UK Rail Summit Goes Virtual

The annual UK Rail Summit is moving online on 18th September 2020! We're delighted to bring you our very first virtual event, this Autumn. Book now to secure your place at the UK Rail Summit, and enjoy all the usual benefits of a conference straight from your office, living room or wherever you may be.

How to Get Rail Back on Track

At the start of this year the UK rail industry faced 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".

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has brought an onslaught of further challenges for the industry. Challenges that need to be faced head-on.

This one-day online conference will look at how we get rail back on track.

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 2020 summit will tackle themes challenging the industry including:

  • Moving rail forward in a Covid-19 Britain
  • Getting passengers back on trains
  • Speeding up planning and delivery
  • Priorities for rail across the UK
  • Delivering HS2

Prices start from £89+VAT. We are also pleased to offer a 15% discount on purchases of 3 or more tickets.

Members of the Rail Industry Association (RIA) and members of Women in Transport are entitled to a 10% discount.

How does an online event work?

With an online event you should expect to experience a line-up of speakers and topics of the same standard you have come to expect with all of our physical attend-in-person conferences. With an online conference however comes much more flexibility. You can tune in from anywhere as long as you have a good internet signal, whether that be from the office or at home!

To attend the online conference you need to book your place on our website, the same way you would for our physical event. Prices start from £89+VAT.

Prior to the event, all delegates who have booked will be supplied with details of how to access the conference. On 18th September you will log on and be able to view all of the sessions via video streams, and be able to participate in Q&A sessions via the chat facilities. You will also be able to network with exhibitors and fellow delegates, as well as take part in polls throughout the day.