Inmarsat, London | 15 - 16 May 2019

Driving investment and development seminar – 26 June

13:30

Registration and refreshments

14:00

Chair’s Welcome

Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

14:05

Panel: Attracting third party investment in rail projects

With a national infrastructure funding gap, discuss the alternative models to drive public and private sector investment in schemes and to bring them to fruition. How can stakeholders drive investment and development at a local level?
David Biggs, managing director – property, Network Rail
senior representative,Infrastructure Projects Authority
Senior representative, Office of Rail and Road

 

14:50

Case Study: Utilising stations to drive economic growth

Exploring West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s plans for supporting third party development around major regional stations and its importance to driving connectivity in the network.
Liz Hunter, head of transport, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

15:10

Question and answer session

15:20

Networking and refreshments break

15:50

Explained: The Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline

Understand how the new RNEP intends to work and what this means for contractors, the supply chain and how this will drive outcomes.
Yaelle Ridley, Head of Client Portfolio, Network Rail

16:10

Creating rail hubs for the future

Outlining the design and delivery proposed for Old Oak Common station as an example of future proofing large rail hubs. Discover how it intends to overcome the challenges of linking HS2 and Crossrail with existing infrastructure and the benefits for further development of the area.
Bosco Lam, director, Wilkinson Eyre
Adrian Tooth, project director, WSP
Adrian Hooper, lead senior project engineer, HS2

 

16:30

Driving regional development through the Northern Powerhouse Rail

Pinpointing the true value of the Northern Powerhouse Rail scheme to the regional economy and why the Community Infrastructure Levy is key to the future of rail schemes.

16:50

Question and answer session

17:00

Chair’s closing remarks

17:15

Close of seminar

Main conference day – 27 June

08:00

Registration and refreshments

08:00

Breakfast Briefing (invite only)

How can we improve collaboration in order to decarbonise the UK rail and what will this mean for procurement and project delivery?

09:00

Chair’s Welcome

Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

09:05

Government address: future of the UK rail sector

In post-Brexit Britain, gain clarity and confidence from the Department for Transport on where they envision the sector heading in the next 5 years and how they will be investing.

09:05

High Speed Hack

6 teams will during the day plan and design a rail route using the latest ideas, principles and technology. The winner will be announced at the end of the day.

09:20

Panel Discussion: Dispelling uncertainty in the next generation of projects

Debating what government, clients and industry will need to do to drive forward projects, create a step change in the delivery and ensure all have the confidence to invest.
Tim Wood, northern powerhouse rail director Transport for the North,
Graham Botham, strategy and planning director, Network Rail

10:05

The rail sector deal and its benefits uncovered

Understand a new approach to transform the rail industry by increasing digital technology, boost productivity and improve services for the end user.
Anna Delvecchio, Amey
Phillip Hoare, Atkins Global

10:25

Fireside chat: The next steps for Crossrail 2

Mark and Michelle discuss the challenges, milestones and the importance of innovation and technology.
Michèle Dix, Amey Crossrail 2, Transport for London

10:45

Networking and refreshments break

11:15

East West Railway – focusing on stakeholder collaboration to drive development

Explaining the challenges and next phases of the £1bn collaborative investment in the link and drawing out lessons to be applied across future projects.
Simon Blanchflower, chief executive officer, East West Railway Company

11:15

Boardroom Brief (invite only)

Making the UK the most tech advanced in rail in the world

How can the rail industry benefit more from better understanding and analysis the wealth of data available for improved asset management, passenger experience and project delivery?

11:30

Improving rail links to Heathrow from the West and beyond

Examining the £900m route to better connect the UK’s busiest airport to the wider rail network and impact it will have for the environment and regional economy.
Tony Caccavone, surface access director, Heathrow

11:45

Upgrading the challenging and critical Trans Pennine route to meet demand

Pinpointing the challenges facing the update of a critical route and why closures and stakeholder engagement will be critical to deliver faster and more reliable services.
Kieran Dunkin, principal programme sponsor, TransPennine Route Upgrade, Network Rail

12:00

Midlands Connect: Increasing rail capacity in the Midlands

Uncovering the steps to drive efficiency of the midlands rail network to support an extra £649 million annual economic benefit in the region by 2037.
Maria Machancoses, director, Midlands Connect

12:15

Case study: Grand Paris Express – sharing best practice from the ongoing £30bn project

Highlighting the challenges, project management and tech solutions being employed to deliver a critical rail improvement across Paris.
Lionel Suquet, project director of T3C Ligne 15, VINCI Construction

12:30

Question and answer session

12:45

Networking Lunch

13:45

Digitising UK railways to increase capacity

Examining the benefits and challenges of moving to and on-board signalling system to enhance the efficiency of UK railway lines and what it means for the design of future assets.

13:45

Boardroom Brief (invite only)

Engaging with the supply chain to make UK a world leader in rail.
How can the industry develop and best utilise its resources to become more efficient in the design and deli very of major programmes?

14:00

Harnessing the benefits of having a digital twin for project delivery and management

Sharing insight into the what’s next for the Digital Railway and how a digital twin of assets can improve capacity, upgrades and passenger experience.

14:15

Question and answer session

14:30

Interview: Adapting new technology and innovation to an ageing infrastructure

Adopting technical change and maximising costs and time benefits, in a sector with an ageing infrastructure, space constrains and regulations

14:30

High Speed Hack

Teams have 10 minutes to present their solution back to the judging panel. The judges will then deliberate the winner before announcing at the end of the day

15:00

Networking and refreshments break

15:30

Improving collaboration to decarbonise UK rail

Hear how the UK plans to decarbonise the railway network by 2040 and what this means for rail infrastructure moving forward.
David Clarke, technical director, Railway Industry Association, Rail Industry Decarbonisation Task Force

 

16:10

Panel: Improving passenger experience and infrastructure through technology

Discussing how technology can provide a solution to an unsatisfactory passenger experience and what this means for how we plan and deliver projects in the future.
Anthony Smith, chief executive, Transport Focus John Sullivan, cio and innovation, Virgin Trains

16:45

High Speed Hack Review: Winner Announced

Hear how the hackers took on the High Speed Hack and what the challenges, solutions and outcomes were before the winner is announced

16:55

Chair’s closing remarks

17:00

Close of Future of Rail 2019

17:10-18:00

Drinks reception

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