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Section Details

Chair: Thomas Utley

Vice Chair: Michael Brain

Secretary: Sean Tarrant

mob: 07764 429211, e-mail:


Meeting Venues 

Transport for London, Ground Floor, Palestra House197 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ Opposite Southwark tube station. Click here for map.

Transport for London, 5 Endeavour Square, Stratford, London, E20 1JN.

RSSB, The Helicon, 1 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB - Meeting from 17:15 for 17:30 start.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings


Section Programme 

Wednesday 13 January 2021 - Online Meeting

The Challenges of Maintaining a High speed Railway - Dr Sin Sin Hsu, Principal Track Engineer, HS1

Thursday 28 January 2021 - Online Workshop

PWI Routes to Professional Registration - Paul Ebbutt, PWI Development Officer, South

Monday 8 February 2021 - Online Meeting

Northern Line Extension - Nick Miller, Project Engineer, NLE Tunnels, Shafts and Linewide, TfL

Wednesday 10 March 2021 - Online Meeting

Barking Riverside Extension - David Mansfield, Programme Engineering Manager, London Overground Projects         

Wednesday 14 April 2021 - Online Meeting

Techs Factor Competition - papers from Richard Stengel, Flavia Giurca and Morgan Fouracre 

Wednesday 12 May - Online Meeting

London Section Quiz 

Monday 7 June 2021 - Online Meeting

Bank Station Upgrade - William Millar Smith, Project Engineer, TfL and Section AGM

Monday 13 September 2021 - Online Meeting

Presidential Address - Nick Millington, President, PWI

Monday 18 October 2021 - RSSB, The Helicon, London

Cardiff Valley Lines Electrification - Nick Rowe and Simon Warren, Amey

Monday 8 November 2021 - Online Meeting

Achilles Programme - Dr Kevin Briggs, University of Bath and Dr Fleur Loveridge, University of Leeds

Monday 6 December 2021 - RSSB, The Helicon, London

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - Andy Savage, Railway Heritage Trust and Past President, PWI

Monday 12 January 2022 - Online Meeting

DLR upgrade - Zoe Wormald, TfL

Wednesday 9 February 2022 - Online Meeting

Details TBC N.B. This meeting will now take place online and not in-person as originally planned.

Monday 7 March 2022 - RSSB, The Helicon London

Integrated Track Team - Chrisma Jain and Amy Pearce, TfL

Wednesday 6 April 2022 - RSSB, The Helicon, London

Techs Factor Competition

Monday 9 May 2022 - RSSB, The Helicon, London

Manchester Metro - Jen McKinney, Amey

Wednesday 8 June 2022 - RSSB, The Helicon, London

Positives + negatives of railway electrification - John Dolan, Consultant and PWI Fellow