Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for high speed rail in the UK following the independent review

Morning, Tuesday, 10th March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will examine the future for high speed rail in the UK.


It will provide delegates the opportunity to consider:


  • The implications of the independent review of the High Speed 2 project, due by the end of this year;
  • The findings of the HS2 Chairman’s Stocktake - which reviewed the scope, timing, and cost efficiency of the project; and
  • Next steps for Phase 2b (Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds) and integrating high speed rail with Northern Powerhouse Rail.

Speakers:


There will be keynote contributions from: Lord Berkeley, Deputy Chair, Independent review of HS2; Nick Bisson, Director, HS2 Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Department for Transport; Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect and Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North.


Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Mark Raiss, Engineering Director, Civil Infrastructure, AECOM; Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, CECA and senior speakers are confirmed from Burges Salmon, The Wildlife Trusts and Transport Focus.


The agenda:


  • Key issues arising from the independent review of High Speed 2;
  • Next steps for HS2 - route design, community engagement, and enabling additional capacity on the network;
  • Addressing the practicalities of delivering high speed rail - engineering, environmental impact, and supply chain resource management;
  • The future of Phase 2b - integrating into the wider transport network, supporting economic growth, and delivering cost efficient sustainable infrastructure; and
  • Future direction of high speed rail in the UK.


Keynote Speaker

Nick Bisson

Director, HS2 Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Department for Transport

Keynote Speakers

Tim Wood

Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North

Senior speaker confirmed from The Wildlife Trusts

Sharon Hedges

Franchise Programme Manager, Transport Focus

Senior speaker confirmed from Burges Salmon

Nick Bisson

Director, HS2 Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Department for Transport

Lee-Anne Murray

Director, National Audit Office

Speakers

Lord Berkeley

Deputy Chair, Independent review of HS2

Dr Mark Raiss

Engineering Director, Civil Infrastructure, AECOM

Alasdair Reisner

Chief Executive, CECA

Senior speaker confirmed from Transport Focus