TransCityRail is a series of regional supply chain engagement conferences focusing on rail investment in the North, Midlands, and the South of England.

Every event attracts leaders of industry from Network Rail, HS2, Major Contractors and TOC’s to the mainstage, delivering keynote speeches and panel discussions as part of a concerted effort to engage the supply chain, discussing the region's programme of works and £billions in contract opportunities.

For a short period only, we’re making some of the content from each TransCityRail available for you to watch on-demand FREE OF CHARGE!

Simply register now and get instant access to some of the most important conversations on rail investment, £billions in contracts, and how to become a key supplier to the rail industry.




  • Available On Demand

    Karen Heppenstall, Head of Rail, Midlands Connect

    Karen explains why Midlands Connect is focusing on developing strategic investment plans like the Midlands Rail Hub, HS2, freight, and rolling stock upgrades to transform the region…

    Karen Heppenstall
    Karen Heppenstall Head of Rail Midlands Connect
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    Andrew Pritchard, Director of Policy & Infrastructure, East Midlands Councils, Strategic Policy Advisor at Midlands Connect

    Andrew talks about the economic rise of the East Midlands, driven by the Government's £1.5 billion for regional devolution as a catalyst for light and heavy rail expansions…

    Andrew Pritchard
    Andrew Pritchard Director of Policy & Infrastructure, East Midlands Councils, Strategic Policy Advisor Midlands Connect
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    Leaders Debate - Why is Rail Resilience Important? In Partnership with ARUP

    Mark talks from the heart about rail worker safety, safe digital control of work, and why robust risk assessment is at the heart of ensuring that everyone is home safe every day…

    Faye Beaman
    Faye Beaman Director Arup
    Tim Norton
    Tim Norton Head of Rail Resilience and Response Department for Transport
    Sharon Lee
    Sharon Lee Director Arup
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    Strategic Partner - YOKOGAWA - Mark Breese, Principal Consultant Yokogawa RAP

    Mark talks from the heart about rail worker safety, safe digital control of work, and why robust risk assessment is at the heart of ensuring that.

    Mark Breese
    Mark Breese Principal Consultant Yokogawa RAP
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    Alexandra Batey, Phase 2b Development Director, HS2

    Alexandra uses her keynote to state HS2 is happening, it is being built and there are huge opportunities available for suppliers…

    Alexandra Batey
    Alexandra Batey Phase 2b Development Director HS2
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    Leaders Debate - Rethinking Project Delivery In Partnership with the Midlands Rail Alliance

    Panellists from major contractors converge to discuss project design and delivery when multiple stakeholders with competing interests and disciplines collaborate…

    Tim Fawcett
    Tim Fawcett Birmingham Cities Lead Mott MacDonald
    David Edwards
    David Edwards Project Technical Director Skanska
    Helene Berthonneau
    Helene Berthonneau Environmental Manager Skanska
    Dr Alasdair MacDonald
    Dr Alasdair MacDonald Regional Director for Wales, North and Central Balfour Beatty
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    Strategic Partner - Andrew Dugdale, Market Director, Systra

    TransCityRail veteran, Andrew, discusses where better journeys begin, making the case for 21st-century connectivity as an enabler for communities to prosper in every way…

    Andrew Dugdale
    Andrew Dugdale Market Director Systra
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    Leaders Debate - The Tech That Makes Railways Work! In Partnership with Rail Technology Magazine

    RSSB, Network Rail and Digital Catapult talk about emerging technologies, AI and the trajectory tech is setting for the future of the rail industry…

    Vaibhav Puri
    Vaibhav Puri Director of Sector Strategy and Transformation Rail Safety & Standards Board
    Adam Parkinson
    Adam Parkinson Transport Practice Lead Digital Catapult
    Darren Jowett
    Darren Jowett Head of Technical Policy and Strategy Network Rail
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    Martin Colmey, Operations Director, Central Route, Network Rail

    Martin highlights the challenges of operating today's railway, plans for CP7 and how the supply chain can help Network Rail…

    Martin Colmey
    Martin Colmey Operations Director, Central Route Network Rail
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    Leaders Debate - What do Future Leaders Think of Rail - In Partnership with TransCityRail

    Apprenticeships in the rail industry are as important as any other strategy to keep the railway alive. In this panel, we asked a handful of the apprentices from the audience to join us on stage to talk with us about their experiences and why they chose the rail industry as their vocation…

    Agata Otto
    Agata Otto Apprentice - Civil Engineering Systra
    Charlie Hudson
    Charlie Hudson Associate Project Management Apprentice Amey
    Alexander Christie
    Alexander Christie Undergraduate Engineer WSP
    Edwin Russell
    Edwin Russell Project Manager Apprentice Network Rail
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    Richard Mann, Rail Strategy Lead Midlands Connect

    Richard explains how Midlands Connect is making transport in the Midlands fairer, greener, and stronger and discusses what’s stopping cities from delivering higher-productivity jobs …

    Richard Mann
    Richard Mann Rail Strategy Lead Midlands Connect
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    Leaders Debate - Tackling Climate Change - In Partnership with HS2

    HS2, Midlands Connect and the RSSB join forces for an engaging conversation on what tackling climate change looks like for the rail industry…

    Richard Mann
    Richard Mann Rail Strategy Lead Midlands Connect
    Rachel Allison
    Rachel Allison Climate Change Specialist HS2
    Dr Rachel Allison is a climate professional who has worked across academia, consultancy and industry. She is a specialist in climate change with experience of researching the physical science basis, supporting climate mitigation efforts and delivering climate adaptation solutions. She is currently Climate Change Specialist at HS2 where she acting as a subject matter specialist, providing technical knowledge and support on climate adaptation and resilience management across the whole HS2 project. Additionally she supports HS2’s colleague carbon conscious training, facilitating workshops which provide colleagues with a recognised certification in carbon reduction and climate action.
    George Davies
    George Davies Director of Sustainability RSSB
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    Toby Rackliff, Strategic Lead, Rail Policy, West Midlands Rail Executive

    Toby talks about delivering a revolution in rail services for West Midlanders and the challenges of a tangible step-change in a cash-constrained world…

    Toby Rackliff
    Toby Rackliff Strategic Lead, Rail Policy West Midlands Rail Executive
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    Jon Fox, Regional Partnerships Director, GBRTT

    Jon finished the day by explaining the work GBRTT are doing around delivering a reformed and interconnected railway and how they will bring together track and train…

    Jon Fox
    Jon Fox Regional Partnerships Director GBRTT

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