ConnectedCities: Metroisation of the Railways

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Friends Meeting House, opposite Euston Station

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How to put Pullman Standard Public Transport at the heart of Build, Build, Build's new housing and communities.

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A Hybrid Live/Online Conference - 5th October 2020

Building back greener

Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail, keynote speaker.

Sir Peter has stated that a cultural change is required so that the railway becomes accustomed to operating the kind of service frequencies more commonly associated with a metro system.

The event builds on a series of online Metroisation Case Study seminars held this year,

  • Devon Metro
  • Northumberland Line
  • Rochdale Rail Corridor
  • MetroWest Bristol
  • Oxford Metro

at which audiences heard from Local Authorities and the rail industry about practical experience of delivering better services, new stations and reopening lines.

Frequent rail services enable local authorities and developers to deliver sustainable development of both market and affordable housing in healthy communities where active travel and frequent, reliable public transport are the norm.

Post Covid Public Transport - The opportunity exists to make a step change in improving public transport, spreading the former peak-hour load across the whole day, by providing 'Pullman Standard' seating and booking, so more passengers are carried in greater comfort and enjoy and make productive use of their travelling time. Services offering realtime booking and reservations operating from user friendly stations which are community hubs provide a much more attractive experience than the private car while also decarbonising travel.

The conference will highlight new sources of income that can be tapped by sharing in the uplift of land and house prices which arise from enhanced rail services, as well as recent successful implementation of the latest technology to achieve the necessary improvements.

By working with the rail industry, local authorities, housebuilders and developers have the opportunity to springboard a new era of Net Zero emissions and enable climate emergency commitments to be met.

Come and learn how these exciting new opportunities and associated funding sources will be tapped. We stand at the threshold of a new era with low carbon public transport at the heart of all new development. See www.ConnectedCities.co.uk

Speakers include:

  • Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail
  • Liam Robinson, Chair of the Transport Committee, Liverpool City Region
  • Martin Tugwell, President, CIHT
  • James Harris, RTPI
  • Richard Simmons, Trustee and Chair of Policy Committee, CPRE
  • Nicholas Falk, founder URBED
  • Jenny Raggett, Transport for New Homes
  • Stephen Pauling, Head of Rail and HS2, Midlands Connect
  • Simon Elliott, Head of Rail Programme, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • David Thomas, Network Rail, Lead Development Manager,. Thameslink Programme
  • Tim Bilby, Managing Director of Stagecoach Supertram (TBC)
  • Andrew Williams, Principal Development Manager, Network Rail Property
  • Camilla Ween, Head of Communications, ConnectedCities
  • Katy Lock, Policy Manager for Garden Cities & New Towns, TCPA (TBC)
  • Andreas Markedes, Past President CIHT & Director Markedes Assocs
  • David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail Property

Tickets

Local Authorities, Government Depts & Registered Charities: £45 + VAT

All Others: £125 + VAT

Event Format

The event will be a hybrid event, with some delegates and speakers present in person, and some online. The choice of mode willl be left to the individual attendee.

For those who choose to attend in person, information about the venue's measures and protocols to protect you from Covid-19 can be found here.

Sponsors

Sponsorship packages with opportunities for stands and promotions are available. Please contact the organisers on admin@ConnectedCities.co.uk for details.

Agenda

  • Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail - Metroisation of the Railways

  • Liam Robinson, Chair of the Transport Committee, Liverpool City Region - Why a Combined Authority Chooses to Invest in Rail

  • Martin Tugwell, President Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport - Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places

  • James Harris, Royal Town Planning Institute - Settlement Patterns and Urban form: access to the railways

  • Richard Simmons, Trustee and Chair of Policy Committee, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England - Green Belt Policy

  • Nicholas Falk, URBED (urban and economic development) - Land Value Sharing: generating funding for infrastructure

  • Jenny Raggett, Transport for New Homes -: Successfully Shifting Funding from Road to Rail: case study of rail double-tracking instead of bypass

  • Stephen Pauling, Head of Rail and HS2, Midlands Connect - Midlands Engine Rail: delivering a step-change in rail connectivity

  • Simon Elliott, Head of Rail Programme, Transport for Greater Manchester - Metroisation and New Stations

  • David Thomas, Lead Development Manager,. Thameslink Programme,. Network Rail - How Thameslink Services were Upgraded from Two Trains per Hour to Twenty Four per Hour

  • Andrew Williams, Principal Development Manager, Network Rail Property - Reducing the Financial Burden of Operating, Maintaining and Enhancing Britain’s Railway

  • Camilla Ween, Head of Communications, ConnectedCities – Integrating Brownfield and Greenfield Development: using rail to enable a cluster of towns to federate into a ConnectedCity

  • Katy Lock, Policy Manager for Garden Cities & New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association - Delivering Garden Cities and New Towns (TBC)

  • Andreas Markedes, Past President CIHT & Director Markedes Assocs – Better Transport Hubs: how to integrate all travel modes

  • David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail Property - Network Rail Major Projects Programme & Railways' Engagement with Communities

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173-177 Euston Rd

London

NW1 2BJ

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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