Developed jointly with the Railway Industry Association (RIA), this seminar will reflect on recent rail electrification experiences to identify lessons learned, explore what electrification should cost and discuss how the industry and government can regain their confidence in electrification being the first consideration in any move to decarbonise the railway by 2040.
Address the cost and engineering issues being faced by the industry, and how these are being managed by operators and contractors alike. Hear lessons learned from implementation projects to take back to your organisation, including an exclusive review from Network Rail.
This year, presentations will address challenges from the past, how these experiences are shaping current projects and the future of the rail industry and electrification policy.
New for 2019 - Learn about the latest innovations during RIA-led “Unlocking Innovation” sessions relating to:
1. Reducing Electrification Costs
2. Delivering Electrification More Effectively
If you are interested in delivering a 3-minute pitch at the event and present your innovative product or service, please send a short paragraph summarising the presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. All accepted submissions will be required to purchase a delegate ticket. As an accepted speaker, you will be entitled to a 20% discount.
Attend this seminar to:
- Receive exclusive updates on the status of projects going ahead and future electrification plans including Great Western Railway and Network Rail
- Hear insights from key opinion leaders on the changing landscape of rail electrification and the move towards a policy reset, including Arriva and Transport Scotland
- Learn about the latest innovations during RIA-led “Unlocking Innovation” sessions relating to reducing costs and improving delivery
- Take advantage of the unique opportunity to take part in an interactive discussion with other industry experts to express your views on the future of electrification policy
- Ask key questions specific to your project needs during the Q&A sessions following each presentation
Seminar topics include:
- Transport Scotland share insights into the changing landscape of rail electrification and what this might mean for current and future projects
- Network Rail reflect on recent experiences and discuss lessons learned for future projects
- Railway Industry Association discuss ways in which the implementation of electrification can be made economically viable
- Porterbrook and Ricardo deliver a joint presentation to discuss hybridisation options for the electrification transformation of diesel trains
- Great Western Railway share practical insights from current electrification projects
Seminar speakers include:
- Mark Hopwood, Managing Director, Great Western Railway
- Phil Doughty and Richard Stainton, Professional Heads, Network Rail
- Mary Hewitt, Strategy and Policy Director, Arriva
- Stephen Kent, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
- David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association
- Bill Reeve, Commercial Director, Transport Scotland
Attendees from previous seminars included representatives from:
Arthur Flury (UK) Ltd
Balfour Beatty Rail Technologies
Department for Transport
EA Technology Limited
Electren UK Ltd
Furrer+Frey GB Ltd
Great Western Railway
Interfleet Technology Ltd
Preformed Line Products GB Ltd
Samuel Knight Recruitment
SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit
South West Trains
SPL Powerlines (UK) Ltd
University of Birmingham
University of Huddersfield
University of Sheffield
URS Infrastructure and Environment UK Limited
Delegate feedback from the previous seminar:
"A great networking event to stayed tuned into electrification news".
Principal Conformance Engineer, Network Certification Body
"Excellent forum to discuss the challenges of electrification and perhaps the only platform to give the industry a voice in its defence".
Senior EMC Engineer, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit
"Excellent event that takes the pulse of the industry".
Associate Director - Economics, CH2M
"A valuable insight into the current status of UK electrification projects".
Contact Systems Engineer, Furrer+Frey GB
"This event provided me with a unique insight into the latest updates and issues facing the industry".
OLE Design Engineer, TSP Projects
"As an engineer just beginning my career, it was insightful to hear from so many experienced members of the industry".
Railway Assurance Engineer, MMRA
Railway Division, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Iain Flynn, Independent Rail Manager and Engineer
Felix Schmid, Chair, IMechE Railway Division
Martin Beable, Engineering Director, Abellio Greater Anglia
Martin Elliott, Chief Technical Officer, Ricardo Rail
Peter Stanton, Independent Railway Engineering Consultant
Andy Mellors, Managing Director, South Western Railway
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