The leading event for the UK rail industry
Get up to speed on the most pressing issues facing the British rail industry – the event which offers unique access to leading figures from TOCs, ROSCOs, Network Rail and a whole host of transport bodies from across the UK.
Accelerate: Rail 2020 came at a water-shed moment for the rail industry to reflect on the significance of 2019 and CP6, and made progressive strides towards the future. In March 2020 we explored key themes including:
Unpack the phrase ‘Put Passengers First’ – learn from Transport Focus and the Rail Delivery Group and be inspired by leaders such as Southeastern, who have been unafraid to break the status quo and deliver unprecedented results for their customers.
Get an update on CP6’s new regional model from Network Rail‘s CEO, hear about vertical integration from Transport for Wales and take home insights from powerful Northern leaders on how you can increase regional accountability and engage local decision making.
Sustainability, investing in alternative fuels and going green is high on everyone’s agenda – don’t miss these honest sessions from Lilian Greenwood MP, Transport Scotland and Porterbrook about making green choices for future generations.
The future of ticketing
Two new and exclusive case studies from LNER’s Fare Reform and Trainline’s CEO speaking about the role of AI in the ticketing experience – find out how you can use live tweets to predict disruption and big data to predict price rises for journeys.
The Digital Railway
Technology is overhauling rail infrastructure and planning strategically for future technological innovation is imperative. Unmissable insights from Banedenmark and the National Skills Academy Rail will show you how to attract a skilled, gender-balanced workforce to construct the Digital Railway, and how you can implement a digital railway across the entire rail network.
Look beyond the tracks and seek to understand how rail will link up with other modes of public transport in the future. Presentations from Transport for West Midlands and ViaVan will explore how TOCs can meet evolving passenger expectations for seamless travel, including collaborating with firms such as Uber to provide ‘first and last mile’ services.
Minister of State, Department for Transport
Chief Executive Officer, Network Rail
Lilian Greenwood MP
Member, Transport Select Committee
Chief Executive Officer, Office of Rail and Road
Regional Managing Director for North West and Central, Network Rail
Chief Operating Officer, GTR
Chief Executive Officer, High Speed 1
Managing Director, CrossCountry Trains
With three tracks covering six key topics, we are making sure you can tailor your programme to tackle your most urgent objectives.
Accelerate: Rail Conference
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Chair's opening remarks - Paul Clifton, Transport Correspondent, BBC
Providing answers - the Williams Review and CP6
Click here for our tracks: The Digital Railway | Regional Devolution | The future of ticketing
The Digital Railway - Unlocking the technology needed to increase capacity
Regional Devolution - Tapping into local knowledge and increasing accountability
The future of ticketing - Seamless, paperless, cashless travel
Lunch hosted by PA Consulting
Click here for our tracks: 'De-Carbonisation' and Rolling Stock | Mobility-as-a-Service and Station transformation | Customer Experience
'De-Carbonisation' and Rolling Stock - Offering the lowest carbon transport
Mobility-as-a-Service and Station transformation - Creating new hubs at the heart of communities
Customer Experience - Striving for excellence
The future of British Rail
Chair's closing remarks and drinks reception
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