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Event Organiser: ICE

Worcester southern link road railway bridge extension project, Pershore

  • Lecture
  • Pershore
  • 12 September 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:30
Worcester southern link road railway bridge extension project, Pershore

About this event

On 26 May 2018 a 5 day railway possession started to facilitate the installation of the new rail over road bridge on the Southern Relief Road at Worcester, the first project in the area to use a self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT).

The talk will cover the scheme, the parties involved, the detailed planning and works leading up to the possession and the bridge move itself utilising an SPMT.

The event will be illustrated with slides and videos from various stages of the project.


For more information, please contact:

Malcolm Corlett
e: [email protected]


Siân Pitchford

Senior Project Engineer

Siân is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years' experience with a wide base of rail infrastructure and major highways project experience.

She is experienced in all aspects of the management and coordination of works adjacent to and on mainline railways, including track possession works, as well as roadworks, structures and large viaduct schemes. She works closely with clients to ensure their requirements are fulfilled.

She has previously worked for major contractors undertaking various roles before joining SLC Rail 4 years ago.

Rob Whalley

Head of Discipline – Rail Engineering Management

Rob was engaged by the Worcestershire County Council (WCC) to lead the design and integration of the new span of the SLR railway bridge extension as the Rail Contractors Engineering Manager (CEM). Rob was responsible for the design from feasibility through to detailed design and hand over from WCC to Network Rail (NR). Rob was responsible for the integration and overall assurance, verification and validation of the multi discipline design project.

Tim Ball

Contracts Manager

Tim has significant experience in providing planning, design and project management for civils and rail infrastructure projects.

He provided significant planning and programming sequencing to the rail possession works and undertook the role of CRE Civils on the scheme.

Event venue

Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Pershore WR10 1PT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

e: [email protected]