Rail in the North of England

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National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ
United Kingdom

Rail in the North of England

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Porterbrook   Resonate   


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.

To enquire about attendance or for sponsorship opportunities please contact David Lane on 07795 031051 or e-mail david.lane@keypublishing.com.


09.30 Welcome tea and coffee

09.55 Introduction from the chair, Jonathan Chatfield

10.00 Keynote speech: The Levelling Up Agenda – Andrew Stephenson MP, 
Minister of State at the Department for Transport

10.20 Questions

10.30 HS2: Project Progress Update – Simon Adams, HS2 Phase 2b Development Director

10.50 Luminate Traffic Management: the story so far – Gavin Panter, International Business Development Director, Resonate

11.10 Questions

11.20 Coffee break

11.50 Devolved Responsibility for Transport – Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive, Transport for the North

12.10 Making a Positive Impact for the North – Nick Donovan, Managing Director, Northern

12.30 Rolling Stock Fit for the Future – Shane Duffy, Head of Passenger Commercial, Porterbrook

12.50 Questions

13.00 Break for Lunch – proceed to station hall

13.10 Lunch served

14.40 Return to conference room

14.50 A New Era for Trans-Pennine Rail – Matthew Golton, Managing Director, TransPennine Express

15.10 Transpennine Route Upgrade – Neil Holm, Transpennine Route Upgrade Director, Network Rail

15.30 Reintroducing Passenger Services to the Northumberland Line – Simon Middleton, Regional Director, Rail, Eastern, Aecom

15.50 Questions

16.00 Close

Rail in the North of England

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