Chair: Jeremy Smith
Secretary: Richard Antliff
mob: 07804 329497, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Click on the link to download the November 2019 Newsletter
Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Reading
The ORR's Railway Inspectorate in 2019 (Umar Ali, HM Principal Inspector, TOCs South)
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 - Reading
USA Railways today - The way forward? (John Dolan)
Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Reading
Filton Bank Capacity Enhancement (FB4T) (John Hilliard, Associate Director, Engineering Integration Ltd)
Wednesday 4th December 2019 - The Gateway, 31 Greyfriars Road, Reading
Annual Social Event & Christmas Railway Quiz - hosted by Colin Brading & David Brace
Wednesday 8th January 2020 - Reading
Where is the Future Railway? (Peter Hubbard, 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
Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2 (Phil Holbourn, Holbourn Engineering Ltd & Network Rail)
Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Reading
In-Possession Approvals of Rail Plant (Sam Barrett, Senior Engineer, Aegis Certification Services)