ABOUT RAIL IN WALES AND THE WEST

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

SCHEDULE

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 AND SPONSORSHIP

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