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Course Aims

This course is intended to provide a delegate with a comprehensive in-depth understanding required for the Management of the Permanent Way – Renewals and the role of the Track Engineer – Renewals.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -

  • Have a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Track Engineer Renewals
  • Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the technical requirements for the accurate installation and effective management of the track, including:-
  • - Formation and Drainage Problems and their Maintenance
    - Jointed Plain Line
    - Continuous Welded Rail
    - Switch and Crossing Work
    - Track Curvature and Super Elevation
    - Clearances
    - Off-Track Responsibilities

  • Be able to complete a structured Inspection of both Plain Line and Switch and Crossings following track installation
  • Have an appreciation of the Operation of the Track Recording Coach and be able to interpret the records.
  • Have a clear understanding of the Track Conditions that give rise  to the Risk of Derailment and the requirement for Site Investigations
  • Be aware of the Principal Requirements for effective prioritising, planning and managing Resources
  • Be fully conversant with all relevant Railway Group Standards and Network Rail Company Standards relating to Track Renewal
  • Have a clear understanding of Technical Audit Requirements
  • Be aware of the relevant “On-Track Plant” and their capabilities
  • Have a basic understanding of the requirements for effective Management of Finances, Information and Personnel
  • Have a clear understanding of the Infrastructure Signalling System and Circuitry and its interface with the Renewal of the Permanent Way
  • Duration

    Ten days consisting of two five day modules


    There are no particular educational or competence pre-requisites for the course. However, the following factors will be of significant benefit to the delegate:-

  • Prior experience in working as a Supervisory Manager, Track Charge Man or in a Technical Support position.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Permanent Way and its components.
  • Personal Protective Equipment

    This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line and therefore, he/she MUST be in possession of:-

  • A Valid P.T.S. Card
  • Protective “all orange” High Visibility Clothing to BS EN 471:2003
  • Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004
  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
  • General Purpose Gloves to BS EN388:2121
  • Safety Glasses to BS EN 166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F
  • Certification

    A Certificate of Training will be awarded to the delegate on completion of the course.