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Section Details

Chairman: Colum Cavanagh

Secretary: Ken Newell, 14 Clifford Avenue, Chislehurst. BR7 5BZ.

mob: 07771 668 044, e-mail:

Meeting Venues

The Rose and Crown, Columbo Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8DP at 18:00

Eastleigh Railway Institute, 2 Romsey Road, Eastleigh, Southampton, SO50 9FE at 18:00

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings

Please click here to download the June 2018 newsletter


Section Programme

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - Waterloo

Rail Plant Development (Satnam Singh Thiara, Balfour Beatty Rail)

Tuesday 6th February 2018 - Waterloo

Thameslink: The Final Chapters (Simon Blanchflower, Major Programme Director, Thameslink, Network Rail)

Tuesday 6th March 2018 - Eastleigh

Northam Junction S&C Renewal (George Murrell, Network Rail)

Tuesday 10th April 2018 - Network Rail, Basingstoke Campus, Gresley Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4FS

Safe Track Handbacks on Track Renewals (Mark Woollacott, Network Rail)

N.B. Please note the change of location and earlier starting time of 16:00 for 16:30 

Wednesday 25th April 2018 - PWI Electrification Technical Seminar

PWI Technical Seminar: Railway Junctions - The Electrification Challenges

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - Waterloo

PWI Presidential Address (Steve Featherstone, President, PWI)

Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Eastleigh

Section AGM & Track Research Projects (Prof. William Powrie, Southampton University)

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - Waterloo

Future Challenges on the Network Rail Wessex Route (Stuart Kistruck, Director, Route Safety & Asset Management, Network Rail, Wessex)