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Each year, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Division holds a competition of technical presentations. The competition is open to all young railway engineers including apprentices, undergraduates and those in the early stages of their career.

Daniel Basher, a product engineer at Digital Transit Limited took part in the competition, presenting work done on creating the Deployable Step for the Class 185 train. After winning the regional competition in the North West, he went on to compete in the final, held at the IMechE headquarters in London.

Out of eight finalists, Dan came in second place. A recording of the presentation can be seen below. More information on the step can be found in a previous blog post.


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