ABOUT THE EVENT
The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) are delighted to be sponsors of this Rail Forum event which will be hosted in our brand-new Exhibition Hall at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC) in Dudley, West Midlands.
The event will provide two sessions to give members a view on both rolling stock and infrastructure issues relating to light rail from a range of speakers across the sector.
EVENT date / time
23rd November 2023 9:30 – 14:00
Welcome / Introductions
Cat Appleby, Membership & Engagement Director, Rail Forum
Chris Wright, Rail Forum Board Member / Managing Director Nottingham Express Transit.
The view from the sector
James Hammett, Managing Director, UK Tram
Supply opportunities for light rail in the UK and around the World
Matt Johnston, Managing Director, Mainspring
The Coventry Experience
Nicola Small, Senior Rail Programme Manager, Coventry City Council
Network Rail’s vision for light rail
Mike Smith, Programme Director Restoring your Railway, Network Rail
Simon Coulthard, Head of Light Rail, Network Rail
Transforming West Yorkshire
Luke Albanese, Director of Mass Transit, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
The Systems Approach to Light Rail projects
Cath Leech, Managing Director, Anturas
Tram Overspeed Protection
Nick Goodhand, Managing Director, DB ESG
Revolution Very Light Rail and its potential for cities and towns
Tim Burleigh, Head of External Relations, Eversholt Rail
BCIMO – what’s it all about?
Neil Fulton, Chief Executive Officer, BCIMO
Wrap up and close
Optional tour of BCIMO
How to register
Please register to attend this event on the Rail Forum website.
The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) is a not-for-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and operator of the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley in the West Midlands.