1st Annual (2020)

Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation

Thursday 10 September 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
Thursday 10 September 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.

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.

Just a few of the organisations who will be attending 

Addleshaw Goddard
Angel Trains 
Apex Rail GmbH
Beacon Rail Leasing
Business Travel News
Chiltern Railways
Department for Transport
Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Gemini Rail
Govia Thameslink Railway
Hitachi Rail
London South Bank University
National Westminster Bank

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

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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.

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 with international examples including insight on 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

Interested in being involved?

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

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

Good content and speakers, as well as audience.

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

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

This event is now scheduled for September, 10th at Addleshaw Goddard, London


Addleshaw Goddard
Campaign to Electrify Britain's Railway

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