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UK Light Rail Conference

Tuesday May 19, 2020 to Wednesday May 20, 2020

Celebrating 15 years of industry growth

Over the last 15 years, the UK Light Rail Conference has grown into the industry’s leading gathering for sharing knowledge and best practice, bringing together over 250 delegates from across the industry to shape the future of the light and urban rail sector.

Since 2005 we have welcomed delegates from over 20 countries as the event has moved around the UK, showcasing innovation, new projects and products that have transformed urban mobility.

With two parallel conference streams, the UK Light Rail Conference covers topics such as on urban development strategies; sustainability and the environment; the growing role of digital; innovative vehicle and construction methodologies; signalling, infrastructure and depot innovation; safety, security and risk management; and new product launches.

The conference is co-located with a busy exhibition from some of Europe’s leading transport product and service providers.

Speakers for 2020 include:

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Laura Shoaf: Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands
Nicola Small: Very Light Rail Programme Manager, Coventry City Council
Steve Berry OBE: Head of Light Rail and Cableways, Department for Transport
Danny Vaughan: Head of Metrolink, Transport for Greater Manchester
Jackie Townsend: Managing Director, Tram Operations Limited
Senan Moynihan: Projects and Contracts Manager, Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Johan Haveland: Director of Passenger Transportation, Bybanen
Phil Hewitt: Executive Consultant, WSP Israel
Mark Barry: Professor of Practice in Connectivity, Cardiff University
Chris Haworth: Head of Projects, Transport for West Midlands
Mat Taylor: Director, CNNCT

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Matt Johnston, Managing Director of Mainspring, added: “We saw a far greater level of interaction at the 2019 UKLRC with the debates continuing into the early hours at the event’s informal networking sessions.

“The role of technology is increasingly evident – in improving the passenger experience, as well as in how we plan, design, construct and operate both new and existing tramways and light rail systems. The voice of the supply chain also proved more relevant than ever as events such as this play a crucial role in enhancing the sharing of experience as we all look to a bright future for rail-based urban mobility.”

For a comprehensive report on the 2019 event from our media partner Tramways & Urban Transit click here

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