Permanent Way Engineering

Competencies and experience in the Permanent Way discipline has affected not only production activities but is also impacting on the ability to mentor new and less experienced personnel.

Neway Training Solutions recognise that there has been limited investment in training and development resulting in a high number of people who require formal training to enhance both their skills and competence to ensure that each becomes a valued team member.

We only employ trainers with appropriate railway experience who can relate and apply their knowledge to all aspects of the civil engineering function from Principles of Track Engineering through to Permanent Way Engineer, Track Realignment Schemes and Switch and Crossing Design Principles.

We offer an extensive range of courses covering track maintenance and renewals together with associated competence based courses to supplement these specific skills.

Track Maintenance Engineer

This course is intended to provide a delegate with a comprehensive understanding required for the Management of the Permanent Way and the role of the Track Maintenance Engineer

Track Renewals Engineer

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 Renewals Engineer

Permanent Way Supervisory Manager - Maintenance

This course is intended to provide a delegate with an in-depth knowledge and skills required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a Permanent Way Supervisory Manager – Maintenance

Permanent Way Supervisory Manager - Renewals

This course is intended to provide a delegate with an in-depth knowledge and skills required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a Track Supervisor – Renewals

Track Realignment by the Hallade Method

This course is intended to provide a delegate with an in-depth knowledge in the surveying, calculation and design of track re-alignment schemes when using the Hallade method

Surveying by the Hallade Method

This course is intended to provide a delegate with an in depth understanding of the setting- out of Track Alignment Schemes employing the Hallade Method

Hallade Appreciation

This course is intended to provide delegates with an overview of track alignment schemes employing the “Hallade” method

Switch and Crossing Design Principles

The course is intended to provide the delegate with the relevant skills and underpinning knowledge in the principles of Switch and Crossing Design

Design of Plain Line

This course is intended to provide the delegate with the relevant skills and underpinning knowledge in the principles of Plain Line Design

Team Leader - Maintenance

This course is intended to provide delegates with the in-depth skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a Team Leader in the Inspection and Maintenance of the Permanent Way.

Team Leader - Renewals

This course is intended to provide delegates with the in-depth skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a Team Leader for the installation of new track.

Stressing of Continuous Welded Rail - Level 1

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the underpinning knowledge to be able to restore a stress

Stressing of Continuous Welded Rail - Level 2

This course is intended to enhance the underpinning knowledge of holders of Level 1 Certification, to enable them to correctly induce the required Stress into existing and newly installed C. W. R. – Plain Line

Stressing of Continuous Welded Rail - Level 3

This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of existing holders of Level 2 Competency Certification, to enable delegates to undertake the Stressing of all types of suitable Switch & Crossings

Stressing of Continuous Welded Rail Stressing - Recertification

This course is intended to re-affirm the responsibilities of Certificate holders and review updates to relevant Network Rail Company Specifications

Grinding Supervisory Manager - Initial

This course is intended to provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and skills necessary to undertake the duties of a Grinding Supervisory.

Grinding Supervisory Manager - Recertification

This course is intended to re-affirm the responsibilities of Certificate holders and review updates to relevant Network Rail Company Specifications.

Inspection and Repair to Reduce the Risk of Derailment at Switches - NR/L2/TRK/0053

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the underpinning knowledge and skills to achieve a suitable level as required by the Network Rail Company Standards

Inspection and Repair to Reduce the Risk of Derailment at Switches NR/L2/TRK/0053 - Recertification

This course is intended to re-affirm the responsibilities of Certificate holders and review updates to relevant Network Rail Company Specifications

The Inspection of Cast, Welded and Fabricated Crossings in the Track - TRK/1054

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the underpinning knowledge to achieve a suitable level as required by Network Rail Company Standards

The Inspection of Cast, Welded and Fabricated Crossings in the Track - TRK1054 - Recertification

This course is intended to re-affirm the responsibilities of Certificate holders and review updates to relevant Network Rail Standard NR/L2/TRK/1054

Rail Testing - Non-Ultrasonic Procedures

This course is intended to provide the delegate with the understanding and skill to undertake non-destructive testing of the rail in accordance with Network Rail Standard NR/SP/TRK/056

The Grinding Operative - Plain Line and S&C

The course is intended to provide the delegate with the knowledge and skills required to be competent to carry out the cuties of a Grinding Operative

Grinding Operative - Plain Line

The course is intended to provide the delegate with the knowledge and skills required to be competent to carry out the cuties of a Grinding Operative

Grinding Operative - Recertification

This course is intended to re-affirm the responsibilities of Certificate holders and review updates to relevant Network Rail Company Specifications

Raising and Removing Speed Restrictions Following Civil Engineering Work

This course is intended to provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the requirements and procedures for the Raising and Removal of Speed Restrictions

Raising and Removing Speed Restrictions Following Civil Engineering Work NR/SP/TRK/001

This assessment is intended to confirm delegate’s competence to be considered for the duties of Raising and Removal of Speed Restrictions

Track Geometry Supervisor

This course is intended to provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and skills necessary to be able to guide and supervise machines undertaking maintenance and/or renewal of the track

Track Patroller

This course is intended to provide delegates with a full understanding of the duties of a Track Patroller and the method of carrying out these duties in a safe and efficient manner

Track Inspection

This course is intended to provide delegates with a full understanding of the duties of a Track Inspector and the method of carrying out these duties in a safe and efficient manner

Derailment Investigation

This course is intended to provide delegates with an in-depth knowledge of the types and causes of derailment on the methodology behind primary and secondary causes. Delegates will also be given a comprehensive understanding in the processes of derailment investigations, including evidence gathering and reporting

Inspection and Maintenance of Plain Line

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the relevant skills and underpinning knowledge to inspect and maintain Plain Line Track to the required Network Rail Company Standards

Inspection and Maintenance Procedures of Switch and Crossings

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the relevant skills and underpinning knowledge to inspect and maintain Switch and Crossings to the required Network Rail Company Standards

Inspection & Maintenance of Longitudinal Timbers

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the relevant skills and underpinning knowledge to install, inspect and maintain Network Rail Company Standards

Inspection and Maintenance of Sidings

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills necessary to undertake the inspection and general maintenance of sidings

Hot weather Patrolling

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of track behaviour in hot weather conditions when undertaking patrolling duties

Extreme Weather Precautions

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of track behavior in extreme weather conditions

Introduction to Permanent Way

This course is intended to provide delegates with a basic understanding of the Permanent Way Infrastructure

Principles of Track Engineering

This course is intended to provide a delegate with a basic understanding of the history and development of the Permanent Way, its construction, maintenance and renewal

Principles of Electrification Engineering

This course is intended to provide a delegate with an understanding of the key principles of Electrification Engineering (OLE/DC) within the railway infrastructure

Placement of Speedboards

This course is intended to provide the delegates with a full understanding in the correct storage, transportation and placement of warning equipment relating to Temporary and Emergency Speed Restrictions

Basic Track Surveying

This course is intended to provide the delegates with the underpinning knowledge and skills to carry out basic track surveying techniques with regards to condition and position

Structure Gauging and Clearances

This course is designed to provide the delegate with an awareness and understanding the importance relating to the Structure Gauge and Clearances

Critical Rail Temperature (CRT) Management

This course is intended to provide the delegate with a clear understanding of the management of sites that have a risk of track buckles i.e. CWR sites with a low or unknown Stress Free Temperature (SFT). Suitable for CRT Co-ordinators, Senior Technicians as well as Supervisors, Maintenance Managers, Renewals Engineers, Project Managers and Site Supervisors

Laser Control of Renewals Work

The course is intended to provide the delegate with a clear understanding of how Beacon Lasers are used to monitor and control machinery used in Track Renewals. The course is suitable for Technical staff involved in Renewals and/or setting out for tamping and Network Rail Site Supervisors & Managers