Virtual Conference

Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation

Thursday 10 September 2020

Virtual Conference

Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation

Practical strategies to deliver sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy sources and greener rolling stock to reach the 2050 net zero targets
Thursday 10 September 2020 Virtual Conference
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. This virtual conference 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.

Why should I attend?

Attend this online event as rail leaders 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.

You will 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.

A few of the organisations who will be attending 

Addleshaw Goddard
Angel Trains
Apex Rail
Beacon Rail Leasing
Business Travel News
Campaign to Electrify Britain’s Railway
Chiltern Railways
Department for Transport

European Investment Bank
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Gemini Rail
Global Railway Review
Govia Thameslink Railway
Hitachi Rail
London South Bank University

National Westminster Bank
Network Rail
Rail Freight Group
Rail Media
Riding Sunbeams
Siemens Mobility
Transport Scotland
University of Leeds
West Midlands Rail Executive


Virtual conferences add flexibility – watch online from wherever is convenient whether it’s from home or the office. Join and watch live, or all content will be made available after the event on demand.

Interested in being involved?

To find out more about sponsoring, exhibiting or speaking opportunities at Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation, please contact us using the link below.


  • Hear the UK’s plans to electrify the rail network and lessons learned from previous electrification challenges
  • Discover best practice in electrification with international examples including insight on how to deliver with cost efficiency
  • This is a live, virtual event – opportunities to ask your questions to all the speakers
  • Network and interact with attendees – range of networking options from seeing who is attending to arranging 1:1 and group calls
  • 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

You might be interested in our latest webinar recording on Achieving rail decarbonisation by 2040 – where are we now and what are the next steps? To access the recording, please click on the link below.

Who attends?

  • 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.


Addleshaw Goddard
Campaign to Electrify Britain's Railway

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