The UK Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) hosted their 3rd 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 ran this symposium to educate the Industry about the use of geosynthetics in Rail. The symposium showcased the established use of geosynthetics in rail applications from around the world for over 30 years. It also discussed how they have been utilised in high speed networks to create steeper embankments, construct abutments, facilitate drainage and many other uses.

Symposium Programme

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

Presentation Downloads

PDFs of the presentations are available at:

Note: the Page Password can be found on the Lanyard Insert from the symposium.