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Section Details

Chairman: Nick Millington

Acting Secretary:  Steve Pearson, email:


Meeting Venues

Room 3.9, Network Rail's SN1 Offices, Station Road, Swindon, SN1 2DH - Lunchtime meetings 12:30 for a prompt 12:45 start - 14:00 finish

Arup Auditorium, 63 St Thomas Street, Bristol, BN1 6JZ

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings


Section Programme

Wednesday 24th January 2018 - Lunchtime Meeting, Swindon

Track Stiffness in Practice (Peter Musgrave, Senior Track Bed Design Engineer, Network Rail &

Dr Mohamed Wehbi,  Senior Design Engineer, Network Rail)

Wednesday 21st February 2018 - Lunchtime Meeting, Swindon

Hinksey Flood Alleviation Scheme (Shaun Merrifield, Principal Track Engineer, AECOM)

Wednesday 21st March 2018 - Lunchtime Meeting, Swindon

Signalling Part III (Matthew Lupton, Network Rail)


Bristol Parkway Capacity Alliance (Speaker TBC) **POSTPONED** until further notice**

Wednesday 25th April 2018 - PWI Electrification Technical Seminar

PWI Technical Seminar: Railway Junctions - The Electrification Challenges

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Lunchtime Meeting, Swindon

Developments in OLE Design (Garry Keenor, SNC Lavalin - Atkins)

Wednesday 20th June 2018 - Evening Meeting, Bristol

Track Quality Standard Deviation Debate (Constantin Ciobanu & Simon Wheat, Arup)

Wednesday 18th July 2018 - Lunchtime Meeting, Swindon

The Severn Beach Branch Project: A Train Operators' Perspective (Speaker TBC)