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Chair: Sid Lewis

Secretary: Phil Kirkland

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Meeting Venue

Newcastle College Rail Academy, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0JP, from 15:45 with light refreshments for a 16:00 start. 

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Section Programme

Tuesday 10th September 2019 - Felling, Gateshead

The use of Polymers and Geocells to repair and strengthen railway subgrade and formation (Phil Kirkland, Head of Maintenance Delivery, Nexus and PWI Vice President North England)

Tuesday 12th November 2019 - Felling, Gateshead

Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme - Overhead Line Electrification (Mark Churchill, Principle OLE, Amey Consulting)

Tuesday 4th February 2020 - Felling, Gateshead 

Aspects of Railway Safety (Chris Hext, Director Safety, Powerlines Group)

Tuesday 7th April 2020 - Felling, Gateshead

Mechanised Maintenance Update (Tim Stafford, Robel (UK) Ltd) & Presidential Visit, Joan Heery, President, PWI)

Tuesday 9th June 2020 - Felling, Gateshead

Edinburgh to Glasgow Electrification (Mark Churchill, Principle OLE Engineer, Amey Consulting)

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

Tuesday 8th September 2020 - Felling, Gateshead

Metro Bridge Replacements (Grant Wellford & Duncan Manning, Nexus Renewals Team)

Tuesday 10th November 2020 - Felling, Gateshead

The Work of Rhomberg Sersa (Carl Garrud, Director, Rhomberg Sersa (UK) Ltd)