TCR South - Rail infrastructure asset resilience, constrained budgets and climate change

During the TransCityRail South event in London, event partners ARUP lead a panel discussion on how we (whether clients, partners or guardians) of our rail infrastructure assets can work more effectively as a team to instil resilience constrained by limited budgets as the effects of climate change become more apparent on the management of our transport systems.

We were joined by:

  • Mona Sihota, Network Technical Head of Drainage and Off-Track, Network Rail
  • Sharon Lee, Director of Transport Asset Management, Arup
  • Councillor Martin Wrigley, Executive Member for Homes, Communities & Cost of Living Crisis
  • Sian Thomas, Director of Engineering and Asset Management, Southern Region

Sian Thomas explained how we need to be brave and bold to reach 70% carbon reduction by 2035, and she sees it more as an opportunity than a challenge; however, Mona Sihota disagreed and discussed how it is a challenge, not an opportunity, and it’s now that we need to be absolutely bold, and address climate change today before it’s too late… Sharon Lee also discussed how as suppliers we need to work on collaboration across the system to face the effects of climate change together.

If you would like to be involved in our upcoming TransCityRail event, through speaking, exhibiting or attendance click here.

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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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