UK RAIL SUMMIT

24TH MARCH 2020

15 CANADA SQUARE
LONDON E14 5GL

OVERVIEW

In 2020 the UK rail industry faces a key challenge – improving performance. After over two decades of growth passengers and political leaders across the country are frustrated about performance. The industry has been accused of "over-promising and under-delivering".
Expected shortly, The Williams Rail Review has been looking at reforms and would provide a chance to change the fares system as well as introducing a new national rail body and 15 to 20 year passenger transport operator contracts.

Meanwhile, record investment continues to go into the industry. New capacity and digital signalling are in prospect. Flagship projects such as HS2, Crossrail and Northern Powerhouse Rail will deliver the capacity requirements the network desperately requires.

The UK government has also pledged investment in cleaner and greener transport with railways leading the way in green technology. Further electrification of the rail network is necessary to help the UK meet its decarbonisation targets.

The 2020 summit will tackle themes challenging the industry including:

• Priorities for rail across the UK
• Implementing the recommendations from the Williams Review
• Decarbonising the railway
• The future of HS2

The conference agenda is evolving week by week, keep checking back on here to see who we have lined-up to speak!


Delegate prices start from £109+VAT. We are also pleased to offer a 15% discount on purchases of 3 or more tickets.

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SPEAKERS


  • SPEAKERS

  • Chris Croft (Session Chair)

    Director – Strategy Group
    KPMG
  • Michèle Dix CBE

    Managing Director
    Crossrail2
  • Andrew Haines

    Chief Executive
    Network Rail
  • David Hughes

    Strategy and Programme Director
    Transport for the North
  • Maria Machancoses

    Director
    Midlands Connect
  • John Nelson

    Author
    Losing Track
  • Sarah Owen-Vandersluis (Session Chair)

    Partner, Head of Public Sector Mobility and Trade Lead Partner
    KPMG
  • Anthony Perret

    Head of Sustainable Development
    RSSB
  • Bill Reeve

    Rail Director
    Transport Scotland
  • Maggie Simpson

    Director General
    Rail Freight Group
  • Anthony Smith (Session Chair)

    Chief Executive
    Transport Focus
  • Jim Steer

    Director
    Greengauge21
  • Ed Thomas (Session Chair)

    Partner, UK Head of Transport
    KPMG
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