3 June 2021 - Online Meeting

Young Professionals Talk - Lilian Ateng, Fahad Munir, Lee Ratchford & Heather Campbell

POSTPONED - new date TBA - PWI Social Event at County Hotel, 9 Botchergate, Carlisle

Annual Intersection Quiz - Teams will be taking part from Cheshire & North Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lancaster Barrow & Carlisle, Manchester & Liverpool and North East sections. Date dependent on COVID restrictions being relaxed.

Thursday 2 September 2021 - Online

Design and construction of recent ballastless projects - Barnaby Temple, Rhomberg Sersa

Thursday 7 October 2021 - Crewe

Major refurbishment of Traeth Mawr Timber Trestle Viaduct - Carl Baker, CEM, AmcoGiffen

Thursday 2 December 2021 - Online Meeting

Peel Ports (Port of Liverpool) – Track Remodelling for Port Expansion & Sustainable Biomass - Jon Hayes, Engineering Design Manager & Les Fox, Principal PWay Engineer, Central Rail Systems Alliance (CRSA)

Thursday 6 January 2022 - Online Meeting

Track Worker Safety and PWI Presidential Address - Nick Millington, Safety Task Force Leader, Network Rail and President, PWI 

Thursday 3 February 2022 - Online Meeting

Details TBC

Thursday 3 March 2022 - Online TBA

Details TBC

Thursday 7 April 2022 - Crewe/Online TBA

Details TBC

Thursday 5 May 2022 - Crewe/Online TBA

Details TBC

Thursday 2 June 2022 - Crewe/Online TBA

Details TBC