2017-06-15 9:00:00 AM2017-06-15 5:00:00 PMEurope/LondonNational Rail Conference 2017National Rail Conference 2017
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SYSTRA is a world-leader in transport infrastructure engineering. We have over 6,100 employees world-wide specialising in the areas of conventional rail, high-speed rail, metro, mass rapid transit, light-rail, tram-train, automated guideway and bus rapid transit.
SYSTRA has developed projects in more than 150 countries and 350 cities.
SYSTRA offers the full range of multi-disciplinary technical services for the transport sector. We design and manage transport projects throughout their entire lifecycle, from the early stages of scheme appraisal and design through to procurement, construction, operation and maintenance.
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd is a leading manufacturer in total railway solutions, covering rolling stock, signalling, service delivery and traffic management. Our Global Head Office is located in Central London and we currently operate from project offices across the UK, several depot locations and our state-of-the-art rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe.
Our Class 395 Javelin trains currently in operation on the HS1 route have proven our capability in the UK, based on a blend of British and Japanese technical expertise. The Intercity Express Programme, Abellio ScotRail franchise and contracts with First Group for their West of England and TransPennine routes will see our teams deliver over 200 new trains over the next two years. We are now looking to expand our operations further to build upon our global reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership.
Rail Delivery Group
The Rail Delivery Group exists to enable rail companies to succeed in transforming and delivering a successful railway.
Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in passengers and freight. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for their customers. This ultimately benefits taxpayers and the economy.
We do that by organising our activity into four portfolios with the following objectives: Customer experience - modernising ticketing and improving door-to-door journeys; Today’s railway - improving punctuality, reliability and value for money; Industry reform - improving industry structures to enable excellence; and Tomorrow’s railway - better planning for the railway’s future.
This activity is supported by communications and engagement with stakeholders, and improvements in how the RDG is organised and operates. We also provide support and give a voice to freight and passenger operators, as well as delivering important national ticketing, information and reservation services for passengers and staff on behalf of member companies.
Colas Rail is the railway division of the construction giant Colas and one of the world’s leading providers of rail infrastructure services. In the UK, Colas Rail combines the engineering skills of all our specialist businesses to provide holistic solutions in all aspects of railway infrastructure, from high speed rail systems to light and urban rail.
Colas Rail is recognised as one of Network Rail’s five largest contractors in addition to owning a proud record of High speed rail delivery in excess of 3500km of high-speed railways across Africa, Asia and Europe.
In the UK, the company has had involvement in the HS1 detailed design, supply and installation of track, and is currently working on the modification of the lines into Euston station to prepare for HS2.
To find out more about us, please visit our website www.colasrail.co.uk, or Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube: Colas Rail UK.
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges.
Our teams of rail specialists work to better connect our towns and cities. We understand that our clients have bold ambitions, but also face increasing demand, constrained budgets and ageing infrastructure. We help to meet these challenges, providing smart solutions, the best advice and better planning, design and delivery. Our teams join up on projects of all scales, from concept to completion. We work in all aspects of rail consultancy spanning every phase of the development life cycle.
For over 46 years, Morson Group has been a respected name in the engineering industry generating a turnover of £772million last year. The Group is a three-strong operating structure of Morson International (white collar contract and permanent recruitment services), Morson Projects (engineering consultancy) and Vital Human Resources (blue collar recruitment services).
As an industry leader the Morson Group is committed to innovation – turning ideas into reality. When opportunities or challenges arise, the Group seeks solutions, goes the extra mile to find answers and deliver service in new cutting edge ways. Consequently, we have designed bespoke solutions for our clients which utilise the blend of expertise within our group - from full recruitment managed services delivering white and blue collar skills, to outsourced packages of work provided from within one of our 52 UK and international offices.
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. It is funded by grant-in-aid from the government.
HS2 Ltd is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Transport.
At Lloyds Bank we specialise in supporting the manufacturing sector. Our dedicated manufacturing relationship managers are based locally and undertake regular training with the Warwick Manufacturing group so that they understand how the manufacturing sector operates today. We take pride in understanding the manufacturing sector to provide guidance and support to help our clients achieve their business ambitions.
Lloyds Bank plc. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under Registration Number 119278.
The Central Japan Railway Company is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu region of central Japan.
Asset International Structures (A Division of Hill & Smith Ltd.)
Asset INTERNATIONAL STRUCTURES supplies solutions for the Highway, Rail, Marine and Coastal sectors. With an international reputation operating out of the head office in Newport South Wales for over six decades Asset has provided design solutions across the UK & Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Holland and Poland for a range of clients.
Asset’s core product range includes: Multiplate structures, precast BEBO concrete arches with spans up to 36m and VSoL retained earth systems using green walls or precast walls. Primarily the products are utilised in the following categories: bridges, Cut & Cover tunnels, embankments, culverts, buried structure projects such as tunnels and underpasses.
Asset INTERNATIONAL STRUCTURES was appointed by HS2 to undertake a case study that assesses the benefits of applying the BEBO pre-cast arch concrete technology taking into account the cut and cover tunnels. The purpose of the report was to present and discuss the use of the BEBO pre-cast arch system as an alternative to existing traditional techniques mentioned in the “deliverable Approach Statement”.
The Asset BaFix ballast shoulder retention system is approved and used by both Network Rail and authorised for use by London Underground. It is also currently being trialled at sites by Irish Rail. The track ballast shoulder retention system provides an innovative solution for the rail industry. The Asset BaFix system could reduce the levels of maintenance caused by the loss of ballast shoulder overtime. It may also assist at loss of ballast at the intersection of a rail overbridge with road underbridge, ballast loss during flooding or on soft ground.
For the perfect rail protection system Asset Hillblock coastal, embankment and flood prevention block or composite FRP SuperLoc sheet piling system could be considered for usage. These are the latest products to be introduced in shoreline and river bank protection, embankment works, erosion control, bridge and scour protection and protection of coastal areas.
Variable Message Signs (VMS)
Variable Message Signs (VMS) provides the design, manufacture and installation of a comprehensive range of LED based technology solutions for both road and rail applications, and with a combined workforce of over 70 people, it operates out of two locations in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, and Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
At the core of all our products is ground-breaking and unique LED technology, supported by advanced electronics, powerful software and flexible communication techniques. In addition to tried-and-tested designs, we offer bespoke solutions, responding to the exact requirements of a worldwide spectrum of customers.
Our depth of expertise enables us to deliver complete solutions, from design and development, through manufacture, test and installation, commissioning and after-sales service; all to a level worthy of a world-class company.
VMS products fall into two main categories: Highways - with a product range covering applications in the strategic, urban, and traffic management equipment sectors, and Rail, where our new super lightweight range of rail LED trackside signals and LED long-distance signals are breaking the mould in this sector
VMS delivers the highest levels of service and support from two locations in Hebburn and Aylesbury.
West Midlands Growth Hubs
Growth Hubs provide a single point of contact for businesses to allow them to easily access a wide range of support and expertise. Whether you are starting a new business, looking for funding or want to achieve increased competitiveness and growth, they can help your business to unleash its potential. Growth Hubs around the region, which includes Black Country, Birmingham and Coventry, have supported 1,000’s of business to grow and prosper, and significantly encouraged high levels of private sector investment.
Midlands Connect, in collaboration with central government, brings together local authorities and local enterprise partnerships from across the Midlands.
Together, the Midlands Connect Partnership and the Department for Transport have developed a transport strategy that identifies the major infrastructure projects needed to improve the connectivity of our region’s key locations so we can help drive economic growth and power the Midlands Engine.
Sir John Peace, chairman of Midlands Connect and Midlands Engine, said: “We sit at the heart of the UK’s transport network and therefore an investment in this region’s transport will have a remarkable benefit to the whole country and create a positive ripple effect to boost the development of industry, skills and infrastructure.
“This Strategy will help to secure the further infrastructure funding needed to lay the groundwork for improved connectivity across the Midlands, bringing the East and West closer together and opening the region’s businesses to the world.”
Built on a strong advanced manufacturing base and enhanced by a range of sectoral strengths, the Midlands Engine is perfectly positioned to take advantage of economic growth, productivity and skills opportunities.
We will improve the economy of the Midlands and the UK, deliver an enhanced quality of life for our citizens and communities and become a globally recognised driver of the economy.
Advanced manufacturing expertise is the bedrock of the Midlands economy and supports a host of other industries and sectors. We will develop our reputation as a globally recognised centre of excellence.
We will position the Midlands as a major UK and European gateway unlocking the region’s potential and will support growth across every sector.
Midlands Connect will develop the vision and set out the long term transport and connectivity strategy for the Midlands Engine.
Our universities and research translation centres will work with businesses to bring forward initiatives to turn our world-class science into new technologies, materials and products.
We will create a thriving environment for businesses to flourish.