Rail Technology Magazine Podcast - Ep 51: TCR North 2023 - Leaders Debate - How can we drive regional growth?

Rail Technology Magazine Podcast - Ep 51: TCR North 2023 - Leaders Debate - How can we drive regional growth?

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


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TransCityRail is a series of regional, interactive and insightful events across the country bringing together leaders, collaborators, problem solvers and innovators in a creative and invigorating way.

This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.


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The South of England accounts for a significant portion of the UK’s rail investment strategy and is home to 7 sub-national transport bodies that have all placed rail infrastructure at the centre of their strategic investment plans.

Every year industry leaders from Network Rail, HS2, Train Operators, major contractors and transport bodies converge at the TransCityRail SOUTH conference, exhibition and networking dinner for a day of collaboration, conversation and engagement.

At this year's event, we're discussing...

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