FRINGE EVENTS (RAIL) - BEYOND HS2, WHAT NEXT FOR RAIL?

22ND SEPTEMBER - 7TH OCTOBER 2014

OVERVIEW

Transport Times is collaborating with Keolis UK and Siemens to produce fringe events at all three main political party conferences which will focus on rail.  All of these fringe events are free of charge and are located outside the secure zone so attendees will not require a pass to attend.  Refreshments will be provided at each of the fringe events.


Labour

Monday 22nd September 2014

12:30-13:30 Dickens / Thackery Room , Radisson Blu Edwardian, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Speakers:

Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Prof David Begg, Chief Executive Transport Times (Chair)

Nick Watson, Sales Director, Siemens Rail Systems

Alistair Gordon, CEO, Keolis UK

Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council


Conservative

Monday 29th September 2014

13:00-14:00 Room 101, Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ

Speakers:

Claire Perry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (invited)

Prof David Begg, Chief Executive Transport Times (Chair)

Steve Scrimshaw, Managing Director, Siemens Rail Systems

Alistair Gordon, CEO, Keolis UK


Liberal Democrat

Tuesday 7th October 2014

18:15-19:15 Castle 3, Crowne Plaza, Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT

Speakers:

Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport

Prof David Begg, Chief Executive Transport Times (Chair)

Steve Scrimshaw, Managing Director, Siemens Rail Systems

Ruud Haket, Chief Operating Officer, Keolis UK

Discussions about future rail policy tend to be dominated by HS2 and more recently HS3 to provide improved connectivity across the Pennines. It is claimed by One North that HS3 is as important as HS2. The panel will debate this claim and look at the feasibility of further high speed lines. But beyond this, what will be the key issues in the next five years and how do we make sure that the passenger experience is at the heart of this?  Have the privatised rail operators delivered for passengers and taxpayers? This debate will examine upcoming projects that will change the way we commute and how investment in such projects may benefit rail users. Join our panel for a wide ranging discussion looking at future trends and developments ranging from infrastructure priorities, to overcrowding and accessibility.

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Sir Terry Morgan CBE