Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail, will be the keynote speaker.
Sir Peter has stated that a cultural change is required so that the railway becomes accustomed to operating the kind of service frequencies more commonly associated with a metro system.
The event builds on a seies of online Metroisation Case Study seminars:
The conference will highlight recent successful implementation of the latest technology to achieve the necessary upgrading, and also new sources of income that can be tapped by sharing in the uplift of land and house prices which arise from improved rail services.
Post Covid Public Transport - The opportunity exists to make a step change in improving public transport, spreading the former peak-hour load across the whole day, by providing 'Pullman Standard' seating and booking, so more passengers are carried in greater comfort and enjoy and make productive use of their travelling time. Services offering realtime booking and reservations, operating from user friendly stations which are community hubs, will provide a much more attractive experience than the private car while also decarbonising travel.
By working with local authorities, housebuilders and developers the rail industry can be seen as the national hero solving the triple crises of climate, NHS and housing. All three can be assisted by improved rail services at the heart of new development with integrated and active transport. Rail will be the spines linking new and existing communities and providing the back bone of the nation's public transport.
Come and learn how these exciting new opportunities and funding sources will be tapped. We stand at the threshold of a new era for rail at the heart of the nation. www.ConnectedCities.co.uk
Standard ticket: £125 + VAT
LAs/Govt Depts/Charities: £45 + VAT
The event will be a hybrid event, with some delegates and speakers present in person, and some online. The choice of mode willl be left to the individual attendee.
For those who chose to attend in person, information about the venue's measures and protocols to protect you from Covid-19 can be found here.
Sponsorship packages with opportunities for stands and promotions are available. Please contact the organisers on YWRtaW4gfCBDb25uZWN0ZWRDaXRpZXMgISBjbyAhIHVr for details.
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Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail - Metroisation of the Railways
Stephen Pauling, Head of Rail and HS2, Midlands Connect - Midlands Engine Rail: delivering a step-change in rail connectivity
Simon Elliott, Head of Rail Programme, Transport for Greater Manchester - Metroisation and New Stations
David Thomas, Lead Development Manager,. Thameslink Programme,. Network Rail - Delivery of ATO, ERTMS and ETCS and Timetabling and Logistics of Metro Frequency Services
Andrew Williams, Principal Development Manager, Network Rail Property - Reducing the Financial Burden of Operating, Maintaining and Enhancing Britain’s Railway
Liam Robinson, Chair of the Transport Committee, Liverpool City Region - Why a Combined Authority Chooses to Invest in Rail
David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail Property - Network Rail Major Projects Programme & Railways' Engagement with Communities
Martin Tugwell, President Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport - Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places
James Harris, Royal Town Planning Institute - Access to the Railways: settlement patterns and urban form
Richard Simmons, Trustee and Chair of Policy Committee, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England - Green Belt Policy
Nicholas Falk, URBED (urban and economic development) - Land Value Sharing: generating funding for public transport infrastructure
Camilla Ween, Head of Communications, ConnectedCities - The ConnectedCities methodology: how rail enables a cluster of towns to federate into a ConnectedCity
Jenny Raggett, Transport for New Homes - Kemble to Stroud Double Tracking: case study of shifting funding from road to rail
Andreas Markides, Past President CIHT & Director Markides Assocs – Better Transport Hubs: integrating all travel modes
Tickets for Metroisation of the Railways: ConnectedCities can be booked here.
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