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A Rail Alliance networking event in conjunction with Atkins and Nexus
July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The UK has over 2500 mainline railway stations across the country. Add to that our transport interchanges, heritage rail and light rail / tram networks our stations are irrefutably as important as the trains they serve or the tracks alongside which they are built.
This also means that stations play a vital social role: both as a communal space and as a transport node. Stations therefore need and represent a varied supply chain which is arguably the touch point between the passenger-client and the commercial-client.
Building on from the conversations that will be initiated in our Vehicle Design event in June (link) we wish to further discuss the notion of “needs-sensitive” design, looking at the station as used by the individual and consider how stations can, and have, acted as catalysts for regional economic growth.
This event intends to present the latest thinking and challenges within station design, enabling the supply-chain to be as sensitive to the passenger-client’s needs as possible. By combining public-facing organisations and their knowledge with that of those within supply-chain we will consider the needs of the station as a place as well as a commercial opportunity.
We have an illustrious speaker line-up already confirmed with senior figures representing the following organisations, with further speakers to be confirmed:
- Open Lab (Newcastle University)
- SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins
- The Rail Delivery Group
- Transport Focus
Expressions of interest –how to book
If you would like to attend please submit your EoI via the Eventbrite link below; we anticipate high demand for this event so encourage you to submit this as soon as possible. All delegates that are accepted onto the event will receive their confirmation by email by Thursday 5th July at the latest. Please note that as we are working in conjunction with others on this event you might receive an invitation through more than one source: only one EoI per person is necessary.
The event will open from 1000 with registration and a chance to network ahead of the presentations that will run from 1030. The presentations will conclude with a complementary buffet lunch, and it is envisaged that the event will close by 1500.
Held at the prestigious and iconic Sage Gateshead the meeting will take place within the Barbour Room. The venue is easily accessed by public transport, and is a short distance from Newcastle station. Full location details here: http://www.sagegateshead.com/your-visit/visiting-coming-to-an-event/getting-here/