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Wessex Section Meeting - Confidential Reporting: Improving Safety Culture by Reporting Concerns

Date: 03/03/2020 15:30

Confidential Reporting: Improving Safety Culture by Reporting Concerns (Kerry Dolan, CIRAS)

Meeting from 15:15 for a 15:30 start

 

Thames Valley Section Meeting -Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2

Date: 04/03/2020 17:45

Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2 (Phil Holbourn, Holbourn Engineering Ltd & Network Rail)

Philip will describe the challenging alternative solution that has been implemented at Cardiff Intersection Bridges, where the distances between wire/bridge and also wire/train have been reduced to very low levels. The solution involves unusual track forms, use of surge arrestors, a specialist insulated coating on the bridge, water troughs, bridge strengthening works, lots of documentation, ...

Milton Keynes Section Meeting - TIGER

Date: 05/03/2020 17:00

TIGER (Ian Barber, Network Rail)

Ian Barber of Network Rail will be giving the talk entitled “TIGER.” This is on the new NR application which brings together geometry faults from TRV’s and manual recording with planning repair process and compliance against standards. It is intended that there will be a demonstration of the application. 
 
Meeting from 16:30 with light refreshments for a 17:00 start. Light refreshments are provided along with tea, coffee and soft ...

York Section Meeting - Newark Flat Crossing and its replacement material

Date: 05/03/2020 17:30

Newark Flat Crossing and its replacement material (Patricks Childs, Sekisui UK)

Patrick Childs of Sekisui UK, will be speaking about the new Newark flat crossing and its replacement material – fibre reinforced foamed urethane (FFU)… For those of you not aware, the unique layout at Newark has been replaced with a “plastic” longitudinal bearer layout. Patrick will talk about this unique material’s benefits, as well as its proven application across the ...

Croydon & Brighton Section Meeting - Track Buckling Resistance and the Maintainer

Date: 05/03/2020 17:45

Track Buckling Resistance and the Maintainer (Andy Franklin, Principal Project Engineer, Track, Network Rail)

The talk takes a look at the underlying principles of how track resists buckling, explores some learning from past track buckles and how these have influenced the standards and procedures we use today and considers some common threads in the causes of track buckling. The focus will be on CWR buckles but recognise that many issues are common to both CWR and jointed track.

Meeting from ...

Edinburgh Section Meeting - Composite Components at Newark Flat Crossing

Date: 05/03/2020 18:00

Composite Components at Newark Flat Crossing (Phil Winship, Principle Engineer, Network Rail)

Meeting at 18:00

South & West Wales Section Meeting - Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2

Date: 09/03/2020 17:15

Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2 (Phil Holbourn, Holbourn Engineering Ltd & Network Rail)

Meeting at 17:15

London Section Meeting - Asset Protection - the protection of Network Rail assets interfacing with outside parties

Date: 09/03/2020 17:30

Asset Protection - the protection of Network Rail assets interfacing with outside parties (Mona Sihota, Network Rail) & Section AGM

Meeting from 17:30 for light refreshments for a 18:00 start

Exeter Section Meeting - Newark Composites

Date: 11/03/2020 15:30

Newark Composites (Patrick Childs)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Birmingham Section Meeting - 16 noses, 36 legs, but can't walk... Renewing Newark Flat Crossing!

Date: 12/03/2020 17:00

16 noses, 36 legs, but can't walk... Renewing Newark Flat Crossing! ( Phil Winship, Principal Engineer, Network Rail) 

Booking preferred!

Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle Section Meeting - RILA Railway Track and Infrastructure Survey System

Date: 17/03/2020 16:00

RILA Railway Track and Infrastructure Survey System (Roy Hickman, Fugro & Vice President, PWI)

Meeting from 16:00 for a 16:30 start

West Yorkshire Section Meeting - Landslip detection and prevention & PWI Presidential Visit

Date: 17/03/2020 18:00

Landslip detection and prevention (Claire Brint) & PWI Presidential Visit (Joan Heery, President, PWI)

Meeting from 17:30 for a 18:00 start

Nottingham & Derby Section Meeting - The History of CWR & Hot Weather Management

Date: 18/03/2020 17:30

The History of CWR & Hot Weather Management (Andy Franklin, Principle Project Engineer Lineside & Track, Network Rail)

 

Meeting from 17:00 with light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Glasgow Section Meeting - Glasgow Subway Improvements

Date: 18/03/2020 17:30

Glasgow Subway Improvements (John Campbell, SPT, Glasgow) & Section AGM

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Manchester & Liverpool Section Meeting - Tomorrows Living Station

Date: 19/03/2020 12:30

Tomorrows Living Station (Speaker from Arup, TBC)

Meeting from 12:30 with light refreshments for a 13:00 start

West of England Section Meeting - Cardiff Intersection Bridges: Part 2: Very Reduced Electrical Clearances

Date: 25/03/2020 12:30

Cardiff Intersection Bridges: Part 2: Very Reduced Electrical Clearances (Philip Holbourn, Holbourn Engineering Ltd, currently DPE and SPE Track for South Wales Electrification) 

Philip will describe the challenging alternative solution that has been implemented at Cardiff Intersection Bridges, where the distances between wire/bridge and also wire/train have been reduced to very low levels. The solution involves unusual track forms, use of surge arrestors, a specialist insulated ...

Thames Valley Section Meeting - In-Possession Approvals of Rail Plant

Date: 01/04/2020 17:45

In-Possession Approvals of Rail Plant (Sam Barrett, Senior Engineer, Aegis Certification Services)

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:45 start.

Cheshire & North Wales Section Meeting - Acton Grange Junction Design & Construction Challenges & Lessons Learnt

Date: 02/04/2020 16:15

Acton Grange Junction Design & Construction Challenges & Lessons Learnt (Chris O'Keefe, Network Rail)

Meeting from 16:15 to 17:45 with tea, coffee & biscuits.

Milton Keynes Section Meeting - S&C Management in 2020 and beyond

Date: 02/04/2020 17:00

S&C Management in 2020 and beyond (Colin Durrans, Principal Engineer, Safety, Technical and Engineering, Network Rail) & Section AGM

Meeting from 16:30 with light refreshments for a 17:00 start

York Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 02/04/2020 17:30

Details TBC

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start

Edinburgh Section Meeting - "Mind the Gap" - Gauging

Date: 02/04/2020 18:00

"Mind the Gap" - Gauging (Rob Lacey, Principle Engineer, Network Rail)

Meeting at 18:00

South & West Wales Section Meeting - Train-Track Recording

Date: 06/04/2020 17:15

Train-Track Recording (Kevin Hope, Network Rail)

Meeting at 17:15

North East Section Meeting - Mechanised Maintenance Update

Date: 07/04/2020 16:15

Mechanised Maintenance Update (Tim Stafford, Robel (UK) Ltd) & Presidential Visit, Joan Heery, President, PWI)

Meeting from 15:45 for a 16:15 start

Wessex Section Meeting - The Practical Trackwork Challenge 2019

Date: 07/04/2020 17:00

The Practical Trackwork Challenge 2019 (Malcolm Pearce, Honorary Life Member, PWI)

Meeting from 16:45 for a 17:00 start

London Section Meeting - Techs Factor Competition

Date: 08/04/2020 17:30

Techs Factor Competition

A meeting focused on the younger members of the Institution where three Young Engineers will each present a short paper on a technical subject of their choice. A panel of established Railway Engineers will judge the papers for technical content, interest and style and the best paper will be awarded the prestigious Peter Coysten Trophy.

Come along and enjoy an evening of “The Techs Factor” supporting the development of Young Engineers.

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Birmingham Section Meeting - Earthwork Failures

Date: 09/04/2020 17:00

Earthwork Failures (Luke Swain, Senior Assets Engineer (Geotechnics)

Meeting at 17:00

Booking preferred!

Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle Section Meeting - Far North Track Maintenance Partnership

Date: 14/04/2020 16:00

Far North Track Maintenance Partnership (Jamie MacPherson, Stobart Rail) & Presidential Visit (Joan Heery, President, PWI)

Meeting from 16:00 for a 16:30 start

Exeter Section Meeting - 3D Surveying Techniques

Date: 15/04/2020 15:30

3D Surveying Techniques (Tim Lewis, Principle Technical Officer)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Glasgow Section Meeting - Sustainable Infrastructure Renewals

Date: 15/04/2020 17:30

Sustainable Infrastructure Renewals (Brian Beck, Network Rail, Glasgow)

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Manchester & Liverpool Section Meeting - Haifa to Nazareth Tram Train

Date: 16/04/2020 12:30

Haifa to Nazareth Tram Train (Dave Parry, WSP)

Meeting from 12:30 with light refreshments for a 13:00 start

Croydon & Brighton Section Meeting - British Tramways

Date: 16/04/2020 17:45

British Tramways (John Law, British Transport Book Author)

Meeting from 17.30 with sandwiches for a 17.45 start.

West Yorkshire Section Meeting - Overhead Traction Electrification: Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation delivered

Date: 21/04/2020 18:00

Overhead Traction Electrification: Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation delivered (Peter Dearman, Network Rail)

Meeting from 17:30 for a 18:00 start

West of England Section Meeting - The Safety Task Force

Date: 22/04/2020 12:30

The Safety Task Force (Nick Millington, Safety Task Force Leader, Network Rail)

Meeting from 12:30 for a prompt 12:45 start until 14:00 

Nottingham & Derby Section Meeting - Derailment Investigation

Date: 23/04/2020 17:30

Derailment Investigation (Dr Mark Burstow, Principle Vehicle Track Dynamics Engineer, Network Rail) & Section AGM

 

Meeting from 17:00 with light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Wessex Section Meeting - The Challenges of the Section Track Maintenance Engineer

Date: 05/05/2020 15:30

The Challenges of the Section Track Maintenance Engineer (Speaker TBC)

Meeting at 15:30

Thames Valley Section Meeting - Kings Cross remodelling

Date: 06/05/2020 17:45

Kings Cross remodelling (John Hilliard, Assoc. Director, Engineering Integration Ltd.)

Meeting from 17:00 for a 17:45 start.

Cheshire & North Wales Section Meeting - Timetable Planning

Date: 07/05/2020 16:15

Timetable Planning (Rob Cummings, Seasonal Performance Improvement Manager, Northern Rail)

Meeting from 16:15 to 17:45 with tea, coffee & biscuits.

Milton Keynes Section Meeting - Slab Track Replacement St. Pancras to West Hampstead

Date: 07/05/2020 17:00

Slab Track Replacement St. Pancras to West Hampstead (Frances Johnson, Project Manager & Thomas Flowers, Senior Project Engineer, IP Network Rail)  & PWI Presidential Visit (Joan Heery, President, PWI)

Meeting from 16:30 with light refreshments for a 17:00 start

York Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 07/05/2020 17:30

Details TBC

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start

Edinburgh Section Meeting - Kintore New Station & A2i Update

Date: 07/05/2020 18:00

Kintore New Station & A2i Update (Robert McCafferty, Technical Head of Track, BAM Nuttall)

Meeting from 18:00

South & West Wales Section Meeting - Tram Train

Date: 11/05/2020 17:15

Tram Train (Tim Kendell)

Meeting at 17:15

Exeter Section Meeting - Diversity and inclusion

Date: 13/05/2020 15:30

Diversity and inclusion (Sophie Fardell-Rudd, Network Rail)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Croydon & Brighton Section Meeting - RAIB

Date: 14/05/2020 17:45

RAIB (Mark Young, Human Factors Specialist, RAIB)

Meeting from 17.30 with sandwiches for a 17.45 start.

West of England Section Meeting - Steventon Bridge: Intelligent Rule Breaking using Dynamic FEA Techniques

Date: 20/05/2020 12:30

Steventon Bridge: Intelligent Rule Breaking using Dynamic FEA Techniques (Garry Keenor, Group Engineer, Electrification, SNC Lavalin - Atkins)

The talk will cover ​the problems faced by the Great Western Project at Steventon Bridge, and the sequence of events and constraints that led Network Rail to impose a 60mph on electric trains on an otherwise 125mph railway. It will describe the OLE-pantograph analysis techniques now available to the industry through Atkins’ D-RSS ...

Manchester & Liverpool Section Meeting - OLE and Track Interface

Date: 21/05/2020 12:30

OLE and Track Interface (Martin O'Connor)

Meeting from 12:30 with light refreshments for a 13:00 start

Nottingham & Derby Section Meeting - Cost effective electrification mast foundation design

Date: 21/05/2020 17:30

Cost effective electrification mast foundation design (Professor William Powrie, Faculty of Engineering & Environment, University of Southampton)

 

Meeting from 17:00 with light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Wessex Section Meeting - Railway Research: Latest Developments

Date: 02/06/2020 18:00

Railway Research: Latest Developments (Prof. William Powrie, University of Southampton)

Meeting at 18:00 

Thames Valley Section Meeting - The Role of Transport for Wales

Date: 03/06/2020 17:45

The Role of Transport for Wales (Alan Whiston, Senior Asset Engineer for Track, Off-Track and Earthworks, TfW)

Meeting from 17:00 for a 17:45 start.

Cheshire & North Wales Section Meeting - Design & Construction of Wigan Springs Branch Traincare Depot

Date: 04/06/2020 16:15

Design & Construction of Wigan Springs Branch Traincare Depot (Richard Thornton, VolkerRail & Les Fox, Atkins)

Meeting from 16:15 to 17:45 with tea, coffee & biscuits.

Milton Keynes Section Meeting - Geotechnical Talk

Date: 04/06/2020 17:00

Geotechnical Talk (Clare Brint, Route Asset Manager (Geotechnics), Eastern Region Network Rail)

Meeting from 16:30 with light refreshments for a 17:00 start

York Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 04/06/2020 17:30

Details TBC

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start

London Section Meeting - Crossrail 2

Date: 08/06/2020 17:30

Crossrail 2 (Chris Curtis & Mike Dyson)

Meeting from 17:30 for light refreshments for a 18:00 start

North East Section Meeting - Edinburgh to Glasgow Electrification

Date: 09/06/2020 16:15

Edinburgh to Glasgow Electrification (Mark Churchill, Principle OLE Engineer, Amey Consulting)

Meeting from 15:45 for a 16:15 start

West of England Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 17/06/2020 12:30

Details TBC

Meeting from 12:30 for a prompt 12:45 start until 14:00

Exeter Section Meeting - Gauging - Western Works Delivery Achievements

Date: 17/06/2020 15:30

Gauging - Western Works Delivery Achievements (James Grant, Senior Technical Officer, Network Rail)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Manchester & Liverpool Section Meeting - Maintenance

Date: 18/06/2020 12:30

Maintenance (Danny Teece and Jeff Pearson, Network Rail)

Meeting from 12:30 with light refreshments for a 13:00 start

West of England Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 15/07/2020 12:30

Details TBC

Meeting from 12:30 for a prompt 12:45 start until 14:00

Exeter Section Meeting - The good old days! A look at safety

Date: 15/07/2020 15:30

The good old days! A look at safety (Mark Woollacott, Project Engineer, Network Rail)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Manchester & Liverpool Section Meeting - BIM-Update

Date: 16/07/2020 12:30

BIM-Update (Lawrence Chapman)

Meeting from 12:30 with light refreshments for a 13:00 start

West of England Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 12/08/2020 12:30

Details TBC

Meeting from 12:30 for a prompt 12:45 start until 14:00

Edinburgh Section Meeting - Photogrammetry in Rail

Date: 03/09/2020 18:00

Photogrammetry in Rail (Colin McAteer, Programme Manager (BIM), Network Rail)

Meeting at 18:00

North East Section Meeting - Metro Bridge Replacements

Date: 08/09/2020 16:15

Metro Bridge Replacements (Grant Wellford & Duncan Manning, Nexus Renewals Team)

Meeting from 15:45 for a 16:15 start

Birmingham Section Meeting - The Journey from Asset Management to Maintenance

Date: 10/09/2020 17:00

The Journey from Asset Management to Maintenance (Rebecca Fasham, ATME Banbury, Network Rail)

Meeting at 17:00

Glasgow Section Meeting - UAV Surveying and Modelling

Date: 16/09/2020 17:30

UAV Surveying and Modelling (Gerald Brown & Kevin Bryce, Ariel Mapping Solutions)

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Edinburgh Section Meeting - DNext generation cast manganese crossings verified by computer modelling and unique physical testing

Date: 01/10/2020 18:00

Next generation cast manganese crossings verified by computer modelling and unique physical testing (Hannah Persson, Progress Rail)

Meeting at 18:00

Birmingham Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 08/10/2020 17:00

Details TBC

Meeting at 17:00

Exeter Section Meeting - Rail Vac

Date: 14/10/2020 15:30

Rail Vac (Speaker TBC)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Glasgow Section Meeting - Professional Development and Registration

Date: 21/10/2020 17:30

Professional Development and Registration (Dr Brian Counter, Technical Director, PWI)

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Edinburgh Section Meeting - Far North (lines) Track Maintenance Partnership

Date: 05/11/2020 18:00

Far North (lines) Track Maintenance Partnership (Jamie McPherson, Project Manager, Stobart Rail) 

Meeting at 18:00

North East Section Meeting - The Work of Rhomberg Sersa

Date: 10/11/2020 16:15

The Work of Rhomberg Sersa (Carl Garrud, Director, Rhomberg Sersa (UK) Ltd)

Meeting from 15:45 for a 16:15 start

Exeter Section Meeting - Drainage

Date: 11/11/2020 15:30

Drainage (Dave Langley, Aqua Fabrications)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Birmingham Section Meeting - Details TBC

Date: 12/11/2020 17:00

Details TBC

Meeting at 17:00

Glasgow Section Meeting - Railvac: Vacuum Excavation

Date: 18/11/2020 17:30

Railvac: Vacuum Excavation (Lasse Rosvic, Railcare)

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start.

Exeter Section Meeting - Works Delivery Western the story so far

Date: 09/12/2020 15:30

Works Delivery Western the story so far (Mark Woollacott & Jason Pankhurst, Network Rail)

Meeting from 15:00 with light refreshments for a 15:30 start

Glasgow Section Meeting - Gauging: Recent Developments

Date: 16/12/2020 17:30

Gauging: Recent Developments (Speaker TBC, Rail Scotland)

Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:30 start.