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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

Network Rail Offices, Waterloo Station, London, SE1 8SW from 17:00 for a prompt 17:15 start

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 February 2019 newsletter


Section Programme

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - Network Rail Offices, Waterloo Station

Reflections of 5 years as Director, Route Asset Management on Wessex Route (Stuart Kistruck, Director, Route Safety & Asset Management, Network Rail, Wessex)

Tuesday 6th November 2018 - Network Rail Offices, Waterloo Station

Clapham Junction:Capacity Improvement Proposals (Chris Curtis, Head of Crossrail 2, Network Rail)

Tuesday 4th December 2018 - Eastleigh Railway Institute

"Rose Tinted Spectacles" " BR Handbook 5 or NR/L2/TRK/001?" Follow up from May 2017 (Andy Jones, Network Rail)

Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Network Rail Offices, Waterloo Station

Elizabeth Line Infrastructure Maintenance - Getting our hands on the Railway (Jon Jarrett, Head of Infrastructure, Crossrail)

Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Reading

Annual Joint Meeting with IMechE - The California High-Speed Rail Project - from Planning to Construction (Matthew Savastano, FPWI, WSP Group)

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - The Friends House, Euston Road, London

Professional Registration Workshop - Please click here for full information

Tuesday 5th February 2019 - The Rose and Crown, Waterloo

How Dr Beeching saved the Railways and set the scene for the current Railway Renaissance (Tim Kendell, PWI Fellow)

Tuesday 5th March 2019 - Eastleigh

Filton Bank: Four Tracking (John Hilliard, Taylor Woodrow)

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - Network Rail, Gresley Road, Basingstoke

The Gauging Challenge & Presidential Visit (Ian Ross, Network Rail & Stephen Barber, President, PWI)

Tuesday 7th May 2019 - Network Rail Offices, Waterloo Station

The Wessex Route Strategy (Jamie Rockill & Jill Stone)

Tuesday 4th June 2019 - Eastleigh

Rail Management Update: Experience with Rail Milling etc... (Bobby Sidhu & Colum Cavanagh, Network Rail)