New build, CP6 and the Digital Railway
10 October 2019
Le Méridien Piccadilly, London
The Digital Railway
The big challenge of digital railway is the integration of the infrastructure and rolling stock, and with the need for asset renewal coming at the same time as 70% of passenger trains being fitted, Network Rail is presented with a huge opportunity to align track and train in an efficient manner. In this session, you will have the opportunity to hear from the Digital Railway as it embarks on its largest project to date, investing over £1.8bn in digital signalling, as well as a wider discussion focusing on the strategies needed to rollout ERTMS signalling in the UK.
From time to time, new concepts come along that the latest generation of engineers grasp with both hands but which others struggle to comprehend. Now we have Building Information Modelling, which is not only new but is now compulsory at Level 2 for all government-funded contracts. In this session, you will learn the latest developments of BIM Level 2 and what impact this will have on construction projects. Furthermore, the session also offers you a unique opportunity to witness BIM’s pivotal role in a large-scale rail construction project, Crossrail.
Smart Asset Management in AI
Introducing a predictive and preventative maintenance programme has long been an ambition of infrastructure managers. It promises to save time, reduce cost and ultimately increase the networks’ capacity. Network Rail has committed to investing in data aggregation and collection, which is driving this new condition-based approach of asset management. In this session, you will learn the ways in which data is processed and how it can offer actionable insights. Also, you’ll learn how AI and image-recognition technology is predicting potential faults – never seen before on the British railways!
Major Rail Projects
The UK continues to invest heavily in its rail infrastructure. Major projects are being delivered as part of the comprehensive Railway Upgrade Plan and include national schemes of work that will allow longer, faster and more frequent trains to run, so that the increasing demand for rail services can be met. In this session, you’ll be able to keep tabs on the UK’s largest railway projects from up and down the country and learn what the future holds for the industry.
Accelerate: Rail Infrastructure 2019 is the UK’s leading conference that brings together senior decision-makers delivering major rail projects in the UK and beyond.
The event offers unique access to leading figures connected to a whole host of rail infrastructure projects. From CP6 to BIM, ERTMS Signalling to large-scale construction projects, we’ve got everything covered.
New to 2019 sees the addition of asset management and the role of AI in the railways! Find out what the industry can learn by harnessing data for a predictive and preventative railway as well as the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence!
Why attend the event?
What will you learn?
Interview with Paul Boyle of LNER
Chief Engineer, Network Rail
Chief Executive, Office of Rail and Road
Head of Technical Information, Crossrail
Head of Commercial - Crossrail 2, Transport for London
Head of Western Alliance, GWR and Network Rail
Head of ERTMS, LNER
Programme Director, Network Rail
Chief Executive, Railway Industry Association
- All Topics
Day 1 Thursday, 10 October 2019
Welcome Address and Chair's opening remarks, Tim Wood, Transport for the North
Improving the efficiency of the rail network - from CP6 to beyond
The Digital Railway - increasing capacity by enhancing technology
The use of smart asset management and AI in the railways
BIM - Digital Twins for the digital built environment
An update on the UK's major rail projects
Chair's closing remarks followed by drinks reception
Set up meetings with our networking app
We want you to find the best connections possible and so this year, we’re using the networking app, Brella.
With Brella, you can view the event schedule, see who is attending, and easily connect with your fellow delegates with the ability to set up 1-to-1 meetings in our designated Brella networking zone.
1. Set up your profile
Tell us a bit about yourself – who you are, who you work for, and what topics you’re interested in
2. Time for matchmaking magic
Let everyone know who you want to meet – Brella’s unique algorithm will suggest the most relevant connections based on your interests
3. Book your meetings
Before the day, you can start booking in meetings with your fellow attendees – you can show your availability too so you won;t miss out on any content!
4. Time to meet-and-greet
Arrive at your chosen time to meet up with your new contacts in our designated Brella networking zone. You’ll even have your own assigned table. Easy!
Connect with your audience
Our attendees tell us their aim is to make meaningful connections with solutions providers. With this in mind, we have created a range of sponsorship opportunities that can help you raise your profile and reach the right people.
We can tailor any of the following to your needs:
On-site event branding
All tickets include:
1 day conference pass, lunch & refreshments and a drinks reception
When you buy 3 or more tickets
*These tickets are only available to direct employees of train operating companies / Network Rail / PTEs / national railway network infrastructure bodies, and will be awarded at the discretion of the conference organiser whose decision is final.
Consultancy, engineering and law firms are not eligible for this rate.