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Past Events

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  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 February 2018 18:30 to 19:30
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    South Yorkshire’s Tram Train pilot will help the rail industry understand and assess the technical issues involved with planning and operating a Tram Train service. It will be the first time a Tram Train system has operated in the UK. (This is a change to the previously advertised event}
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 January 2018 18:30 to 19:30
    Alstom Transport Training Academy - Widnes
    On 29th June 2017 Alstom’s Widnes centre for train modernisation was opened by Lord Prior of Brampton. In a major boost to the rail industry in the North West, the 13,000 square metre facility is the largest of its type in the UK. Alstom is starting work on the contract to re-paint the 56-strong fleet of Class 390 Pendolino trains. Mike Hulme will describe the project to bring the new facility to the North West and provide an outline of the painting programme. The event includes a site tour.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 December 2017 18:30 to 19:30
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The Gresley class P2 2-8-2 ‘Mikados’ were the most powerful express passenger locomotives to operate in the UK. The builders of the new main line steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado, have set themselves the challenge to develop, build and operate an improved Gresley class P2 Mikado steam locomotive for main line and preserved railway use. David Elliott will explain the background to the project and what progress has been made so far.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 November 2017 18:30 to 19:30
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Since October 2015, work has been taking place on the Ordsall Chord. This section of new track will create a link between Manchester city centre’s main train stations for the first time. Graham Gornall will explain the background to the project and will discuss the range of complex works that have had to be completed and the challenges that have been faced. This is a joint meeting with the Permanent Way Institution.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 October 2017 18:30 to 19:30
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The Railway Division Chair, Richard McClean, will consider the role of engineering and engineers in contributing to the future railway industry in a complex and changing world. He will set out what the broader economy and society requires of the rail sector and what rail can offer back. The address will highlight what the rail industry needs to do to become more attractive as a career choice for new generations of engineers and what the Railway Division should focus on to support this.
    Industry: Railway
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