5th Annual (2018)

UK Rail Industry Forum

Wednesday 12 September 2018

5th Annual (2018)

UK Rail Industry Forum

Improving rail operations and infrastructure to drive rail sector growth
Wednesday 12 September 2018 Addleshaw Goddard, Central London
The UK Rail Industry Forum returns to provide an essential update and strategic insight for the UK rail sector. Attend to consider the major challenges facing the industry, receive the latest updates on policy, and insight into how schemes and rail improvements are progressing. Join us to hear from the rail industry’s most important leaders from Network Rail, transport authorities, Government, rail and transport lawyers.

Highlights of attending:

  • Receive the latest updates on the rail industry, allowing you to be prepared for the biggest challenges and opportunities for the sector in 2019 and beyond
  • Find out more about the future of franchising in the UK
  • Explore how to secure third party investment for rail projects and the impact of investment on future infrastructure delivery
  • Take away the latest insight on CP6 plans
  • Discuss how to respond to the recent growth of the industry and the lack of skilled staff
  • Learn how to successfully innovate customer experience and use technology to unlock capacity
  • Explore the recent updates on the digital rail revolution
  • Receive the latest insight on freight development plans

Just some of the key organisations that have attended previously:

Bombardier Transportation UK
Burgess Rail Solutions
Carillion Rail
Chiltern Railways
Competition and Markets Authority
CrossCountry Trains
Department for Transport
East Japan Railway Company
East West Rail Company
First Capital Connect
First Great Western
First ScotRail

Galliford Try
Hack Partners
Heathrow Airport
Hitachi Rail Europe
London Rail
National Grid
National Infrastructure Commission
Network Rail
Northern Rail
Office of Rail and Road

Qatar Rail
Rail Delivery Group
Rail Freight Group
Rail Strategy and Economics
Railway Industry Association
Siemens Rail Automation
Southeastern Railway
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Transport for London
Transport Scotland
Unipart Rail
Urban Transport Group
Virgin Trains East Coast
West Midlands Rail

Download the full list of organisations that have attended previously here

Why should I attend?

This important gathering of senior professionals in the UK rail industry will meet to discuss and debate the biggest challenges facing the current rail network and hear innovative solutions to concerns including capacity, connectivity and consumer experience.

Join the industry’s most important leaders from TOCs, FOCs, construction and transport consultants, and hear the latest insight on the future of franchising in the UK.

This essential one day event will provide tactical insight and the latest information on CP6 and beyond, as well as updates on projects including Transport for the North’s plans.

Reduced rates for TOCs

Reduced rates are applicable for train operating companies, click below to find out more.

Great speakers delivering valuable insight.

Who will I meet?

Key industry players including:

•    TOCs and FOCs
•    Government
•    Network Rail
•    Transport authorities
•    Investors and financiers
•    Train manufacturers
•    Rail consultants
•    Construction and engineering
•    Transport technology specialists
•    Rail and transport lawyers
•    Rail and transport industry associations

Rail Freight Group provide an insight into the future of the UK rail sector

Ahead of the UK Rail Industry Forum on the 12th September in London, Maggie Simpson, Executive Director at Rail Freight Group, shares her thoughts on what the future holds for the UK rail sector.

Interested in sponsoring?

To find out more about sponsoring UK Rail Industry Forum 2018, please click on the link below.

Young Rail Professionals discuss the future of the UK rail sector

Ahead of the UK Rail Industry Forum on the 12th September in London, Michael Charteris, Scheme Project Manager at Network Rail and National Chair of the Young Rail Professionals, shares his thoughts on what the future holds for the UK rail sector.

The conference was informative, and a useful networking event.

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A wide range of informative speakers across a number of key rail sector topics.


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