Women in Transport members have been invited to visit Heathrow's Terminal 5 where they will taken on a behind the scenes tour of the automated people mover systems that will include the Heathrow PODs and the Track Transit System.
Crossrail, Balfour Beatty and Weston Williamson +Partners are inviting Women in Transport members to take part in a site visit at the Woolwich Elizabeth Line Station, which is a key part of a new masterplan on the historical Royal Arsenal site.
We are delighted to offer our members the opportunity to visit the Tyne & Wear Metro Maintenance Depot in Gosforth.
This behind the scenes tour will give you an insight into the everyday maintenance of the Metro fleet – the lifting shop, vehicle wash and the top shed which houses the on track maintenance vehicles, replacing track and moving ballast. You will also hear about Nexus’ ambitions for new fleet and possible extension opportunities for the future across the Tyne & Wear area.
This fascinating tour will give you an insight into how real time incidents, that are happening across the Transport for London road network, are monitored and managed.
These incidents can range from broken down vehicles and collisions to demonstrations and sporting events. You will learn about the different tools that are used to do this, such as TIMS (Traffic Information Management System), CCTV, VMS (Variable Message Signs) and UTC (Urban Traffic Control) and social media. TfL also manages the bus network, dealing with incidents and diversions as well as 12 tunnels in London.
Women in Transport members are being offered the opportunity to visit to Crossrail Plumstead where there is much to see and learn.
Plumstead is the rail head and base for engineering trains that are completing the Crossrail tunnel fit out. 20 types of trains are loaded and controlled each day from Plumstead.There is a fabrication yard where industry leading fabricators and fitters maintain and even build new trains. A new TFL maintenance depot is being built along with offices and railway sidings for the new Crossrail trains.
Women in Transport members are being offered the unique opportunity to take part in a visit to the construction site of the Power Road Bridge Project.
Transport for London, together with The Hochtief project team, is replacing the Power Road Bridge which carries the A406 North Circular Road (Gunnersbury Avenue) over the railway. The final works are due to be completed by summer 2019.
As well as giving an overview of the challenging bridge installation project, the team will share best practice on how the combined TfL/HUK team (both male and female) has delivered the project and how outstanding safety standards and an inclusive work environment has been achieved.
Crossrail is inviting a small group of Women in Transport members to the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail open day on Monday 9 July 2018 to view the new ticket halls, concourse and Elizabeth line platform.
This is a unique opportunity for our members to experience driving a London tube train. The training session, courtesy of Transport for London, will include the chance to experience driving a tube train simulator and to travel in the driver's cab of a Jubilee Line tube train with an instructor operator