Rail in the Midlands

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Derby Conference Centre
London Road
DE24 8UX
United Kingdom

Rail in the Midlands

4th Friday Club Event

Sponsored by

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It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with major investment at both East Midlands Railway and West Midlands Trains, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

This is a key moment for the lynchpin of the country’s rail network. Attend our Rail in the Midlands conference and learn about:
• Devolution of responsibilities
• Investment in the network
• Passenger service improvements


09.30 Doors open

09.55 Introduction from the Chair

10.00 Central Route: at the heart of the national network – Denise Wetton, Central Route Director, Network Rail

10.20 Train services for the West Midlands – Mike Hoptroff, Head of Planning, Access and Timetable Strategy, West Midlands Trains

10.40 Planning an improved rail offering for the West Midlands – Toby Rackliff, Strategic Lead, Rail Policy – West Midlands Rail Executive

11.00 Discussion

11.10 Coffee break

11.40 A new National Rail Contract – Tom Joyner, Managing Director, CrossCountry

Noon Increasing the whole life value of rolling stock – Rich Fisher, Head of Strategic Planning, Great British Railways Transition Team

12.20 Nottingham’s light rail system – Chris Wright, MD, Nottingham Trams

12.40 Discussion

12.50 Lunch

14.20 Revenue growth at the heart of a sustainable EMR – Simon Pready, Commercial Director, East Midlands Railway

14.40 Making Leicester station fit for the future – David Beale, Development Manager, Leicester City Council

15.00 Luminate Traffic Management – Dan Haycock, Head of Digital Portfolio Strategy, Resonate

15.20 Discussion

15.30 Conference closes


For delegate places and sponsorship opportunities please contact David Lane on 07795 031051 or david.lane@keypublishing.com