RAILWAYS - OPERATING MORE EFFICIENTLY AND DELIVERING AN INCREASE IN CAPACITY THROUGH HSR

20TH SEPTEMBER - 3RD OCTOBER 2011

OVERVIEW

This year Transport Times is collaborating with FirstGroup and Bechtel to produce Rail Fringe events at all three main political party conferences.  All 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 served

This event will discuss how Britain's Train Operating Companies, Freight Operating Companies and Network Rail can work together to enact the recommendations contained in the McNulty Rail Value for Money Study and produce a more efficient cost base for the industry, thereby delivering a higher performing and sustainable railway network for rail users and taxpayers.  Discussion will also look at the ways that High Speed Rail can deliver capacity solutions for Britain’s growing railway.

 
Labour 
Wed 28 Sep, 13.15-14.30 Hilton Hotel, Grace Suite 2, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool, L1 8LW

Speakers:

Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Transport Secretary; 
Lawrie Quinn, Delivery Manager - Rail Projects, Bechtel (Chair); 
Professor David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times;
Hugh Clancy, Commercial Director, FirstGroup     
 
Conservative
Monday 3rd Oct, 17.30-18.30 Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Richter Suite, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Speakers:

Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport;
Professor David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (Chair); 
Tom McCarthy, Managing Director Rail, Bechtel;
Hugh Clancy, Commercial Director, FirstGroup

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

Colin Matthews

Chairman, Highways England