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Rail industry leaders come together to help shape the future of station development with sustainability taking centre stage

An array of rail and property experts will gather in London on 28 June 2022 to debate how the rail stations can be developed using the latest innovations and sustainable approaches, and how the industry might maximise the wider area regeneration opportunities.   

The Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference returns for its eighth year as a hybrid event, where industry leaders will be able to meet in person following a virtual only edition during the pandemic.

Among the keynote speakers at this year’s conference will be Malcom Pitt, Stations lead for Great British Railways Transition Team who will examine how reforms to the rail industry, including the creation of the Great British Railways state-owned body, might impact future station development.

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Robin Dobson, Group Property Director at Network Rail, will examine the changing needs of station development, and how these projects contribute to economic growth. He’ll also explore the best ways to engage with local communities on station use.

What does the UK Government’s “levelling up” agenda mean for stations? David Worsley, Head of Rail Specification & Delivery at Transport for the North, will shed light on the issue and how stations can deliver infrastructure fit for the future.

The day event which will be available to attend online, will be chaired by Jonathan Chatfield, Head of Policy (Freight & Stations) at the Rail Delivery Group. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the UK rail industry, having previously worked for a train operator and Network Rail.

Mr Chatfield said: “This conference brings together some of the best thinkers in the industry to help us explore the biggest challenges facing the development of rail station infrastructure and the wider regeneration opportunities.

“It’s a key time for the sector as we look to develop innovations and grow confidently out of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, create the sustainable rail infrastructure of the future for passengers.

“They’ll be an opportunity to network in-person with senior representatives from rail and property, including those leading on station development projects.”

The 8th Annual Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference will take the form of an in-person event at the international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard in London, but the content will also be delivered virtually for registered delegates.

The event is organised by Waterfront Conference Company, which delivers physical and virtual policy conferences for the planning, energy, rail, and ports sectors.

For more information and to register for the Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference 2022, visit the event website at https://waterfront.eventscase.com/EN/stations22 or for other Waterfront events, visit https://www.waterfrontconferencecompany.com/.

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