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Past Events

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  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 November 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Sheffield Tram / Train – Service Experience
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    01 October 2019 16:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    In this year’s address Graham Neil, our incoming Railway Division Chair, will examine the current challenges facing the rail industry, the engineering profession and our Institution and how we should work together to address these challenges. The address identifies what the Railway Division should focus on including what we need to do to move with the times and attract the next generation of potential engineers.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 September 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The presentation will give a brief overview of the IEP Project and then spend time on a number of the specific technical areas; these will include the EMC compatibility issues experienced on GWML & ECML, introduction of bi-mode passenger trains to the UK network and the development of Automatic Power Changeover as part of bi-mode operation. All have required significant cross-industry cooperation and have provided useful lessons to the parties involved for future development of novel systems.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 May 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The Liverpool Lime Street remodelling scheme delivered a capacity increase of three extra services per hour through major works including complete renewal of the signalling and extensive renewal of track and overhead line equipment. An overview of the project and its delivery model will be provided, followed by an explanation of design integration processes and project staging strategy development. An in-depth view of track planning, delivery and challenges will be given.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 April 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The electrification programme in the North West will see over 300km of lines electrified, improving connections between towns and cities in our region and beyond. With the first four phases complete, new electric services are linking Manchester Airport with Scotland, Liverpool, Blackpool and Bolton. The engineering team will give an overview of the programme, development of the options, an overview of the designs, what we’ve learnt during delivery and what the next steps are for the programme.
    Industry: Railway
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