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1st Annual (2018)
Attracting Third Party Investment into the UK Rail Sector
Increasing confidence and contestability in the market, whilst reducing costs
Wednesday 31 January 2018
31st January 2017
Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
UK Rail Advisory
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we drive forward change in the industry to allow for more external investment in the rail sector
Changing the culture around rail investment
Are there appropriate opportunities for Third Party Financing of the railway that benefit both Government and investor?
How can we increase contestability in the UK rail sector
Accommodating appropriate risk sharing to attract to investment
Head of Energy & Infrastructure
Interim Northern Powerhouse Rail Director
Transport for the North
First Class Partnerships
An opportunity for new forms of partnership between the public and private sectors – three worked UK examples:
How do the projects serve the interests of both public and private sector operators?
How can the benefits of the schemes be defined and articulated in mutually compatible terms that align the interests of different parties?
What are the options for financing, procurement and delivery of the schemes?
How can private sector interest be maximised, and returns assured?
PROJECT UPDATE: Third party promoted schemes
Heathrow Southern Railway
Windsor Link Railway
Reflections on the Rail Franchise Residual Value Mechanism: Strengths Weaknesses, and Some Lessons From Other Industries
An analysis of third party investment opportunities and what delivery models should be considered
Are there more efficient ways of funding infrastructure, for both Network Rail and investor, than public-private partnerships?
DBFT or DBFO? Which model works best in third party investment?
Investment in the rail sector’s ancillary assets
Can investment in the operational railway really be generated?
East-West Rail: The new SPV that fully integrates rail operations
Creating a successful DBFO project
What investment model is being used to fund the project?
Who should bear the risk in privately financed infrastructure projects?
Lessons learnt from the project so far
East West Rail Company
Rock Rail: A new approach to funding rolling stock
An approach to investing in rail assets that generates efficiency for both taxpayer and passenger
Why Rock Rail has been so successful?
Key takeaways for others considering investing in the UK railways
Rock Rail Holdings
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference
*All sessions include a short Q and A.*
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