Following a successful debut in 2018, the 4th Friday Club’s Rail in the West event moves to Cardiff for 2019. The exciting new 15-year Wales and Borders franchise promises major investment in rolling stock and infrastructure, while the modernisation programme on the Western draws to a close – so there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

NEXT EVENT: Friday 22 March 2019

VENUE: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

2019-03-22 10:00:00 2019-03-22 16:00:00 Europe/London Rail in the Wales and the West Western Rail Conference Principality Stadium, Cardiff Fourth Friday Club 4thfridayclub@gmail.com


10.30 Introduction from the chair

10.35 An exciting future for transport in Wales – Simon Jones, Director of Economic Infrastructure, Welsh Government

10.45 Plans for the rail system in Wales – James Price, Chief Executive, Transport for Wales

11.05 Putting Passengers first through deeper devolution – Bill Kelly, Route MD, Network Rail Wales & the Borders

11.25 Discussion, followed by coffee, 11.35

12.00 The Great Western plan for service improvement – Matthew Golton, Commercial Development Director, Great Western Railway

12.20 Improving the Western Route – Mike Gallop, Director for Route Asset Management, Network Rail, Western

12.40 Delivering rail improvements in the West Country – Ian Harrison, Heart of South West LEP

13.00 Discussion

13.10 Lunch

14.20 ARAMIS Traffic Management – Supporting Operators  to deliver improved Passenger Service – Chris Pearce, Head of Operations Delivery, Network Rail Wales & Borders, and David Taylor, Account Director Mainline Rail, Thales

14.40 Building trains in Wales – Kane Jellyman, Head of Production, CAF Rolling Stock UK Ltd

15.00 Hybrid Trains for North Wales – Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive, Vivarail

15.20 Discussion, close at 15.30

Organised by Modern Railways in conjunction with TfW 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