Welcome to the Railway Division South-East Centre

Welcome to the Railway Division South-East Centre 2020-2021 Programme

This is my third Chair’s note and is being written under the unfamiliar circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. I hope that you and your families are keeping healthy during these turbulent times.

It is unfortunate, but inevitable, that we must organise our programme with social distancing in mind. For that reason, all our 2020 events will be webinars. As the advice changes on social distancing and public gatherings we hope to be able to restart face-to-face events in 2021. But it is anyone’s guess whether this will be possible, but we will keep you informed.

Nevertheless, I have a motivated committee this year who are delivering an excellent programme of technical talks. Over the course of the programme we will be hearing from experts in their field; whether that be rolling stock, infrastructure or on-track plant. We will of course be holding the south-east regional heat of the Future of Rail presentation competition.

If you would like to volunteer for the IMechE then we would welcome your assistance on the Railway Division South-East Centre committee. Not only is it a great development opportunity but also gives you the opportunity to get more from the Institution.

Stay safe and I hope to be able to see you soon.

Toby Johnson

Centre Chair

Railway Division South-East Centre


Get Involved

We are looking for volunteers to strengthen the Railway Division South East centre committee so we can continue to deliver high quality events. Being part of the committee you will get the opportunity to be involved in organising events including lectures and technical visits. Volunteering is a great way to influence what we do, further your skills and experience and broaden your network of contacts.

We currently have a vacancy for vice-chair. If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch via email rdsoutheastchair@imechenearyou.org

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 August 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    Virtual Meeting
    RSSB will talk about their latest project to assess the impact of 'high and tight' platforms on rolling stock design. The project considers what can be done practically to improve accessibility at these platforms and the economic case for investment.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 September 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    Virtual Meeting
    Professor Felix Schmid, Railway Division Chair will give his Chair’s Address on his specialism of railway systems engineering.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 April 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    Crossrail fleet introduction (more detail to follow)
    Industry: Railway
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