Central London

This event is CPD certified. Guest of Honour: Clare Moriarty, Director General, Rail, Department for Transport. Taking place one year on from the Browne Report and as the High Speed Rail Bill continues its passage through the House of Commons, this seminar will consider the priorities for the UK rail sector in terms of track capacity, inward investment, and the potential of regional regeneration moving into the next Parliament. Planned sessions also focus on the next steps for major infrastructure projects such as HS2, Crossrail and Crossrail 2, the future of UK franchising as routes are newly tendered and political parties set-out competing policy, as well as the challenges facing rail companies in meeting cost-saving targets totalling £3.5bn by 2019. We are delighted that Clare Moriarty, Director General, Rail, Department for Transport; Chris Dulake, Chief Engineer, Crossrail; Professor Chris Nash, Research Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Dr Caroline Lowe, Principal Engineer, Network Rail; Richard Price, Chief Executive, Office of Rail Regulation; David Sidebottom, Passenger Team Director, Passenger Focus and John Smith, Managing Director, GB Railfreight have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar. James Rowntree, Managing Director – Transportation Europe, CH2M HILL; Waheed Nazir, Director of Planning and Regeneration, Birmingham City Council; Ralph Smyth, Senior Transport Campaigner and Barrister, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Nicholas Evans, Partner, Government & Infrastructure, Bircham Dyson Bell have also agreed to speak. Graham Evans MP, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for High Speed Rail and Kelvin Hopkins MP, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

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