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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

 

Section Programme

Wednesday 7th October 2020 - Online Meeting

In-Possession Approvals of Rail Plant (Sam Barrett, Senior Engineer, Aegis Certification Services)

Wednesday 4th November 2020 - Reading Railway Club

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

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 - Reading Railway Club 

Christmas Technical and Historical Quiz (Hosted by Colin Brading and David Brace)

Wednesday 6th January 2021 - Reading Venue TBC

Joint meeting with IMechE - Auckland Rail Transport - History and Development (Matthew Savastano FPWI, Technical Director, WSP UK)