UK RAIL SUMMIT

4TH MAY 2017

15 CANADA SQUARE
LONDON E14 5GL

AGENDA

08:00-09:00                   Registration

09:00-9:30

Welcome & Keynote Address
Chaired by Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times

  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport 
09:30-11:00

Session 1: Challenges facing Network Rail in increasing capacity and meeting the needs of the customer
Chaired by David Williams, Partner, KPMG

  • Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair, Network Rail
  • Prof. Stephen Glaister, Chair, ORR

11:00-11:30

Refreshment break
11:30-13:00

Session 2: Is franchising working? Are too many TOC's struggling to operate profitably and will DFT bale them out of they fail?
Chaired by Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times

  • Tim O'Toole CBE, Chief Executive, FirstGroup
  • Louise Ellman MP, Chair, Transport Select Committee (invited)
  • Paul Plummer, Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group 

13:00-14:00

Lunch
14:00-15:30

Session 3: Priorities for rail across the UK
Chaired by Ed Thomas, Partner, KPMG

  • Nick Donovan, Director of Rail, Northern Powerhouse
  • Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland 
  • Gareth Powell, Director of Strategy & Contracted Services, TfL

SPEAKERS


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

    Secretary of State for Transport

  • SPEAKERS

  • Prof. David Begg (Chair)

    Chief Executive
    Transport Times
  • Stephen Glaister

    Board Member - Chair
    ORR
  • Sir Peter Hendy CBE

    Chair
    Network Rail
  • Tim O'Toole CBE

    Chief Executive
    FirstGroup
  • Paul Plummer

    Chief Executive
    Rail Delivery Group
  • Gareth Powell

    Director of Strategy & Contracted Services
    TfL
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