Morning, Friday, 30th September 2022
This conference is examining next steps for reform of the rail system in Britain.
Areas for discussion include priorities for:
- improving services and reliability for passengers
- modernising and managing infrastructure
- opportunities for innovating and decarbonising the network
It takes place at a key time for the future of the rail network - in the context of the development of the 2023 Periodic Review (PR23), which will determine the level of funding available for infrastructure operations within Control Period 7 (CP7), as well as the development of Great British Railways (GBR).
It will be a timely opportunity to discuss:
- the transition to Great British Railways
- progress of CP6, and priorities for CP7 and PR23
- infrastructure development and priorities for tackling challenges for connectivity
- modernising rail services, innovation in rail, and attracting investment
- safety, improving reliability for passengers, providing new choices for the public, and progress in getting passengers back on services post-pandemic
- policy priorities for the future of the rail network, and its role in supporting economic growth following the publication of the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper
We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Christian Irwin, Rail Investment Centre of Excellence Director; and Liz Thornhill, General Counsel, Office of Rail and Road - as well as contributions from AECOM; Liverpool City Council; London Travel Watch; Mott MacDonald; Oxera; Rail Safety and Standards Board; the Railway Industry Association; and South Western Railway.
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from DfT; ORR; BEIS; and the UKSA.