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, Jonathan Chatfield

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

10.45 Northern transformation – Rob Warnes, Network Planning Director, Northern

11.05 Taking the North further – 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 Getting Electrification Costs Right – Starting with TransPennine – Prof Andrew McNaughton, University of Southampton

12.40 ARAMIS Traffic Management – Supporting operators to deliver improved Passenger Service – Ian Barnes, Programme Manager, Network Rail Digital Railway and Rhianne Evans, Business Development Manager, Thales

13.00 Discussion

13.10 Lunch

14.30 Improving availability through Condition Based Maintenance – Andy Stephens, Sales Manager, Perpetuum

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

15.10 All change at Manchester Piccadilly – Julian Lipscombe, Bennetts Associates

15.30 Justifying investment in the North – Alastair Hutchinson, Associate, Steer

15.50 Discussion

16.00 Close

Organised by the Modern Railways 4th Friday Club and kindly sponsored by Thales, Perpetuum and the Bombardier Hitachi joint venture


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.