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October 2018

Railweek 2018

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

In Summer 2016, a pioneering pan-industry initiative brought the rail industry in all its guises closer to schools, teachers, career advisers and students. Rail Week celebrates the diverse and rewarding career opportunities available across the rail sector. The dedicated week of activity aims to address the skills shortage in rail-related roles and inspire a generation of young people through a series of events, visits and talks. The events for people at schools, colleges and universities aim to encourage them to consider careers in this…

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Rail Alliance Member Networking Event: Freight

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
iport Doncaster, Great Yorkshire Way
Doncaster, DN11 0PU United Kingdom
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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 A follow-on from last year’s successful event. Full details to follow, sign up link can be found below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rail-alliance-member-networking-event-freight-tickets-42744453812?aff=ehomecard Terms & Conditions: 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…

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Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse – investment, infrastructure and economic growth

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED   This seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to assess next steps for the Northern Powerhouse, and for supporting regional growth across the North of England.   It will be an opportunity to discuss key themes emerging from the Transport for the North (TfN) consultation on its Strategic Transport Plan for the North on transport connectivity and economic growth including strategic development corridors, a long term rail strategy, a new system of integrated…

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Advanced Engineering 2018

October 31 @ 8:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm
NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom + Google Map

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom 31 October - 1 November, 2018 The UK's largest annual gathering of manufacturing OEMs & supply chain professionals  https://www.easyfairs.com/advanced-engineering-2018/advanced-engineering-2018/

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November 2018

From Flyweight to Heavyweight: Rail Vehicle Maintenance for all

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Derby Conference Centre, Conference Centre
Derby, Derbyshire DE248UU United Kingdom
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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 At the request of many of our members we are running another networking event on rolling stock maintenance. Hosted by the RTC group this event will take place in the Derby Conference Centre and will look at the differing needs of the maintenance market from (very) light rail through to freight. We anticipate high…

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November 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
etc. Venues Manchester, 11 Portland St
Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 3HU United Kingdom
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For 2018, the North of England Transport Summit has returned to Manchester! Supported by Transport for the North, the 3rd Annual North of England Transport Summit will include the following themes: The long term rail strategy in the North Integrated and smart travel The strategic road network Growing bus patronage in the North – Alliance, Franchising and Partnerships Our agenda is currently coming together - and new speakers are being added regularly!

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Northern Economic Summit: 15th November, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

November 15 @ 9:25 am - 4:15 pm
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St
Manchester, M2 3WS United Kingdom
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The Northern Economic Summit is a one-day forum featuring a roster of distinguished keynote speakers, showcasing ambitious domestic economic models and global partnerships; in addition to regional initiatives developed in pursuit of delivering new infrastructure projects, as well as improvements in skills, education, health and care services. The event will be attended by around 150 senior level delegates from industry – large corporates and SME’s, Local and Central Government, Academia. NGO’s and Healthcare. The plenary Panel Discussion will focus on…

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Railway Maintenance & Enhancements: innovation & opportunity

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The University of Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom + Google Map

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 Maintenance is the day-to-day upkeep of the network. Our maintenance employees support our operations and project teams by making sure every part of our infrastructure – such as signals and power supplies, or assets such as track and bridges – is maintained and in good working order. We’re responsible for: More than 20,000 miles…

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November 23
Grand Connaught Rooms,

Modern Railways Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford (‘Captain Deltic’ to generations of the magazine’s readers) has for many years assessed the reliability of the nation’s train fleets. In 2005 the 4th Friday Club asked the Cap’n to hand out that archetypal depot tool, a spanner, to the builders, owners and maintainers of the most reliable fleets. The Golden Spanners is now an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate…

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Welsh Transport Conference

November 29

Secretary for state for Wales Alan Cairns: “Services operated under the Wales and Borders franchise are a vital component of Wales’ transport infrastructure serving thousands of commuters and passengers each day. It is essential that Wales has cutting edge transport links to move people to jobs, encourage investment and help grow our economy. Moreover, it is important that future investment provides visible and practical improvements to the rail travel experience on a franchise with the potential to grow transport links…

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