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Past Events

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  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    23 October 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The Railway Division Chair, Andy Mellors, will examine the economic and wider societal benefits which the rail industry delivers and consider the current challenges facing the industry, the engineering profession and our Institution. The lecture will also address what the Railway Division should focus on, including what we need to do to in order to move with the times and attract the next generation of potential engineers.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 September 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The Class 769 Flex is a bi-mode electro-diesel multiple unit converted from the existing Class 319 electric multiple unit through the addition of a pair of MAN diesel engines to drive ABB alternators for the existing electric traction systems. Helen Simpson and Simon Evans will take us through their development from concept to testing and production.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 May 2018 18:30 to 19:30
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Those of us using trains in the north of England will be familiar with the 1980's vintage diesel rolling stock fleet, including the so-called Pacers and Sprinters. Following the delivery of new and refurbished trains the Pacers will be entirely phased out. Ian Hyde will take us through Northern’s fleet upgrade strategy and update us on progress so far.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 April 2018 18:30 to 19:30
    Crewe Campus - Manchester Metropolitan University - Crewe
    While the safety record of the railway industry has been improving consistently over many years, there is no room for complacency.  Simon Kay will highlight some thought provoking precursors to past railway accidents.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    13 March 2018 18:15 to 20:30
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Each year the Railway Division holds a competition for the best technical presentations by Engineers in the early stages of their careers, with a first prize of £1000. Regional heats are followed by a final held in London. The North Western Centre AGM takes place on the same evening and offers of assistance for the committee are welcome. Please note refreshments are at 17:45, for an 18:15 start.
    Industry: Railway
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