This episode brought to you by West Coast Partnership brings together some of the leading voices in regional rail for another one of TCR North’s Leader’s Debate. This panel discuss how the rail sector can collaborate with regional economies to drive growth and increase productivity and take a further look into how transport infrastructure can play a vital role in connecting people, businesses, and communities.
It also explores how the sector can increase the voice of rail when policy makers discuss the national transport needs alongside the needs of the region.
This is the third of the leaders debate series taken from TransCity Rail North 2023, which was held in Manchester in November. The Leaders Debate's cover diverse challenges from across rail - Including cost management, collaboration and decarbonisation and how to manage it.
Panellists on this debate are;
Nick Smith, Regional Growth Manager, West Coast Partnership
Andrew Dixon, Head of High Speed Rail - Infrastructure Delivery & Development Programme, Manchester City Council
Simon Elliott, Head of Rail, Transport for Greater Manchester
Chris Coleman, Industry Programme Director, Network Rail