08:45  to  09:30
Chair’s welcome remarks
09:30  to  09:40
Jonathan Chatfield. Head of Policy (Freight & Stations). Rail Delivery Group.
Part 1: What is the future of station development? Rail recovery and meeting passenger requirements
09:40  to  11:40
Panel discussion: What is next for station development now and in the future? Meeting passenger requirements following COVID
09:40  to  10:20
  • Covid -19 recovery – getting passengers back in stations and understanding requirements 
  • What does Covid-19 mean for developments surrounding stations – has the role and use of stations changed? 
  • Future of station development – what is needed and where? 
Sharon Hedges. Senior Stakeholder Manager - Rail Contracts Programme. Transport Focus.
Charlie French. Regional Growth Manager (Greater Manchester, Warrington and Blackpool). Avanti West Coast.
Olga Anapryenka. Principal Consultant. Steer.
The introduction of GBRTT – what does it mean for stations development in the future?
10:20  to  10:45
  • What could the possible structure of GBR look like and what does this mean for stations 
  • How will new station development and regeneration be managed 
  • What lessons can be learned from its predecessor? 
Malcom Pitt. Stations Lead. Great British Railways Transition Team.
Morning refreshments
10:45  to  11:15
The changing needs of station development – what role do stations now play in the economic growth of an area?
11:15  to  11:40
  • What are the current development opportunities around stations?
  • The relationship between stations and the public/urban realm 
  • Engaging with communities around station use and development  
Robin Dobson. Group Property Director. Network Rail.
Part 2: How to practically deliver improvements and overcoming challenges facing station development
11:40  to  15:55
Case study: Securing funding for station development
11:40  to  12:05
  • What was initial approach to the project and did this change? 
  • How were practical challenges overcome during development?  
  • How was the relationship between private/public sector funding managed? 
Sue Barrett. Chief Operating Officer. Urban Growth Company.
Panel discussion: Innovative new approaches and models for station delivery – how to secure funding and drive forward station development
12:05  to  12:55
  • What are the opportunities to secure funding throughout the UK
  • The role of the private sector in delivering station projects
  • New approaches and models for securing finance, what does GBR mean for funding models
  • Working collaboratively – who should drive forward schemes?
Dave Haskins. Head of Transport Implementation. West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
Sarah Jane Crawford. Principal Programme Sponsor. Network Rail.
David Worsley. Head of Rail Specification & Delivery. Transport for the North.
Networking Lunch
12:55  to  13:55
“Levelling up” and stations: delivering station infrastructure in the North – what is required?
13:55  to  14:20
  • Current plans and projects – ambitions, timelines and how these can be delivered  
  • What is needed to help deliver station infrastructure?
  • How can these developments be funded? 
David Worsley. Head of Rail Specification & Delivery. Transport for the North.
Ensuring rail is a viable mode of transport - delivering multimodal connections to stations to improve access
14:20  to  14:45
  • Creating joined up places 
  • The role of stations as green transport hubs
  • How do we improve access so people will make the modal shift to rail?
Liam Brooker. Programme Sponsor. West Midlands Rail Executive.
Project update panel: plans and priorities for station development
14:45  to  15:30

15 minute update on current projects and plans  

  • Experience with devolution, benefits & challenges
  • Current challenges, particularly in the post covid situation 
  • Main priorities, and those of stakeholders
  • The future of interchange and multi-modality
Hinatea Fonteneau. Head of Station Projects. Transport for Wales.
Joseph Uzoka. Growth and Interchange Programme Manager. Transport for London.
Afternoon refreshments
15:30  to  16:00
Part 3: The future of station development – lessons from abroad and planning for innovation
16:00  to  17:15
Vision for stations of the future
16:00  to  16:25
  • What does the station of the future look like? 
  • How do we create stations that benefit communities?
  • Opportunities for improvement
  • Futureproofing – designing for the long-term
Ben Watson. Projects Leader. 7NArchitects.
Case study: Lessons from abroad
16:25  to  16:50
  • Practical challenges and how were they overcome
  • Relationship with the urban realm
  • How was passenger need considered and how did this play a role in development
  • What can the UK rail industry learn and how can this be practically implemented
Fabrice Morenon. Managing Director. SNCF Hubs & Connexions.
Marc Milosevic. Vice-President VINCI Railways. VINCI Concession.
Chair’s closing remarks
16:50  to  17:00
Close of conference and networking drinks
17:00  to  18:00

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