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Section Details

Chair: Jeremy Smith

Secretary: Richard Antliff

mob: 07804 329497, e-mail: richard.antliff@gmail.com

Meeting Venue

Network Rail’s Davidson House Offices, Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EU from 17:00 for 17:45

Unless otherwise notified, the Thames Valley Section technical meetings will be held in Network Rail’s Davidson House offices, Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EU. The offices are about 7 minutes walk from Reading Station forecourt. From Reading Station South side, turn left and walk past the Rail/Air coach stop, then turn right into Blagrave Street. Continue past the Museum on the left, and on approaching Marks & Spencer bear left. The main Post Office will be ahead, St.Laurence Church on the left; keep left and enter The Forbury. After c.150m you will reach Forbury Square on the right; turn right to face the entrance to Davidson House. Enter through the main doors, past the ground floor reception and through the security barriers (no sign-in or swipecard needed), then via the lift to the 4th floor. Approach the doors labelled “Reception” and follow the instructions on the PWI notice on the door to gain access to Meeting Room No.1 and the facilities. The person giving you access will ask you to sign the PWI Register at this point.
The meeting room is open from 1700, tea and coffee is provided courtesy of our sponsor, Network Rail, and the Section provides a light buffet of sandwiches and savouries. Meetings commence promptly at 1745.
Please note that visitor car parking at Davidson House is limited, please notify the Secretary at least the day before if you wish to use the facility. There are also public car parks nearby.
A non-smoking policy operates in the building, and the consumption of alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the premises.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings

Please click here to download the April 2020 Newsletter

 

Section Programme

Wednesday 8th January 2020 - Reading

Where is the future railway (Dr Will Midgley, Loughborough University)

Annual Joint Meeting with IMechE

Wednesday 5th February 2020 - Reading

Level Crossings Suitable and Sufficient Risk Assessment (Andrew Allen, Senior Engineer, Aegis Certification Services)

Wednesday 4th March 2020 - Reading

The Annual PWI Practical Trackwork Challenge: Aims, Formats and Achievements (Malcolm Pearce, Honorary Life Member, PWI) N.B. Change of paper and speaker due to unforeseen circumstances

***CANCELLED*** Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Reading

In-Possession Approvals of Rail Plant (Sam Barrett, Senior Engineer, Aegis Certification Services) Due to the Corona Virus - COVID-19, this meeting has now been cancelled. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday 6th May 2020 - Reading

Kings Cross remodelling (John Hilliard, Assoc. Director, Engineering Integration Ltd.)

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 - Reading

The Role of Transport for Wales (Alan Whiston, Senior Asset Engineer for Track, Off-Track and Earthworks, TfW)

Wednesday 4th November 2020 - Swindon Steam Museum

PWI Plant Technical Seminar - Plant and machinery to support rail infrastructure renewal and maintenance for the 2020s and beyond. Booking now open!