Ep.13 Innovation is about people, David Rowe

David Rowe, Head of Strategy at Network Rail in the newly established Technical Authority, joins host Ailsa Cowen for episode 13 of Rail Technology Magazine’s podcast, Track Talk, to talk all things innovation in the rail industry. 

David divulges into how the rail industry is built on new technology and the importance of giving voice and choice to passengers and freight users. 

He also spoke avidly about Network Rail’s Research and Development Portfolio, which is approaching 200 projects. 

He also highlighted the importance of creating opportunities, encouraging and supporting young people to create a more diverse workforce.  

The unavoidable Covid-19 outbreak was also discussed, with David stating that the rail world is in its element when responding to a crisis. 

He also specified that all the challenges before Covid-19 have not gone away but it’s important when it comes to recovery that we enjoy the journey into a slightly different world.    

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RTM APR/MAY 21

Transforming Track Maintenance & Safety

Delve into the rich range of contributions in our April/May 2021 edition of RTM, covering everything from automated video technology on trains to detect lineside obstructions and risks to the plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and hear from the team behind the new Piccadilly line tube stock

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RTM365 Online Festival, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

RTM365 Online Festival

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
16th June 2021

On the 16th June, RTM365 will bring together industry leaders to share their knowledge on how to start attracting a diverse workforce, 

how driving cultural change within your organisation can help develop and retain new skills,

the investment in creating a rail network accessible for all and

how to ensure your business meets EDI standards in procurement to win new business. 

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The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

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