Rail in Wales and the West

Welcome to Rail in Wales and the West Virtual Conference. The online event will be held across three sessions on consecutive Fridays. We have a range of topical presentations on developments in the region for you to enjoy, and we are grateful to our speakers and to our sponsors for continuing to support our conference in this new format.

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The video for each session of the event will be available below from the scheduled time. To access, click the feature image for the session and follow the instructions to sign in.

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Rail in Wales and the West - Session 3

Rolling stock developments in Wales – Andrew Gainsbury, Rolling Stock Manager, Transport for Wales. Operational skillsets – Rachel Heath, Council Chair for the Midlands, Institution of Railway Operators. Public services on heritage railways - Is there a role for heritage railways in meeting the transport needs of Wales and the West of England? - Chris Austin, Secretary, All Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail

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Rail in Wales and the West - Session 2

Improving the Western Route – Mike Gallop, Director, Network Rail Western Route
A single source of truth for operational control and disruption management – Alex Robertson, Head of Business Development, Tracsis
Exploiting opportunities for rail freight growth in Wales and the West, Julian Worth, Chair of the CILT Rail Freight Forum

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Rail in Wales and the West - Session 1

Transforming the Great Western – Mark Hopwood CBE, Managing Director, Great Western Railway
The reliability and sustainability challenge – Stephen McGurk, Chief Commercial Officer, Porterbrook
MetroWest developments – James White, Principal Transport Officer, West of England Combined Authority

Session 1 - Friday 15 January 2021

  • Transforming the Great Western – Mark Hopwood CBE, Managing Director, Great Western Railway  
  • The reliability and sustainability challenge – Stephen McGurk, Chief Commercial Officer, Porterbrook
  • MetroWest developments – James White, Principal Transport Officer, West of England Combined Authority

Session 2 - Friday 22 January 2021

  • Improving the Western Route – Mike Gallop, Interim MD, Network Rail Wales and Western Region
  • A single source of truth for operational control and disruption management – Alex Robertson, Head of Business Development, Tracsis
  • Exploiting opportunities for rail freight growth in Wales and the West, Julian Worth, Chair of the CILT Rail Freight Forum

Session 3 - Friday 29 January 2021

  • Rolling stock developments in Wales – Andrew Gainsbury, Rolling Stock Manager, Transport for Wales
  • Operational skillsets – Rachel Heath, Council Chair for the Midlands, Institution of Railway Operators
  • Public services on heritage railways - Is there a role for heritage railways in meeting the transport needs of Wales and the West of England? - Chris Austin, Secretary, All Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail