Welcome to the Railway Division South East Centre

Welcome to the Railway Division South-East Centre 2019-2020 Programme.

This is my second Chair’s note and I am pleased that the South East Centre committee has again planned an excellent range of technical presentations that will be informative and relevant. Over the course of the year the programme covers many aspects of the railway system and demonstrates how UK rail engineering delivers one of the best services in the world. We are covering: rail infrastructure with a presentation on track research; UK Rail’s safety performance; new rolling stock including the Class 88 bi-mode locomotive, Viva Rail D-train and new DLR stock; and we conclude with the latest research on the platform-train interface.

Our programme covers the entire rail experience: from the station to the train itself. We have managed to secure a superb array of speakers, all experts in their fields.

Please note that we may not be able to secure our usual venue, 55 Broadway, beyond December 2019. We are looking to secure an alternative central London venue that provides value for money, great facilities and is easily accessible. Please check this page for further updates.

 

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.

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
    16 September 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    55 Broadway London Underground Head Office - District Room
    This talk, presented by former Railway Division Chair Cliff Perry MBE, will trace the influences on UK rail’s rise in the European safety league. Cliff will be drawing on his rich history in the UK rail industry to talk about how safety has been improved. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits.Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards.Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 October 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Professor William Powrie of Southampton University presents research from the £8.5m research programme: ‘Track to the Future’. The talk will discuss recent developments in understanding of railway track performance, and how these might be incorporated into design and practice. Topics covered will include reducing ballast settlement and the targeted maintenance of problem areas and isolated defects.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 November 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Andy Grundy, Head of Fleet Management and Stores, Direct Rail Services presents the Class 88 bi-mode locomotive. Hear about these locomotives with true dual mode, the Class 88 has ‘genuine mixed traffic haulage capabilities. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 January 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Following last year’s presentation the DLR Rolling Stock team will be back with a more in-depth look at the innovative next generation of trains being supplied by CAF for the expansion of the Docklands Light Railway. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    17 February 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed, and compete for a prize at the HQ ‘Future of Rail’ competition. The evening includes a short presentation by the RD Chairman, Graham Neil.All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
Page 1 of 2
12 >>

Want more rail events...

then download the latest list of all events that are planned by member institutions of the Railway Engineers Forum using the link below.

REF Combined Events June 2018

The Railway Division


Railway Division icon
For more information about the activities of the Railway Division, please visit our main web pages.


© 2011 Institution of Mechanical Engineers. IMechE is a registered charity in England and Wales number 206882