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UK Light Rail Conference

Manchester, 18th - 19th July 2017

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Investment and Innovation:
Helping shape the future of UK Light Rail

The 12th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition returns to Manchester for 2017, bringing together over 250 decision-makers for two days of open debate covering all aspects of light and urban rail operations, strategy and development.

Delegates can explore the latest industry innovation within the event’s exhibition area and examine LRT’s role in alleviating congestion in our towns and cities and its potential for driving economic growth. 

Topics and themes for 2017 include:

Rewriting the business case for light rail investment
> Can public transport ever be free? Lessons from Tallinn
> Models for procurement and resourcing strategies
> Putting light rail at the heart of the community
> Street-running safety challenges
> Next-generation driver aids
> Are we delivering the best passenger environments?
> From smartcard to smartphone ticketing
> Traction energy optimisation and efficiency
> Cyber security – Responsibilities and safeguards
> Safety and security: Anti-vandalism measures
> Digitisation and real-time monitoring
> Managing obsolescence
> Wire-free solutions
> Composite and materials technologies
> Rail and trackform innovation
> Major project updates

Confirmed speakers include:

Geoff Inskip – Chairman, UKTram
Allan Alaküla – Head of Tallinn EU Office, City of Tallinn
Peter Cushing – Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester
Tobyn Hughes – Managing Director (Transport Operations), North East Combined Authority
Ana M. Mereno - General Manager, Los Tranvias de Zaragoza
Jane Cole – Managing Director, Blackpool Transport Services
Andres Muñoz de Dios – Director General, MetroTenerife
Alejandro Moreno – Alliance Director, Midland Metro Alliance
David Hand – Divisional Director and LRT Group Practice Leader, Mott MacDonald
Andrew Braddock – Chairman, Light Rail Transit Association
Peter Jones – Project Director, MPT Consortium
Dr Nick Mallinson – Programme Manager, HVM Catapult, University of Warwick
Martin Fleetwood – Partner, Shoosmiths
David Sidebottom – Passenger Team Director, Transport Focus
Trevor Dowens – Principal Consultant, Ricardo Rail
Kevin Bell – Partner, Bond Dickinson
Chris Langer – Scheme Intelligence Manager, CIRAS
Scott Francis – UK Sales Manager, Ultra Electronics PMES

Earlybird rates available until 1 March

For more information contact us on +44 (0)1733 367600 or click here 

Click here to read the coverage of the 2016 event in Tramways & Urban Transit and see photographs here


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