Remember me | Forgotten password?

Section Details

Chair: Peter Veryard

Vice Chair: Les Fox

Secretary: Lynne Garner

Mob: 07494 753652, e-mail:

Secretary: Alastair Roberts

Mob: 07768 210480, e-mail:


Meeting Venues 

The Town Crier Inn, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AE. Meeting from 18:15 for light refreshments for a 18:30 start.

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 5th September 2019 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Electrification Schemes: Technical, Delivery and Authorisation Challenges (John Fry, Technical Head E&P, Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail)

Thursday 3rd October 2019 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Building & Operation of the Thai Burma Railway during WW2 (Les Fox, Atkins)

Thursday 7th November 2019 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Level Crossings - Suitable and Sufficient Risk Assessments (Andrew Allen, Senior Engineer, Aegis)

Thursday 5th December 2019 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Infrastructure: A System of Parts (Roy Hickman, Senior Consultant, Fugro & PWI Vice President, North West England)

Thursday 6th February 2020 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Northern Powerhouse Rail: Delivering a Vision (Tim Wood, Rail Director, Northern Powerhouse Rail)

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Acton Grange Junction Design & Construction Challenges & Lessons Learnt (Chris O'Keefe, Network Rail)

Thursday 7th May 2020 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Timetable Planning (Rob Cummings, Seasonal Performance Improvement Manager, Northern Rail)

Thursday 4th June 2020 - Crewe Arms Hotel, Cheshire

Design & Construction of Wigan Springs Branch Traincare Depot (Richard Thornton, VolkerRail & Les Fox, Atkins)

Saturday 13th June 2020 - County Hotel, 9 Botchergate, Carlisle

Annual Intersection Quiz - with teams taking part from Edinburgh, Manchester & Liverpool, Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle, North East, Cheshire & North Wales and Glasgow Sections