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Digital Railway Industry Conference – Putting Passengers First – the digital journey25 June (evening only) & 26 June 2019, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston.

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm


You are invited to take part in a key rail industry event – Putting Passengers First – the digital journey. The event will begin with an evening reception on 25 June (evening only), followed by a full day on 26 June. Attendance is free of charge and delegates will learn more about and can contribute to what must be at the centre of all the rail industry’s activities – delivering a better service for passengers and freight users.

ABOUT  – The conference brings together around 300 delegates including rail operators, suppliers, and other industry organisations in the rail sector.

– Hear from key senior stakeholders
– Exhibition and networking opportunities
– Reception drinks, evening meal and lunch included

Customers will see early and clear benefits in terms of increased rail system capacity and resilience, and reduced reactionary delays. Train operators and their owning groups will see greater certainty around future costs, and increased customer satisfaction. Together we can achieve this with early and constructive engagement with the wider supply chain, and a sustained partnership between train operators, local Network Rail routes and local Digital Rail deployment projects.

Tuesday, 25 June 
17:30 – 19:00 UKRRIN guided lab tours (optional)
18:00 – 19:15 Registration, reception drinks and evening buffet (Noble Room, Staff House)
19:30 – 21:30 Presentations (The Elgar Concert Hall)

Wednesday 26 June
08:00 – 09:00 Registration with refreshments (Marquee near Bramall Music Building)
09:00 – 12:20 Morning presentations (Elgar Concert Hall)
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch (Marquee)
13:20 – 16:30 Afternoon presentations (Elgar Concert Hall)

SPEAKERS – Confirmed speakers at the event include (more details on speakers will be posted in due course).

•    Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Network Rail
•    Alex Burrows, Managing Director, BCRRE, University of Birmingham
•    Prof. Andy Schofield, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, UoB
•    Stuart Calvert, Interim Managing Director, Group Digital Railway, Network Rail
•    Michael Flynn, Programme Director, Digital Railway, Network Rail

EXHIBITION – As part of the conference, we will be encouraging new entrants and innovators to demonstrate/exhibit with a focus on delivering better performance and improved efficiency. There will be 2 areas where exhibition will be available: Noble room (Day 1) and the Marquee (Day 2). If you are interested in exhibiting, please send an expression of interest to milda.manomaityte@riagb.org.uk .  Exhibitors will be selected on the basis of applicability to the event topic. There is a nominal charge of £150 for the evening plus day exhibition slot which will be payable to Birmingham University.  Please click HERE to book.


June 25 @ 8:00 am
June 26 @ 5:00 pm


The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT United Kingdom + Google Map

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