Virtual Conference

UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Programme

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08:45
Networking
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Jonathan Chatfield
Head of Policy (Freight and Stations)
Rail Delivery Group
09:40
Government vision for GB rail stations
  • Future approach to stations taking account of the Williams Review
  • Long term vision for all 2500+ GB stations
  • Responding to increasing modal shift - what are the predictions and trends?
  • Focusing on the climate emergency and 2050 net zero targets – policy for for greener stations and interchanges
10:00
Network Rail plans and stations strategy for the UK
  • ‘Tomorrow’s Living Stations’ report – what are the outcomes and the future role of stations?
  • Sustainability plans and timelines for stations in light of the climate emergency
  •  Putting passengers first in stations - operations, customers
  • Future development plans for stations – what are the priorities in CP6?
  • The value of station investment 
Malcolm Pitt
Head of Station Strategy
Network Rail
10:20
Innovative infrastructure investment to promote wider growth and regeneration
  • The role of stations in creating new investment opportunities - Birmingham International
  • Balancing the railway needs vs local regeneration ambitions – overcoming the challenges and lessons learned to date
  • Challenges with land value capture around stations
  • What are the current opportunities for investment and where?
Jonathan Bretherton
Managing Director
Urban Growth Company
10:40
Morning break and networking
11:10
Panel discussion: Putting the passenger first – how do we design and maintain fully accessible and inclusive stations?
  • Incorporating accessibility into station masterplans – what are the methods?
  • Strategies for hidden disabilities
  • Station and passenger information – what improvements are needed?
  • Developing stations to serve local communities – assessing the different needs in different areas
  • Making stations safe and secure – learning from past challenges
Stephanie Tobyn
Deputy Director, Consumers
Office of Rail and Road
Andrew Went
UK Rail Leader
Arup
Steven Mifsud
Director
Direct Access
11:50
Optimising on the relationship between station retail and wider regeneration
  • What are the station retail trends and how do we optimise on these to encourage development and station use?
  • Major project progress and updates
  • What opportunities exist for retail investment and where?
Sam Stokes
Senior Development Manager
LCR
12:10
East West Rail Project updates: Progress with current station development
  • Delivery timelines
  • Updates and priorities for 2020
  • Main challenges faced so far and how they have been overcome

 

Martin Phillips
Head of Customer Strategy
East West Rail
12:30
Networking lunch
13:30
Aligning station development with housing targets to maximise regeneration opportunities
  • How can this be done effectively?
  • Plans for housing development around stations to help densification
  • Stations and property – how do they interface?
  • Linking communities with new infrastructure – best practice in public consultation
13:50
Transport for Greater Manchester - Station upgrades and development as a catalyst for economic growth in suburban areas
  • What is the investment structure and strategy?
  • Station plans, priorities and timelines
  • What are the housing and employment opportunities being created?
Simon Elliott
Head of Rail Programmes
Transport for Greater Manchester
Rick Lawrence
Partnerships & Property Director
LCR
14:10
Panel discussion: Improving collaboration in order to successfully deliver station regeneration
  • Williams Review impacts on station ownership and development and what that means for all involved
  • How to manage the requests, concerns and priorities of all stakeholders
  • Recognising the role of local authorities from start to finish
  • Importance of developing strategic and collaborative methods from the project beginning
Anna Heaton
Partner
Addleshaw Goddard
Matt Ward
Head of Strategic Development Projects
Plymouth City Council
Jeremy Long
Chair; former CEO-European Business
Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership; MTR
14:40
Afternoon break and networking
15:10
Value of station investment
  • Impact of stations on the economy and wider community
Jonathan Chatfield
Head of Policy (Freight and Stations)
Rail Delivery Group
15:30
Delivering development of all scales – the need for small station regeneration
  • Importance of community rail in valuable upgrades and enhancements
  • The role of the station in a small community – why is it needed?
  • How to engage and involve the wider community in regeneration projects
15:50
Learning from international multi-modal station development and applying lessons to future projects
  • Methods and approaches to station enhancement projects
  • Main challenges with design and asset management and how to overcome
  • Best practice in engaging all stakeholders in order to deliver within specification and budget
16:10
Chairs' closing remarks
16:15
Close of conference and networking

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