Public Transport Scotland 2023

Event date



Voco Grand Central Glasgow
99 Gordon Street
G1 3SF
United Kingdom

Public Transport Scotland 2023

4th Friday Club Event

Sponsored By

Alexander DennisPorterbrookResonateTracsis

About Public Transport Scotland 2023

With the high levels of interest in the future of Scotland’s bus and rail network, Modern Railways has joined forces with sister publication Buses to stage a two day transport conference at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on 8-9 March.

Day one of Public Transport Scotland 2023 will open with a rail agenda. Keynote speaker, Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland will begin the day followed by a line-up of senior rail professionals discussing the major innovations and policies shaping the country’s development. The Scottish Government has ambitious plans to decarbonise Scotland's rail network, and this will be a prominent focus in the discussions during the day.

SCHEDULE - Tuesday 8 March

09.55 Introduction from the Chair

10.00 A Scottish vision for the railways – Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland  

10.25 Scotland’s Railway: better in the making – Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway

10.50 The role of the private sector – discussion with: 

  • Mary Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Porterbrook
  • Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway
  • Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland 
  • Meirion Thomas, Chair, Railway Industry Association – Scotland

11.10 Coffee break

11.40 Building infrastructure reliability – Alastair MacFarlane, Head of Engineering and Asset Management, Network Rail

12.00 Luminate Traffic Management – Andy Jones, Resonate

12.20 Putting freight on the rails – Morwen Mands, Head of Sustainability, Highland Spring

12.40 Discussion  

12.50 Lunch

14.20 A strategy for net zero – Louise Shaw, Head of New Fleet Delivery & Procurement, Transport Scotland

14.40 Expanding the network: Levenmouth, new stations and more! – Gerry McQuade, Head of Programme Development, Network Rail

15.00 Preparing the Subway for mid-century flows  – speaker tbc

15.20 Discussion

15.30 Close

The schedule for 9 March will be posted on the Buses website.


For delegate places and sponsorship opportunities please contact Contact David Lane on 07795 031051 or