4th Annual (2019)

Transport-Led Development in the North of England

Tuesday 05 March 2019

Programme

Download
08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Kevin Riley
Director for Transport
WSP
09:40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Delivering a new Strategic Transport Plan to drive major improvements throughout the North of England
  • Creating plans to provide rapid, reliable and resilient rail links between our major towns and cities
  • Investing in lines, stations, services and franchises which will deliver greater connectivity, capacity and cost effectiveness
  • Next steps and priorities for delivering the Transport Plan
  • Reinforcing the major road networks across the North of England
  • Integrating smart travel technology into existing and new transport developments
Jonathan Spruce
Interim Director of Strategy
Transport for the North
10:10
Latest transport improvement plans that will unlock connectivity and growth in the region
  • Unlocking investment for sustainable growth and housing
  • Plans for further transport development
  • The importance of transport in supporting new housing delivery
  • Latest overview of the plans for transport infrastructure delivery
Nicola Kane
Head of Strategic Planning and Research
Transport for Greater Manchester
Anna-Jane Hunter
Director, North of England Rail
Network Rail
10:50
Morning refreshments
11:20
LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT UPDATE: Revealing the new terminal extension and the wider growth opportunities this creates
  • What to expect from the terminal expansion?
  • Improving sustainability at the airport
  • Remodelling the existing terminal
  • Update on plans for the extension
Phil Forster
Corporate and External Affairs Manager
Leeds Bradford Airport
11:50
Plans for improving connectivity and congestion on the roads
  • Delivering major infrastructure upgrades to support housing growth
  • Tackling road congestion - the priorities for solving congestion
12:20
HS2 UPDATE: Planning for phase 2 and the growth benefits the project creates
  • Latest updated timelines for delivery
  • Finalising the route – the extensions to Manchester and Leeds
  • Boosting jobs, housing and economic growth
  • Driving growth to the region with HS2
Lorna Pimlott
Director of Sponsorship & Policy, Phase 2
HS2
12:50
Networking Lunch
13:50
TYNE AND WEAR METRO UPDATE
14:20
Northern Powerhouse Rail: How the project will transport the northern economy and meet the needs of people and businesses
  • Ensuring a faster and more frequent rail connectivity between the North’s main centres and Manchester Airport
  • Next steps for Northern Powerhouse Rail
  • Understanding the role of Northern Powerhouse Rail in regenerating the region
  • Delivering new jobs, new homes and new opportunities to the North of England
  • Linking international, national, regional and local services though an integrated transport hub
Henri Murison
Director
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership
14:50
TransPennine upgrade: Delivering a better and upgraded route in the North
  • Update on the plans for the TransPennine route
  • Unlocking regional growth through infrastructure improvements
  • Using track realignment to improve line speeds, which deliver the quickest passenger benefits and unlock capacity
  • Next steps and priorities for the route
  • Prospects for electrification of the route
15:20
Afternoon refreshments
15:50
Overcoming the major challenges and barriers when planning and delivering transport infrastructure improvements
Kathryn Jump
Partner
Shoosmiths
16:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: Promoting infrastructure delivery in the North as one of the key solutions to increasing the region’s economic growth – the challenges and opportunities ahead
  • Unlocking the economic potential of the North through improved transport and connectivity
  • How to focus on the growth areas that can profit the North as a whole
  • Taking steps to prepare for Brexit in the transport industry
  • Does the lack of skilled young workers affect the delivery of new planned projects?
  • What more needs to be done to enable regional growth?
  • Discovering new areas due to benefit from investment
Richard Crabtree
Development Manager
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
17:00
Chair's closing remarks
17:10
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include a short Q and A.*