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11th Annual Scottish Rail Conference: What's next for rail in Scotland?


0845-0925 Registration and Refreshments
0925-0930 Chair's Opening Remarks
Sarah Baillie, Partner - Planning, Addleshaw Goddard
AGinsight Sarah_Baillie
Session 1: What's Next in the Strategic Picture for Rail?
0930-0950 Beyond Five Year Plans: Can we proof rail against growth, climate and age
Justin Moss, Strategic Development Manager, Siemens Mobility Ltd
0950-1010 Delivering for Rail Consumers
Stephanie Tobyn, Deputy Director - Consumers, Office of Rail and Road
  • Understanding what consumers really think of rail
  • Delivering what consumers want
  • Responding with effective redress
  • The ORR perspective on strategy
1015-1030 Keynote Address and Questions
Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Scottish Government
ScotGov MathesonMichael
1035-1045 Discussion and Questions

1045-1105 Refreshment Break
Session 2: Delivering Rail Excellence in a Changing Environment
1105-1125 Disruptive Technology and Digital: Understanding the rail opportunity
Steve Quantick, Strategic Development Director - Rail, Transport Systems Catapult
  • How is disruptive technology altering all transport?
  • Fast changing consumer demands and expectations, what can rail offer?
  • Smart, seamless, simple: How good can rail become?
1125-1145 Rail and Wider Transport Competition
Robert Samson, Senior Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus
  • What is passenger demand, rival transport and the wider economy telling rail?
  • Road, air and bus: Competition or co-producers?
  • Delivering on cost, consistency, comfort and connectivity
1145-1205 Rethinking Rail
Stewart Fox-Mills, Commercial Director, Abellio
AbellioRailBus ScotRail
  • Re-imagining the purpose of our rail system
  • Rail and inclusive economic growth
  • Rail beyond Brexit: Regulation and decision making
1205-1225 Discussion and Questions
1225-1315 Lunch
Session 3: Projects, Priorities and Partnership
1315-1320 Chair's Welcome Back
Sarah Baillie, Partner - Planning, Addleshaw Goddard
AGinsight Sarah_Baillie
1320-1340 The Williams Rail Review – Update on progress
Tom Harris, Williams Rail Review Expert Challenge Panel Member and Director, Third Avenue Communications
  • Increasing integration between track and train
  • Improving transport services across UK regions and devolved nations, including exploring options for devolution of rail powers
  • Improving value for money for passengers and taxpayers
1340-1400 The Role of the Rail Ombudsman: Early perspectives from case studies
Judith Turner, Legal Counsel & Head of ADR, Rail Ombudsman
  • What is the role of the Rail Ombudsman?
  • Learning from early case studies
  • Implications for rail service providers and customers
1400-1420 Discussion and Questions
1420 Chair's Closing Remarks

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Good range of speakers & commentary on various aspects of Planning Review. Encouraged by optimism of speakers.

Peter Bain, Argyll & Bute Council,
Planning in Scotland Conference, October 2017

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