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ICE Early Careers Network West Midlands: Freightliner depot visit

Event organised by ICE

Date
01 May 2024
Time
18:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Freightliner Birmingham Terminal
Landor Street
Birmingham , B8 1BT
United Kingdom

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Overview

Join the ICE Early Careers Network West Midlands for a guided tour of Freightliner’s Birmingham road-rail terminal.

Freightliner’s Birmingham Terminal is a railroad terminal with daily rail movements to and from Felixstowe, Southampton, and London Gateway. The site includes two huge gantry cranes alongside rail sidings and a wide range of rail and mobile lifting equipment.

In addition, the site includes an advanced tracking and distribution system that uses state of the art technology, including optical recognition cameras, to weigh and track every container movement in and out of the facility.

There will be the opportunity to meet fellow engineers, network and learn more about one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the region.

The following PPE is required to attend this event:

  • Safety Boots
  • Hi-vis overalls
  • Hard hat
  • Goggles
  • Gloves 

Please note: you will need to bring your own PPE as this will not be provided.

Spaces for this event are extremely limited, once booking capacity has been reached, please contact [email protected] to be added onto the waiting list.

Programme

18:00

Arrivals

18:00-18:30

Presentation

18:30-19:45

Site tour

Speaker

Henry Metcalf MPWI GMICE

Henry Metcalf MPWI GMICE

Arup

track design engineer

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Henry Metcalf MPWI GMICE

Henry is a civil engineer with several years experience working in highways and rail design. In his current role, Henry is a track design engineer at Arup working on a range of UK and international rail projects.

Henry has previously served on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Young Professionals Panel, the ICE’s Kent and Sussex graduates, students and apprentices GSA committee, now the Early Careers Network (ECN) and at present serves on the Young Rail Professionals West Midlands committee.