PARTY CONFERENCE FRINGE EVENTS (RAIL)

25TH SEPTEMBER - 2ND OCTOBER 2018

OVERVIEW

Rail franchising and how rail can help re-balance the UK's economy

Transport Times is collaborating with 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 by invite only; please contact Kirsty Walton (kirsty.walton@transporttimes.co.uk) if you are interested in attending.

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

The roundtable discussion may take the following themes:

• Rail franchising
• How rail can help re-balance the UK's economy
• To what extent is the decline in patronage structural (semi-permanent) or cyclical (temporary)?
• Siemens' decision to invest in a new factory in Yorkshire
• The benefits of the delivery of rail work to local communities – i.e. via jobs and training opportunities

Labour

Tuesday 25th September 2018

13:00-14:00 Jurys Inn, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN

Room: Suite 4

Speakers:

  • Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair)
  • Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (invited)
  • William Wilson, Managing Director for Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility

Conservative

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

13:00-14:00 Jurys Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ

Room: 101

Speakers:

  • Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair)
  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport (invited)
  • William Wilson, Managing Director for Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility

Transport Times brings together top policy makers with senior political and delivery leaders to generate lively and relevant debates

Colin Matthews

Chairman, Highways England