A peek behind the hoardings at Crossrail's Tottenham Court Road Station

Recently, a small group of Women in Transport members had the privilege of being invited to a preview of the new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station, before it opens its doors to the public in December this year. We were also very fortunate to be accompanied for part of the tour by the Project Manager, Lih Ling Highe, who gave us a real insight into her work with Crossrail over the past 9 years.

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Driving a London Bus

Once again, thanks to our hosts Arriva, we were able to offer members the chance to try their hand at driving a London bus. This very popular event has now become a fixture on the Women in Transport events calendar and we can safely predict all places being snapped up in twenty minutes.

On a sunny summer morning we were met at Tottenham Hale, by Nisha Ladkea, the Arriva instructor, who drove us in the double decker training bus to Edmonton Bus depot where it was the turn of members to get behind the wheel.

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Engineering, Misunderstood - a view from Katie Abraham

It is no secret that the transport industry faces many challenges and one of them is changing people’s perceptions of what we are and what we do. Engineering also faces the same challenge. There has been a notable movement in an attempt to increase the number of women in the industry. But, says Katie Abraham, if we want to see young girls become passionate about transport and engineering, do we need to address the misunderstood preconception?

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#PressforProgress with Women at Weston Williamson

Sonya Veerasamy was delighted to kick off International Women’s Day, with a few of the Women in Transport tribe, at a fabulous breakfast event hosted at Weston Williamson + Partners.

She ws treated to an awesome line up of speakers including Victoria Hills, CEO at Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), Sharon Young, Principal Project Engineer for the Step Free Access Programme at Transport for London (TfL), Kaye Stout, Partner at PTE Architects and Eugene Healy, Senior Associate at Weston Williamson + Partners.

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