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Section Details

Chair: Greig McMillan

Secretary: Angus MacGregor

mob: 07775 544509, e-mail:


Meeting Venue

WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX. All meetings start at 17.30, with sandwiches, tea/coffee available from 17.00.

Please arrange to be at the building no later than 17:15 as building security is not available after this time and you may not be able to gain entry. A networking reception will take place after the presentation.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings


Section Programme

Wednesday 20 January 2021 - Online Meeting

Digital Signal Sighting Cadder HST Depot - Cillin Farrell, Arcadis

Wednesday 17 February 2021 - Online Meeting

Modern Track Geometry Installation - Paul Coyne, Babcock International

Wednesday 17 March 2021 - Online Meeting

Bridge over the River Dulnain and onwards to Granton on Spey - Ian Stanworth & Mike Tough, Strathspey Railway & Section AGM

Thursday 18 March 2021 - Online Meeting

REF Future of Rail Presentations Competition

Wednesday 21 April 2021 - Online Meeting

BIM - Chris Conroy, RSA, Arcadis

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Online Meeting

Readypower: Developing programme surety and efficiency - Andy McLaren, Readypower Terrawise

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.

Wednesday 16 June 2021 - Technical Visit

Technical Visit to the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Booking essential as spaces are limited!

***CANCELLED*** Wednesday 15 September 2021 - Online Meeting

Mk2 HPSS - Mark Jackson, Programme Engineering Manager, Technical Services, Network Rail

Wednesday 22 September 2021 - Online Meeting

Track Bed Stabilisation - David Maxwell, Regional Manager and John Allsop, Engineering Director, Van-Elle

Wednesday 20 October 2021 - Online Meeting

Odense Light Rail: System construction challenges - Bastiaan Dronkert & Donald Sutherland, WSP

Wednesday 17 November 2021 - Online Meeting

Tubular Track, a Modular Ballastless Track System - Freek Shaw and Craig Tengstrom, Tubular Track (Pty) Ltd

Wednesday 15 December 2021 - Online Meeting

High-Output Trackside Drainage Remediation - Lynda Gray, Business Development Manager, Balfour Beatty

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 

PWI Scotland Technical Seminar - Electrification: delivering the business case. Booking now open!