Light Rail Event

23rd November 9:30 – 14:00

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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

Agenda

9:00

Coffee/ Networking

9:30

Welcome / Introductions
Cat Appleby, Membership & Engagement Director, Rail Forum
Chris Wright, Rail Forum Board Member / Managing Director Nottingham Express Transit.

9:40

Roll Call

9:50

Session 1
The view from the sector
James Hammett, Managing Director, UK Tram

10:00

Supply opportunities for light rail in the UK and around the World
Matt Johnston, Managing Director, Mainspring

10:10

The Coventry Experience
Nicola Small, Senior Rail Programme Manager, Coventry City Council

10:25

Network Rail’s vision for light rail
Mike Smith, Programme Director Restoring your Railway, Network Rail
Simon Coulthard, Head of Light Rail, Network Rail

10:35

Panel Q&A

10:50

Roll Call

11:00

Networking Break

11:30

Roll Call

11:40

Session 2
Transforming West Yorkshire
Luke Albanese, Director of Mass Transit, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

11:50

The Systems Approach to Light Rail projects
Cath Leech, Managing Director, Anturas

12:00

Tram Overspeed Protection
Nick Goodhand, Managing Director, DB ESG

12:10

Revolution Very Light Rail and its potential for cities and towns
Tim Burleigh, Head of External Relations, Eversholt Rail

12:20

BCIMO – what’s it all about?
Neil Fulton, Chief Executive Officer, BCIMO

12:30

Panel Q&A

12:40

Roll Call

12:50

Wrap up and close

1:00

Networking Lunch

2:00

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.

BCIMO Project Funders

Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO)
Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
Zoological Drive
Dudley
DY1 4AW
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