Get on board for the railway sector's networking event of the year...
The IET's Railway Annual Lecture and Dinner is one of the calendar's key networking events for the railway sector. Traditionally, delegates at this long running series of evening functions can expect a thought provoking, free to attend lecture on the key rail engineering issues of the day, followed by an optional dinner and networking with the cream of the rail engineering world.
This year the lecture will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons, ideally located in central London and just a short walk from Holborn and Temple underground stations.
Royal College of Surgeons exudes an aura of irresistible modernity and the fully-equipped Vandervell Lecture Theatre is the perfect setting for this memorable lecture series.
22 October 2013 Transport channel
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Creating our future railway â€“ Turning challenges into opportunities
Our railway network in Great Britain has seen unprecedented growth in passenger and freight business since privatisation. A million more trains ran and half a billion more passengers travelled by rail last year than ten years ago. Performance has improved and the passenger business sustained double digit growth through the recession.
The challenge is how to provide the additional capacity needed to address overcrowding on many routes in a way that is both affordable and sustainable.
The lecture will examine how the rail technical strategy has established a vision for our future railway and has supported the development of ambitious plans to deliver the additional capacity and capability needed.
The lecture will examine the impacts of the 'game changers' identified by the rail technical strategy from a control, command and signalling perspective.
Clive will explore the particular relevance all six game changers; traffic management, energy, whole system reliability, data and communications and enabling innovation are likely to have on the development of control, command and signalling systems on our railways.