Ep 50: TCR North 2023 Leaders Debate 2 - Collaborative working driving affordability
32:18The needs of customers and the industry at large forms the heart of this debate, as the panel discuss where ensuring the industry needs are in sync with the passengers needs. Of course, to deliver on these improvements, requires budget – And the panel produce a lively debate on where and how spending should be prioritised in a time of restricted budgets and a stiff economic climate.Panellists on this debate are;James Corker, Rail Sector Director, Skanska UK PLCPaul Harwood, Programme Director, GBRTTElena Stebbings, Project Director, Mott MacDonaldAndrew Inskip, Senior Estimator, Severfield PLC
Ep 49: Trans City Rail North 2023 Leaders Debate - Putting Passengers First - Brought to you by Mott MacDonald
27:43Join us in our first leaders debate from TransCity Rail North 2023, brought to you by Mott MacDonald, where our panellists discuss how putting passengers first can reframe the conversation for the North and deliver better outcomes for both the industry and the passengersPanellists on this debate are;Karen Heppenstall, Head of Rail, Midlands ConnectTricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Northern TrainsDarren Oldham, Rail and Road Director, Transport for the NorthKen Norbury, Transportation Unit General Manager, Mott MacDonaldJessica Patterson, Buildings & Cities Social Outcomes Lead, Mott MacDonald
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Ep 48. TransCityRail South 2023 - Leaders Debate - AI Technology in the Rail Industry
29:22In the final episode of our TCR South 2023 Leaders Debate series, we take a look at one of the hottest topics – AI TechnologyDigitising the railway, complex route networks, tight timetables and growing passenger numbers, IoT and AI artificial will play a major role in the future of the rail industry. This discussion covers all of the major talking points on how AI will affect and eventually change rail.Panellists on this debate are;Brad Smith Head of Public & Passenger Safety, Network RailVaibhav Puri, Director Future Labs, Rail Safety & Standards BoardDanny Gonzalez, Digital Experience Transformation Director, GBRTT
Ep 47: Trans City Rail South 2023 - Leaders Debate - Southern Integrated Delivery
27:59In episode three of our TCR South 2023 Leaders Debate series, the ambitious Southern Integrated Delivery takes centre stage.The debate looks at the southern regions huge £9 billion renewals programme and the trailblazing alliance that has been brought together to achieve it.The detailed conversation looks at how it was formed, its approach and the opportunities across the whole of the region that the programme aims to deliver. Panellists on this debate are; Tim Coucher, Alliance Director, Network Rail Sian Thomas, Director of Engineering and Asset Management, Southern Region, Network Rail Paul Jones, Operations Director, VolkerRail Will Rule, Ecosystem Lead, SRE (Avista Strategy)
Ep 46: TCR South 2023: Leaders Debate - How do we encourage industry collaboration?
32:31In episode two of our TCR South 2023, Leaders Debate series, we explore collaboration and what needs to be done within the industry to adopt new solutions.The debate, brought to you by LNER was titled “How do we encourage industry collaboration and the spread and adoption of new solutions to cross-industry challenges”It touches upon the need for an industry so used to working in silo’s to begin working together to push forward innovation, especially in the space of new technologies. Buit also, given the challenges that exist from policy, cost and budget across the rail industry, this debate asks if the time is now to overcome them together.Panellists on this debate are; Milda Manomaityte, Innovation Director, Railway Industry Association Mark Moaby, Acting Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, LNER Alicia Andrews, Commercial Director, Southeastern Railway
Ep 45: Trans City Rail South - Where does the rail industry focus efforts to modernise and drive productivity? – Brought to you by Arup
27:20How does rail manage in a world where every resource comes at a premium? How does it improve and drive changes in the way it does things?These are questions posed in the first Leaders Debate at this year’s Trans City Rail South event; In an era of scarce resources, where does the rail industry focus efforts to modernise and drive productivity? – Brought to you by Arup.Guests for the panel discussion included;· Chris Myers, Associate Director Digital Services, Arup· Phil Harrison, Director, Arup· Rubina Greenwood, Senior Programme Manager, Future Command, Control & Signalling, Network Rail· Martin Fenner, Business Development Director, Tilt ConsultingThe panel discussed how the industry is moving at a fast pace, changing how data is collected and evolving ways of working to suit the new technologies that rail is presented with.This episode, with four of the industry leaders within the sector, explores through a lively panel discussion how exactly they tackle these changes and how to prioritise future ambitions.This is the first of the TCR South 2023 Leaders debate series, which was held at the end of September, in London.
Ep 44: Trans City Rail South 2023 Review
20:51In this episode of the Rail Technology Magazine Podcast, we take a look back at this years TransCity Rail South event, review some of the key speeches and discussions with highlights from Tim Walden, Rob Thomas, Rubina Greenwood.Collaboration, technological advances, digital evolution and capital investment were key themes discussed over the one-day event, held in the centre of London.
Ep 43: Intelligent Infrastructure and looking after the railway
27:08Climate change and how the rail industry is tackling it, is a key question which the industry is needing to confront. But as we look towards an unpredictable future, rail is beginning to get ahead of the challenge with its continued technological advance.Network Rail is at the forefront of this, and in this episode of Rail Technology Magazine, we chat with Mona Silhota, Technical Head of Drainage and Lineside for Network Rail as well as Michael Brown, Head of Delivery for Intelligent Infrastructure at Network Rail.Both of them discuss how they are combatting challenges, not only with climate change but also with maintenance and asset management and the role that ever-improving technology and data modelling plays in predicting the world around us.There is also discussion on Network Rail’s Intelligent Infrastructure and how it is utilising data to turn reactivity into proactivity.
Ep 42: Interview with John Backway, Rail Delivery Group
38:23This month’s podcast is with the Head of Digital Ticketing Services at the Rail Delivery Group, John Backway.The podcast covers some of the most pressing issues within the sector currently. John chats about how digital ticketing is changing how people interact with the rail network around them and how the advancing technology is making printed ticketing a redundant practice.Efficiencies for customers is at the heart of work that Rail Delivery Group does and this is a key part of John’s remit. The podcast covers how digital ticketing helps drive those efficiencies, applying a common sense approach to how to utilise technology and how he thinks it is changing the industry.
Ep 41. Danny Vaughan - Head of Metrolink in Manchester
30:05The latest episode of the Rail Technology Magazine Podcast features Danny Vaughan, the Head of Metrolink in Manchester.Danny has worked in light rail for 25 years and has overseen expansion projects across the city – Including the recently opened Trafford Park Line.He discusses how light rail offers options and flexibility where mainline rail cannot, the hopeful future of TfGM’s all encompassing Bee Network, which hopes to change and simplify how transport in Manchester works and Metrolink’s place in that future.Danny also expands on his experience, how he hopes for a better transport system and what he thinks technology within the industry can achieve.