Science and Industry Museum
Rail in the North of England
ABOUT RAIL IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND
Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.
To enquire about attendance or for sponsorship opportunities please contact David Lane on 07795 031051 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaired by Jonathan Chatfield, Head of Policy (Freight and Stations), Rail Delivery Group
10.00 DfT’s plan for the railways of the North of England – Nick Bisson, Director, Integrated Rail Plan and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Rail Infrastructure Group, Department for Transport
10.20 Improving operations at Northern – Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Northern Trains Ltd
10.40 Reshaping rolling stock fleets for a decarbonised future – Ben Ackroyd, Chief Operating Officer, Porterbrook
11.10 Coffee break
11.40 Enabling rail in the north through digital technology – Andrew Hunter, Head of Technical Solutions, Thales GTS
12.00 Supporting safe and economic rail operation and development in the North –Tom Lee, Director of Standards, RSSB
12.20 Investing in rail in the Liverpool City Region – David Powell, Programme Director - Rolling Stock, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
12.40 Transport planning with devolved government – Vernon Everitt, Transport Commissioner for the Mayor of Manchester
14.30 Joining communities across the Pennines – Fiona Cane, Head of TRU Delivery Partnership, TransPennine Express
14.50 Striking the right chord – why a long-term rail strategy is key to the UK economy – Andrew Dugdale, Rail Director, Mott MacDonald
15.20 Rail infrastructure in the North West – David Golding, Passenger Strategy Director, North West & Central Region, Network Rail
15.40 Sorting out the Oxford Road corridor – Richard Harper, Associate Director, Steer
16.00 Irlam station: a restoration marvel – Julie Thompson, Consultant, General Manager and Kirsty Martin, Arts & Heritage Project Manager, Hamilton Davies Trust
16.20 Conference closes
Optional tour of Irlam station and social networking in Irlam station bar.
Walk from Science & Industry Museum to Deansgate and take 16.48 off Deansgate, into Irlam at 17.01
Programme subject to change