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Section Details

Chair: David Woods

Secretary: Richard Wells

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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 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 - Ashleigh Turner, Gareth Morgan & Martin O'Connor, North West Route, Network Rail

Thursday 18 March 2021 - Online Meeting

Etihad Rail Project UAE - Simon Fitzer, Kevin Man & Alex Torevell, WSP

Thursday 15 April 2021 - Online Meeting

Keeping on track with Geosynthetics - Peter Stevens, Terram Geosynthetics, part of Berry Global

Thursday 17 June 2021 - Online Meeting

Railway Structure Derailment Risk Assessment: Guidance for Track Engineers  - Mark Stowell, Track Team Leader, Systra

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 16 September 2021 - Online Meeting

Cryogenic Railhead Cleaning - Dr Joe Lanigan, University of Sheffield and Rob Cummings, Northern Railway

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - Technical Seminar

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

**CANCELLED** - Thursday 21 October 2021 - Online Meeting

Net zero carbon and TRU: Exploring the challenges of carbon reduction on permanent way - Paul Thomas, TRU Carbon Manager

TBC November 2021 - Online Meeting

Details TBC

Thursday 16 December 2021 - Online Meeting

Details TBC