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Rail Alliance Member Networking Event: Vehicle Design

14th June 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Please note that this is a free event for Rail Alliance members only. Non Members are welcome to attend for a fee of £100+VAT per person

Intended to invite debate, this event will consider the art of vehicle design whilst considering the practical constraints to which designers and builders must respond.


Taking the consequences of design into discourse with the need to prove economic viability this event this event will explore the topic both from concept / new build stage to mid-life overhaul.  The intention will be to generate discussion around holistic design approaches for the needs of modern-day passengers (in all their guises) whilst addressing the constraints of marrying latest design thinking within the physical, engineered structure.  Developing the balance, or indeed trade-off between conceptual desire vs practical expectations the event will address the implications of the RSSB’s Capability Delivery Plan, juxtaposing the need to create more space on trains (point 6) with the requirement to ensure a personalised passenger experience and ease of journey (9 and 3).


We are delighted to confirm that we will be hosting this event at the prestigious National Transport Design Centre at Coventry University.  Delegates will have the opportunity to see the Centre’s capabilities and explore design case studies during lunch.  Further details out shortly.


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We ask that you request your place to this event via the eventbrite link below. Places are free to all current Rail Alliance members; non-members are welcome but please note that such bookings are subject to a fee of £100+VAT per person.

Please note that event agendas and billed speakers are subject to change on the day without notice. The Rail Alliance will only cancel an event when it is absolutely necessary. Refunds (if a paid place has been taken up) will only be given if the event is cancelled within 5 hours of the scheduled starting time. If an event is cancelled (and the ticket holder has paid admission) within this 5 hour window, you may request to transfer to another event, a credit, or full refund. Please note the Rail Alliance will not be held liable for any accommodation or associated travel costs should an event be cancelled or rescheduled.
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