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TransCityRail North - Delivering CP7 – collaboration, efficiency and making the case for Rail
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29:16During the TransCityRail North event in Manchester, AECOM led a panel discussion that included Eoin O'Neill, Network Rail's Capital Delivery Director for the North West and Central Region, Conor Linnell, AECOM's Rail Leader for the North West and Central Region, and Georgia Ehrmann, Avanti West Coast's Head of Network Development and Planning.The need for more industry collaboration was evident throughout the debate, with Eoin O'Neill encouraging the supply chain to think of Network Rail as a colleague rather than a customer. Eoin also outlined how Network Rail is striving to make it simpler for SMEs to participate in CP7 possibilities, making it clear to attendees that while Eastern suspended their CP7 procurement on Friday with hopes to relaunch it soon, NW&C has no plans to do the same.Connor provided AECOM's perspective, emphasising that in his wide experience if we are all working toward the same goal but not together, efficiencies are lost.Georgia offered some intriguing statistics to the discussion, stating that research has shown that every £1 invested in rail in the North generates £2.50 in economic growth.
TransCityRail South - A Net-Zero Railway
28:31Key rail industry stakeholders for an in-depth discussion exploring how we deliver a customer focussed sustainable Net-Zero railway.This panel discussion is an interesting discussion exploring the innovation needed to deliver the decarbonisation of the UK’s railway.Speakers Include:Felix Chamberlain, Head of Sustainability, Network RailChristopher Harris, Carbon & Sustainability Manager, East West RailMark Fenton, Carbon Manager, HS2Amy Dickinson Head Of Sustainability, South Western RailwayCostas Panagiotakopoulos, Energy Manager, South Western Railway
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TransCityRail South - Engaging the Supply Chain
25:56The successful delivery of £billions worth of infrastructure investment is dependent upon an innovative and well-informed supply chain, which works in tandem with key rail industry stakeholders.During this conversation, we look at the changing face of procurement as we transition towards Great British Railways and the impacts this will have across the whole industry. In a sector striving to eliminate carbon, create circular economies, protecting our natural environment and biodiversity whilst demonstrating social values, this transition must incorporate these factors whilst not forgetting passenger needs.Panellists Include:Kevin McNally, Head of Asset Investment – Rail & Sponsored Services | Engineering & Asset Strategy, Transport for LondonCarol Williams, Head of Procurement, Laing O'RourkeAnn-Marie Morrison, Client Account Director for Network Rail, Costain
TransCityRail South Rail Infrastructure asset resilience, constrained budgets and climate change
26:35During 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 RailSharon Lee, Director of Transport Asset Management, ArupCouncillor Martin Wrigley, Executive Member for Homes, Communities & Cost of Living CrisisSian Thomas, Director of Engineering and Asset Management, Southern RegionSian 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.
TransCityRail South - Capital investment for a customer focused railway
27:11Leaders debate Live at TransCityRail South, 28 September 2022 The current control period benefited from £40billion for rail capital projects seeing HS2 run at £22.8billion up to 2025. A further £17.5billion in capital funding has been issued for renewals, upgrades, and enhancements, whilst the London Underground alone spends around £1billion on renewals and new capital investment annually delivering a customer-focused railway for passengers and freight.During this session, the supply chain gets to understand where these £billions are being spent and gets to learn of the innovation needed.Hosted by Helen FosperoSpeakers Include:Tim Walden, Capital Delivery Director Southern Region, Network RailRichard Moody, Head of Strategic Planning (Freight & Network Strategy), Network RailKevin McNally, Head of Asset Investment – Rail & Sponsored Services | Engineering & Asset Strategy, Transport for London
Ep.30 Safety, Collaboration and Regional Investment, Monica Barbosa RSS Infrastructure
16:26Connor Fairhurst, host of Rail Technology Magazine's Track Talk podcast, chatted with Monica Barbosa, Head of Account Development at RSS Infrastructure, on episode 30 of the podcast.Monica spoke on RSS's Integrated Infrastructure Solutions, the importance of safety in the rail industry in terms of both employee safety and mental health care, and how RSS is leading the way in supporting Network Rail's Safety Task Force.Monica went on to say how important supply chain collaboration is, how SMEs always have the potential and motivation to innovate, and how free tools like the supply chain school for SMEs are available.
Ep 29. Improving weather resilience across the UK's rail network, Dr Brian Haddock
22:25On episode 29 of RTM's Track Talk podcast host Connor Fairhurst spoke with Dr Brian Haddock, Seasons and Climate Specialist for Transport Modes from Network Rail on how the rail industry can futureproof against extreme weather events and potential service disruption.
Ep 28. Creating opportunities in rail through apprenticeships, Neil Robertson
24:26On Episode 28 of RTM's Track Talk podcast, host Matt Roberts is joined by Neil Robertson, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) for an honest conversation around the challenges facing the rail industry, how we can create new opportunities in the sector - particularly through apprenticeships, both for new arrivals to rail and those already in the industry - and how NSAR is involved with delivering this work, as we look to bolster and futureproof our workforce.
Ep 27. Sustainability opportunities & standardisation in rail, Chris Griffiths
28:35On Episode 27 of RTM's Track Talk, host Matt Roberts is joined by Chris Griffiths, Head of Product Sustainability at Marshalls to discuss the opportunities to improve sustainability around our railway stations, the need for standardisation of sustainability metrics to allow for better industry comparisons and what the next steps of the conversation around climate change must be: adaptation.
Ep 26. Improving passenger experience in our stations, Martin Howard
21:24On Episode 26 of RTM's Track Talk podcast, brought to you in collaboration with KeTech, our host Matt Roberts sits down with Martin Howard, Customer Service Officer at Chiltern Railways to discuss the work that they have been doing to improve the journey and experiences of their passengers in their stations and on their routes.