1st Annual (2020)

Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation

Tuesday 17 March 2020

1st Annual (2020)

Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation

Practical strategies to deliver sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy sources and greener rolling stock to reach the 2050 net zero targets
Tuesday 17 March 2020 Addleshaw Goddard, London
In the light of the climate crisis and the target for decarbonisation of the UK rail network by 2040, this event will provide you with the most up to date plans and timelines for getting to net zero in the rail sector. The day will provide you with the methods and strategies that are helping to make this target become a reality, including the latest electrification plans, finding carbon-free alternatives for freight and the approaches to new infrastructure by major projects.

Highlights of attending: 


  • Find out the government’s plans and timelines for decarbonising the railway, including the priorities for both infrastructure and fleet
  • Hear the UK’s plans to electrify the rail network and lessons learned from previous electrification challenges
  • Discover best practice in electrification from an international model, such as how to deliver with cost efficiency
  • Explore what carbon alternatives exist for freight locomotives and the strategies for developing an overall modal shift from road to rail
  • Receive key insight on the innovative solutions that are helping the rail industry become carbon-free, such as the hydrogen train and solar powered railway lines
  • Learn from different train operators the requirements and solutions for decarbonisation and their sustainable development plans

Some of the organisations who have attended similar events previously:

Angel Trains
Arriva UK Trains
Bombardier Transportation
Department for Transport
Environmental Resources Management
Galliford Try Infrastructure
Heathrow Southern Railway

Hitachi Rail
Irish Rail
Kontron UK
London North Eastern Railway
Macquarie European Rail
Mott MacDonald
Movement Strategies
National Westminster Bank
Network Rail
Norton Rose Fulbright
Office of Rail and Road
Rail Delivery Group

Rail Strategy and Economics
Railway Industry Association
Scottish Development International
Société Générale
The National Skills Academy for Rail
Transport Focus
Transport for London
Transport for the North
Transport for Wales
Transport Scotland
Young Rail Professionals

Good content and speakers, as well as audience.

Save up to £50 on standard rates

Early-bird rates save you up to £50 on standard rates. Offer expires Friday 28th February.

Why should I attend?

The day will be bringing together rail industry leaders to address and explore the much needed fleet and infrastructure decarbonisation plans to keep on track with the government’s 2040 deadline for the removal of all diesel only trains.

Attend to gain the latest strategic insight on successful electrification delivery in Europe and the transformative technology that is driving sustainability and the net zero achievement forward, including the hydrogen train and solar powered traction systems.

Excellent - good range of speakers and subject matter - thought provoking and informative.

Who will I meet?

  • TOCs
  • FOCs
  • Government
  • Network Rail
  • ROSCO’s
  • Transport authorities
  • Investors and financiers
  • Manufacturers
  • Rail consultants
  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport technology specialists
  • Rail and transport industry associations

An excellent opportunity to obtain views from within the industry on future developments/requirements/strategic direction.

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Addleshaw Goddard
Campaign to Electrify Britain's Railway


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