PARTY CONFERENCE FRINGE EVENTS

23RD SEPTEMBER - 1ST OCTOBER 2019

OVERVIEW

Rethinking Rail Delivery: Coordination, Strategic Direction and Capacity Growth

Transport Times is collaborating with FirstGroup and Siemens to produce fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences which will focus on rail.

The events are free to attend but are strictly by invite only; please contact Kirsty Walton (kirsty.walton@transporttimes.co.uk) if you are interested in attending. We only have a limited capacity for both events and so we cannot give places to all requests. You will be informed if you have a place to attend by no later than mid September.

The events are located outside the secure zone. Refreshments will be provided at each.

Topics

The UK has the fastest growing railway in Europe with one of the best safety records. It is a UK success story but recent challenges in catering for continual growth has resulted in criticism from passengers and politicians, with calls for renationalisation. The organisational structure of the UK's railways is no longer working. Rail needs a new guiding mind. A "root and branch" review has been ordered and which is being led by Keith Williams and will be published later this year.

The private roundtable event will cover the following themes among others: The Williams Rail Review, capacity growth, strategic direction for rail, rolling stock, rail signalling and electrification.

Labour

Monday 23rd September 2019

13:00-14:00 Holiday Inn, Brighton

Room: Ashdown 2

Chaired by: 

  • Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times

Speakers

  • Steve Montgomery, MD - UK Rail, FirstGroup
  • William Wilson, CEO, Siemens Mobility
  • Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Transport Secretary (TBC - Invited)

Conservative

Tuesday 1st October 2019

13:00-14:00 Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester

Room: Private Room 17

Chaired by:

  • Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times

Speakers

  • Steve Montgomery, MD - UK Rail, FirstGroup
  • William Wilson, CEO, Siemens Mobility
  • Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (TBC - Invited)

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