Chair: Jeremy Smith
Secretary: Malcolm Pearce
tel:01635 550326, mob: 07967 667019, 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
Please click here to download the May 2019 newslines
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - The Friends House, Euston Road, London
Professional Registration Workshop - Please click here for full information
Wednesday 6th February 2019 - Reading
Elizabeth Line Infrastructure Maintenance - Getting our Hands on the Railway (Jon Jarrett, Network Rail Head of Infrastructure, Crossrail)
Wednesday 6th March 2019 - Reading
Trackbed Investigation (Dr Phil Sharpe, AECOM)
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Reading
Platform Train Interface (Richard Quigley, Senior Gauging Engineer LNW, Network Rail)
Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Reading
Buffer Stop Design - Hints and Tips (Jeremy Smith) & PWI practical Trackwork Challenge November 2018, Rothley, Great Central Railway (Malcolm Pearce) ***Change to programme due to a family emergency***
Wednesday 5th June 2019 - Reading
High Output Track Renewals - Ready for CP6 (Doug Swinney, High Output Team Senior Programme Manager, Network Rail) Change of speaker!
Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Reading
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 - Reading
Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Reading
Wednesday 4th December 2019 - Reading Railway Club
Annual Social Event & Quiz
Wednesday 8th January 2020 - Reading
Annual Joint Meeting with IMechE