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 Accelerate: Rail 2023 | 21 March | Hilton Tower Bridge, London

Accelerate: Rail 2023 | 21 March | Hilton Tower Bridge, London


Date of beginning

Tuesday, 21 March 2023


1 day


London, England


United Kingdom


Cerys Day-Williams


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Accelerate: Rail returns in 2023 at a time of significant change: navigating reforms, pushing sustainability initiatives, and working towards a better connected, accessible, and reliable journey for passengers. This year, our rail event is bringing together the most influential leaders in the industry to discover and challenge these critical issues, delivering talks across the GBR transition, digitalisation, sustainability and more. "Accelerate: Rail is a fantastic forum through which we can come together to truly evolve the rail industry."- Chief Operating Officer, Rail Delivery Group Check out this year's hot topics: GBR reformAs the transition to Great British Railways gets well underway, unpack the latest news and updates from the project's lead Andrew Haines and the CEO of Office for Road and Rail, as well as pivotal discussions from various railway bodies about how this change will impact them. Sustainable travelDecarbonsation, electrification, MaaS, freight and more: dive deep into the future of sustainable travel with some of the industry's top green thinkers, including Rail Freight Group and Transport for Wales. Passenger experienceExplore rail's progress in putting the passenger first, with invaluable sessions from Chiltern Railways and LNER, as we cover a range of topics from customer feedback and information distribution to connectivity and accessibility. The digital railwayAs the boundaries of the digital world keep evolving, discover how rail stays committed to pushing progress. Be inspired by insight from HS1 on advances in predictive maintenance, as well as talks on signalling, data integration and technology. Ticketing and faresAt a time of immense reform, experience crucial discussions on the future of ticketing and fares - don't miss gripping sessions from GBRTT and Great Western Railway on making rail attractive, affordable, and accessible to the consumer. The modern workforceLook beyond the network as we understand the workings and requirements of the modern workforce, with conversations from HS2 and the National Skills Academy for Rail on the future of rail modernisation, skill attraction and achieving diversity in the workplace. Date and Time: On Tue, 21 Mar 2023 at 09:00 - 17:25 Venue details: Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 More London Pl, Tooley St, London, England, SE1 2BY, United Kingdom Prices:TOCs and Public Sector*: GBP 599.00,Standard: GBP 1199.00 Speakers: Andrew Haines, Chief Executive and Great British Railways Transition Team Lead , Network Rail, John Larkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Rail and Road, Neil Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, National Skills Academy for Rail, Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive Officer, High Speed 1, Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer, HS2, James Price, Chief Executive Officer, Transport for Wales, Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Northern Trains Ltd, Claire Mann, Managing Director, South Western Railway, Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, Railway Industry Association, Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General, Rail Freight Group, Alex Hynes, Managing Director, ScotRail