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Prestige Lecture - Manchester Metrolink and the Evolution of Tram Technology Thursday 12th April 2018

e2cd8a88c3274c91bd3d5114cb278a37-huge-meThe Manchester Retired Members Group of the IET are presenting the 2018 Prestige Lecture on Manchester Metrolink history and technology.

Manchester's first tram age began in 1877 with the first horse-drawn trams. By 1949 the last Manchester tram line was closed. Until the current Metrolink network was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 July 1992. The current network consists of seven lines, and growing. It is operated by a fleet of Bombardier Flexity Swift M5000s.

The talk this evening will take a brief look at the evolution of electric tramways in Manchester and the surrounding area from 1900 to the present day. It will then explore the evolution of the vehicles and the electrical technology, recognising the growth in the number of systems to be found on a tramway today. The evening will conclude with a look to the future and some discussion on the impact of rapidly-changing technology.

For more information and to register this event, please visit the event page
IET Manchester Annual Dinner 2018 - Thursday 15th March 2018

f93a2ed25d1ec18e060fa3518ac3083f-huge-imOur next Friends of the IET Manchester Annual Dinner 2018 took place at Radisson Blu Hotel in the evening of Thursday 15th March 2018. This year's event was hosted by the IET Manchester Network Chair, Leona So, compered by the IET Manchester Network Junior Vice Chair Angela Rotheram and we were privilage to have Past IET President, Professor Jeremy Watson CBE and former IET Manchester Chairman Professor Nigel Linge to speak.

WSP is our sponsor for this year's annual dinner.ce2ba7d94edca64d65b70fc36c66705f-huge-ws

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Power & Energy, Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry and Resources sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 42,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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