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Rail after Covid-19

In the first session of our Rail Broadcast Week, we will seek to assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global rail sector. We will examine how far the ongoing crisis could lead to fundamental changes to the way transport networks function, how they are funded and what their role is. We will also consider whether rail operators should expect a gradual return to pre-crisis travel patterns, or whether the sector must prepare for a ‘new normal’.

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    Nick Kingsley Managing Editor, Railway Gazette Group
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    Marc Guigon Director of Passenger Department, International Union of Railways
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    Elisabeth Werner Director Land Transport, DG Move
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    William Dachs Chief Executive Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
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    Simon Kendler London & South East Chair, Young Rail Professionals
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Keys to Commercial Success in Covid-19 Recovery

The session will cover the keys to commercial success as the rail sector prepares for a ‘new normal’. We will consider fundamental changes brought by the ongoing crisis, including profound shifts to how rail commercial teams function; changing customer expectations and how commercial teams can most effectively accommodate those new expectations; and where commercial teams should prioritize new investments. We will also discuss how technology can accelerate recovery, and how rail operators can drive value during a gradual return to pre-crisis travel patterns.

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    Dax Cross CEO at Revenue Analytics, Inc.
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    Eric Campbell-Westlind Head of Revenue Optimisation, London North Eastern Railway
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    Declan Whelan Head of Pricing, Abellio Group
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    Nick Kingsley Managing Editor, Railway Gazette Group
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Urban Track Design: Avoiding familiar pitfalls

Pandrol works collaboratively with customers to create a safer future for rail infrastructure, supplying innovative solutions, market-leading products and advice designed to maximise efficiencies, safety and uptime around the world. Sharing their experience from delivering solutions for urban transits across the world, the discussion will showcase potential solutions to the common challenges faced by track operators, installers and designers.

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    Thomas Lorent Head of Transit Steering Group , Pandrol
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    Lucie Richardson Director of Marketing & Sales Excellence , Pandrol
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    John Porrill Head of Fastening Systems, Pandrol
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    Nick Kingsley Managing Editor, Railway Gazette Group
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Innovation in rail freight

Assessing the outlook for global rail freight in the 2020s. With its profile having been lifted by the coronavirus pandemic, rail freight plays a key role in maintaining global logistics chains. But freight applications differ markedly across the world, from heavy commodity traffic in Russia and North America to an increasing focus on intermodal operations in Europe. In this session, our diverse panel of specialists will examine the key trends.

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    Maggie Simpson Director General, Rail Freight Group
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    Michael Iden Consultant, Tier 5 Locomotive LLC
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    Raghu Dayal Senior Fellow, Asian Institute of Transport Development
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    Nick Kingsley Managing Editor, Railway Gazette Group
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The future of passenger rail

We consider the future of passenger rail in the 2020s. There can be little doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has shaken faith in public transport, but rail remains fundamentally attractive for its ability to move people efficiently with minimal land take and an extremely low carbon footprint. This discussion will assess the outlook for passenger operators and how they might adjust to a ‘new normal’.

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    Johannah Randall Strategy Board, Rail Innovation Group
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    Steve White Chief Operating Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway
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    Nick Brooks Secretary General, ALLRAIL
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    Chris Jackson Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette International