Introduction to Permanent Way

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide a delegate with a basic understanding of the Permanent Way Infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: –

    • Have a basic understanding of track construction and geometry
    • Have a basic understanding of Network Rail’s controlled Infrastructure relating to structures and buildings
    • Have a basic understanding of the renewal and maintenance of Plain Line and Switch & Crossings
    • Have an introduction to Network Rail company standards
    • Be aware of the need for structure gauging and clearances
    • Be aware of track defects and the remedies
    • Be aware of the requirements of off-track work

Course Duration

One Day.


There are no educational or competence pre-requisites for the course.

Personal Protective Equipment

P.P.E. is not required for this course.


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to the delegate on completion of the course.