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IGS UK Symposium: Use of Geosynthetics in Rail: Towards 2025

The UK Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) will be running a symposium at the National Railway Museum in York on the 18th April 2018.

About the Event

With high-speed railways planned across the world, budget limitations pressing for ever more efficient structures and the Paris Agreement demanding more sustainable solutions, there are many challenges to overcome in the rail sector.

The UK chapter of the IGS want to educate the Industry about the use of geosynthetics in Rail. The symposium will showcase the established use of geosynthetics in rail applications from around the world for over 30 years. It will also discuss how they could be utilised in high speed networks to create steeper embankments, construct abutments, facilitate drainage and many other uses.

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Symposium Programme

The one-day event will bring together consultants, contractors, academics and suppliers with experience of the opportunities and challenges of utilising geosynthetics in rail infrastructure. Speakers include HS2, Network rail, specialist rail contractors and consultants, professionals from network operators in France, Spain, Italy and Germany and world leading academics from Japan, amongst others.


All exhibition spaces have now been taken for the event.



TICKETS are now available through EventBrite: https://igsukrail.eventbrite.co.uk

Please take care in selecting the most appropriate ticket. We will be unable to part-refund tickets. IGS member tickets may be subject to additional verification.


How to get here

The symposium will be held at the National Rail Museum in York (Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ).

By rail

The Museum is only a few minutes’ walk from York station and the route is signposted:

  • Turn left outside the front of the station
  • Pass the Royal York Hotel and turn left into Leeman Road
  • Continue through the tunnel — the Museum is straight ahead.

There is also a direct route to the Museum via the station footbridge (not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs).

By bus

The Rawcliffe Park & Ride bus picks up and drops off just outside the Museum. More information visit the York Park and Ride site.

By car

The Museum is clearly signposted from all approaches to the city. Our visitor car park is on Leeman Road (£9 per day). Accessible parking is free, and available outside our City Entrance. There is also parking nearby at York Station .

On foot

It’s a 10 minute walk to the Museum from the centre of town, and the route is well signposted.

Chapter Sponsors


IGS UK is dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and associated technologies.

IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).



Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby
Tensar International Ltd.
Cunningham Court
Lions Drive
Shadsworth Business Park
Blackburn BB1 2QX

Phone: +44 (0) 1254 266 809
Email: committee@igs-uk.org
Website: www.igs-uk.org


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