Joint IStructE and the ICE Bristol City Club - To Cardiff and Back

A retrospective look at the choices and decisions that influenced the electrification of the Great Western and beyond.
This is a joint event with the ICE Bristol City Club.
About the speakers:
Jo Griffiths is the Principal Civil Engineer for Western and Wales IP and Principal System Safety Engineer for The Greater West Programme, which includes Great Western Electrification. 

Chartered in 2005 she is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) gained through a successful rail career delivering in a range of roles from designer, engineering manager, and project director; with P&L accountability and international experience.  Jo has been part of the electrification project since 2012 providing civil design solutions, and now leads the system safety, RAM (reliability, availability and maintainability), safe integration and interoperability for the programme.
Howard Elliot is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Project Engineering Manager on the Great Western Electrification Project.

Howard graduated from City University in the early 90’s and went into contracting for regional and national organisations, from there he took the opportunity to work for designers on major international engineering projects. He joined Network Rail in 2006 where he has worked on their FTN/GSM-R, Blackfriars Station and Great Western Electrification projects. He has been part of the electrification project since its inception over seven years ago, providing engineering leadership for the design integration of this new flagship scheme into this historic and operational railway.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

18:00 for 18:30 start


Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TR

Joanna Griffiths and Howard Elliot

Event Association
Network Rail

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Additional Information
Tea and coffee served before the talk

Cold buffet served after the event

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Regional Group
Western Counties

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