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 ( if you are interested in attending.

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

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.


Monday 23rd September 2019

13:00-14:00 Holiday Inn, Brighton

Room: Ashdown 2

Speakers: TBC


Tuesday 1st October 2019

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

Room: Private Room 18

Speakers: TBC

Transport Times is well known for providing unrivalled insight into the transport industry from thought leaders in the sector. The awards and events that the Transport Team produce have similar status as the best in the industry, and that's why we've been proud of First Group's involvement over the years in sponsoring numerous awards and why we will continue to support these events in the future

Tim O'Toole CBE

Former CEO, FirstGroup