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Rail leaders to gather and discuss the future of station development

Posted: 11 June 2022 | | No comments yet

Rail and property experts will soon gather in London to debate how rail stations can be developed using the latest innovations and sustainable approaches, and how the industry might maximise the wider area regeneration opportunities.

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The Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference will be held on 28 June 2022 where industry leaders will be able to meet in person following a virtual-only edition during the pandemic.

Among the keynote speakers at this year’s conference will be Malcom Pitt, Stations lead for Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) who will examine how reforms to the rail industry, including the creation of the Great British Railways (GBR) state-owned body, might impact future station development.

Robin Dobson, Group Property Director at Network Rail, will examine the changing needs of station development, and how these projects contribute to economic growth. He’ll also explore the best ways to engage with local communities on station use.

What does the UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda mean for stations? David Worsley, Head of Rail Specification & Delivery at Transport for the North, will shed light on the issue and how stations can deliver infrastructure fit for the future.

The day event which will also be available to attend online, will be chaired by Jonathan Chatfield, Head of Policy (Freight & Stations) at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the UK rail industry, having previously worked for a train operator and Network Rail: “This conference brings together some of the best thinkers in the industry to help us explore the biggest challenges facing the development of rail station infrastructure and the wider regeneration opportunities. It’s a key time for the sector as we look to develop innovations and grow confidently out of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, create the sustainable rail infrastructure of the future for passengers. They’ll be an opportunity to network in-person with senior representatives from rail and property, including those leading on station development projects.”

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