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Section Details

Chair: David Woods

Secretary: Richard Wells

mob: 07817 302652, e-mail:


Meeting Venue

Manchester Metropolitan University, Room E0.05, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD at 12:30 for 13:00 start.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings  


Section Programme

Thursday 17 September 2020 - Online Meeting

A Surveying and Gauging Overview (Steve Griffiths, Survey Manager and Paul Bull, Gauging Engineer, Network Rail)

Thursday 15 October 2020 - Online Meeting

Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade - Miles Platting Line Speed Improvements (Richard Wells, Associate Specialist Director, Tony Gee & Partners)

Thursday 19 November 2020 - Online Meeting

Traction Decarbonisation (Steven Hart, Lead Strategic Manager, Network Rail)

Thursday 17 December 2020 - CANCELLED

Young Achievers Presentations – 6 min (Pecha Kucha style) presentations packed full of content from a variety of young engineers (Contact Richard Wells if you would like to be a presenter)

Thursday 21 January 2021 - Online Meeting

Digital Solutions for Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management (Kasia Fedyk & Magda Wilczek, Mott MacDonald)

Thursday 18 February 2021 - Online Meeting

Above us only wires (AshleighTurner, Gareth Morgan & Martin O'Connor, North West Route, Network Rail)

Thursday 18 March 2021 - Online Meeting

Etihad Rail Project UAE (Dave Parry and Guests, WSP)

Thursday 15 April 2021 - Online Meeting

Avanti Rail LSP (Rob Cummings, Avanti)

Saturday 12 June 2021 - 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.

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - Technical Seminar

PWI North West Technical Seminar - Hit the North. Booking now open!