The fundamental shift to rail

Want to join us for the next TransCityRail? TransCityRail Midlands takes place on 10th Feb 2022. View the full agenda here.

The modal transport shift is fundamental to the transport sectors decarbonisation strategy but currently, people are still choosing to take to the road and jump into their car than choose the railways.

Traditionally the challenges that we’ve faced in attracting passengers to the railway have been poor connectivity, expensive and often confusing ticketing, and unreliable services.

LNER put these beliefs to the test by evaluating their own services based on conventional passenger feedback. They then used this information to determine how they can entice customers to return to their service.

At TransCityRail North in November, Host Helen Fospero brought together representatives from three of the North's main operators, Warrick Dent, Safety & Operations Director, LNER, Chris Nutton Major Projects Director, TransPennine Express and Tricia Williams Chief Operating Officer, Northern Rail alongside Transport for the North’s, Strategic Rail Director, David Hoggarth to discuss the effect that the pandemic has had on passenger numbers, the need to shift to rail in the climate change battle and how operators can innovate collaboratively.

Take a look at the full conversation at the top of the article to find out more.

The next TransCityRail live event takes place in the Midlands on the 10th of Feb. If you'd like to be at the event which enables you to network with speakers and attendees, submit your questions directly to the panel and hear first hand of upcoming opportunities in the region then you can find out more about the event here.

RTM Dec/Jan 22

RTM Dec/Jan 22

Transforming Weather and Seasons

Our December-January 2021-22 edition of RTM is packed with insights and innovations to help us deliver the railway network of the future. As we enter into the winter period, it’s fitting that we offer our cover story to Network Rail’s Dr Brian Haddock, discussing how weather and seasons are changing our railway network. Elsewhere, we have Charlotte Blach explain a new tool to support supply chain opportunities, and delve deeper into Track & Infrastructure innovations, alongside so much more…

 

 

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Passenger Safety

RTM365 Online Festival

The future of rail safety
24 February 22

Everyone has the right to go home safe.

The health and safety of both our workforce and passengers are paramount and it should be a priority in all of our project, development, and maintenance activities. Despite the fact that our railway is one of the safest in the world, there is still work to be done to protect the safety of everyone. Using technology to its full extent can improve important, accurate, and potentially lifesaving communications.

RTM365 will bring together industry leaders on February 22nd to discuss how we can use changing safety technology, promote training and development, and create a safer railway for both our employees and passengers.

Podcast

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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