Infrastructure matters at Rail in the Midlands Conference

Network Rail North West and Central Region Managing Director Tim Shoveller will be amongst the speakers at the Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club Rail in the Midlands Conference at Derby Arena on 4 November.

The conference is being held alongside the Modern Railways RVE Show and is free for all registered visitors to attend. Fourth Friday Club members will benefit from visiting the exhibition as well as exclusive networking opportunities.

As the railway recovers from the pandemic, Mr Shoveller will discuss the challenges Network Rail faces in the region, how changes in demand could affect the railway’s operations, and the prospects for the long-term realised by High Speed 2 and Great British Railways.

Midlands Connect’s Head of Rail Karen Heppenstall will speak about the region’s impressive ambitions to upgrade its rail network, and how an integrated approach could benefit towns and cities across the Midlands, including the ambitious Midlands Rail Hub programme to increase capacity and cut journey times.

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