Welcome to the South Western Railway Division Centre


In this, my first season as Chairman, I have pleasure in welcoming you to our programme of events for 2015-16. I hope that you will find this of interest. Please can you help us to spread the word that all of our events are free and are open to engineers of all disciplines, and indeed to non-engineers.

Our AGM will be held on April 25th 2016. If you have any suggestions for future lectures, technical visits or other matters, or would like to be considered for a position on the Committee, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

For an electronic copy of the 2015/16 programme please click here.

Andy Mellors
Centre Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 February 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Reading University, Palmer 1.09 Lecture Theatre - Reading
    The Crossrail project demonstrates that railway engineering is an innovative and growing area of activity. This talk focuses on Bombardier’s new Class 345 Trains which are to be introduced progressively, on routes crossing London between Reading and Heathrow in the West and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East, between 2017 and 2019.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    14 March 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; Young Engineers (typically with less than 10 years experience) will present their papers, in competition with each other. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and will go forward for a place in the national final later in the year at Birdcage Walk, London. And other prizes for the runners-up. Please click event title for more information. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TAKING PART IN THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT MICK JAMES AT THE ADDRESS SHOWN BELOW
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 April 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    UTC Swindon
    This presentation will give an overview of the development completed to date to prove ETCS capabilities and system performance. It will present the challenges faced and the lessons learnt from the ETCS National Integration Facility approach, and what lies ahead as we progress towards the proposed date for this technology being implemented onto the Great Western.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 April 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    The Annual General Meeting of the South Western Centre of the Railway Division of the I Mech E. This is followed by a presentation on the strategy for the rolling stock for the GWR west of England route.
    Industry: Railway
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