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.

NEXT EVENT: Friday 26 April 2019

VENUE: Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

2019-04-26 10:00:00 2019-04-26 16:00:00 Europe/London Rail in the North Northern Rail Conference Science and Industry Museum, Manchester Fourth Friday Club 4thfridayclub@gmail.com


10.20 Introduction from the chair

10.25 Keynote speech: The role rail can play in rebuilding the North – Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester

10.45 Looking forward – Rob Warnes, Performance and Planning Director, Northern

11.05 Transformation on TransPennine – Leo Goodwin, Managing Director, TPE

11.25 Discussion

11.35 Coffee break

12.00 Rail infrastructure for the North – Martin Frobisher, LNW Director, Network Rail

12.20 Cutting trans-Pennine electrification costs – Andrew McNaughton, Strategic Technical Adviser, HS2

12.40 ARAMIS Traffic Management – Supporting operators to deliver improved Passenger Service – Andy Jones, Digital Railway Initiation Director, Network Rail and Rhianne Evans, Business Development Manager, Thales

13.00 Discussion

13.10 Lunch

14.30 Northern Powerhouse Rail – Tim Wood, NPR Director, Transport for the North

14.50 All change at Manchester Piccadilly – Roy Desouza, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

15.10 Justifying infrastructure investment in the North – Alastair Hutchinson, Associate, Steer

15.30 Discussion

15.40 Close

Programme subject to change: some speakers are invitees only at this stage

Organised by the Modern Railways 4th Friday Club and kindly sponsored by Thales


Tables of 10 at this event cost £1350 +VAT, sponsorship details available on request. Individual delegate places are available at £190 plus VAT. For further details please contact Contact David Lane on 07795 031051 or dave@davidlanepublishing.co.uk.