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                                            High-Speed
ice transport                              Rail in the UK
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                                             Royal Institute of British Architects,
Monday 8 May 2006                                                     London, UK




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High-Speed Rail in the UK

The conference                                                               Preliminary programme                              (subject to amendment)




How can high-speed rail help to address the UK’s                           0830      Registration
transport problems?
                                                                           0900      Opening Remarks: morning chairman
The High-Speed Rail in the UK conference will be your best                           I What is high-speed ground transportation?
opportunity to evaluate this question and hear from experts in the                   Professor Tony Ridley, Emeritus Professor of Transport Engineering,
field on their ideas and expectations. It will be the best event at                  Imperial College
which to examine:
                                                                           Session
I   the associated funding, technology and infrastructure needs            1:        Can High-speed Rail Help to Address the UK’s
I   the impact on integrated transport and the environment                           Transport Problems?
and learn from international case studies on the technology and            0910      Keynote: A high-speed rail strategy for railway
business models adopted for high-speed train operation.                              network enhancement
                                                                                     I Analysis of transport demand and growth
Do not miss this opportunity to evaluate the implementation of high-
                                                                                     I A solution to congestion
speed rail in the UK and the challenges that you might face. Join the
                                                                                     I The government intent and degree of support
debate and have an input into the issues and how they might be
                                                                                     Iain Coucher, Deputy Chief Executive, Network Rail
overcome.
I   Discuss the high-speed rail strategy for railway network               0930      Feasibility study: the transport and business case for
    enhancement                                                                      a new high-speed rail line
                                                                                     I The business case for high-speed rail – based on best value
I   Evaluate the feasibility – transport and business case for a new                 I How can a high-speed rail network be integrated with other
    high-speed rail line                                                               parts of the transport network?
                                                                                     I New railway line, an enhancement of existing lines or a
I   Examine the potential economic impact of a North/South railway                     mixture?
                                                                                     I Supply led or demand led?
I   Debate how we can create the political and public buy-in
                                                                                     Jim Steer, Director, Steer Davies Gleave
    necessary to make high-speed trains a reality
I   Hear the latest on the possible route planning for a high-speed rail   0950      Discussion
    network
                                                                           1000      Potential economic impact of a North/South railway
I   Discuss the potential funding strategies for HSR transportation                  I Tackling the UK’s shortage of transport capacity: are the high
    projects in the UK                                                                  capital costs of construction justified on economic growth,
                                                                                        social inclusion, environmental and regeneration grounds?
I   Evaluate high-speed rail and its affect on airport development                   I Investment in transport infrastructure and regional growth
                                                                                     I Road user charging – the need for investment in intercity rail
Who should attend?                                                                      services
                                                                                     I Implications for businesses
This one-day conference will bring together experts in the field with                Ernest Godward, Railway Economist, Scott Wilson Railway
a range of delegates and speakers from:
I   engineering and design firms                                           1020      Creating the political and public buy-in necessary
                                                                                     to make high-speed trains a reality
I   rail equipment manufacturers and material suppliers                              I Effective political and public support – the key to building a
                                                                                       new high-speed line industry
I   federal, state and local government agencies and officials                       I Experience gained from successful management of public
                                                                                       support for railway and transport funding development
I   private consultants, academics and railroad service providers
                                                                                     I Avoidance of political inertia
You can therefore expect to share ideas, network and build contacts                  Bernard Gambrill, Member of ICE High-Speed Railway Panel
at the high-speed Rail in the UK conference.
                                                                           1040      Discussion
Exhibition and sponsorship
                                                                           1050      Morning Coffee
An exhibition will support the conference, providing organisations
with the chance to showcase their products to a focused audience.          1110      Step-change in strategic transport and
                                                                                     transformation in strategic economics – the case for
Opportunities available to you at this event are:                                    UK Ultraspeed: 500km/h ground transport for
I   Exhibition stand sponsorship                                                     Britain
                                                                                     I Why Britain needs world-class strategic transport to compete
I   Inserts in delegate packs                                                          and win in the global economy
                                                                                     I Why Britain is uniquely placed to leap-frog the 20th Century
I   A banner on the ICE website                                                        300km/h systems which will constrain international
                                                                                       competitors for many decades to come
I   Sponsored signage
                                                                                     I The strategic benefits a 500km/h strategic transport system will
If you would like more information on the range of exhibition and                      deliver: UK international competitiveness; ‘rebalancing’
                                                                                       regional economies; connectivity and clustering; access and
sponsorship possibilities for this conference please email                             mobility; air-hub integration
conferences@ice.org.uk.
"High-speed rail is back on the agenda in the UK. This conference will present and debate the wide range
 of issues that would be involved in bringing it to fruition".
                                                                     Professor Tony Ridley, Emeritus Professor of Transport Engineering, Imperial College




          I How UK Ultraspeed will deploy 500km/h Transrapid maglev to            Session
            secure these benefits and capture competitive advantage for
            Britain, whilst delivering a step-change in the quality, capacity     3:        The impact on Integrated Transport and the
            and speed of UK transport                                                       Environment
          Dr Alan James, Chief Executive, UK Ultraspeed
                                                                                  1440      Keynote: High-speed rail and airport development
Session                                                                                     I Relationship between high-speed rail and air travel: will it free
                                                                                               up air capacity for longer-distance, higher value air travel?
2:        Funding, Technology and Infrastructure                                            I An alternative to short-haul flights – can it defer the need for
                                                                                               new or expanded airports? The European Experience
1130      High-speed rail: a long-term solution for rail freight?                           I What are the barriers to incorporating high-speed train
                                                                                               alternatives into airport expansion planning and processes?
          I The need for more freight transport capacity
                                                                                            Richard Brown, Chief Executive, Eurostar
          I The options: high-speed passenger-only rail lines or mixed
            traffic (passenger and freight) lines?
          I Overcoming the infrastructure restraints                              1500      The environmental impact of high-speed rail
                                                                                            I Railway Network – environmental impact in comparison with
          I Examples from European countries                                                   an expansion of the motorway network
          Lord Tony Berkeley, Chairman, Rail Freight Group                                  I Environmental impact of the construction of high-speed lines –
                                                                                               management to minimise and mitigate adverse impacts
1150      The role and realisation of high-speed rail                                       I Shifting passenger traffic from air and roads to high-speed
                                                                                              railways – reducing pollution and congestion
          I What role would high-speed rail fulfil in the UK?
                                                                                            Adrian Lyons, Director General, Railway Forum
          I How can the case be developed further?
          I What lessons can be drawn from the development of other               1520      Discussion
            major transport and, in particular, high-speed rail networks?
          I Key considerations for high-speed rail route development              1530      Afternoon Tea
          Matthew Elson, Managing Director, Atkins Management
          Consultants (formerly Senior Policy Adviser on Transport in the         Session
          Prime Minister's office)                                                4:        International Case Studies – Technology and
                                                                                            Business Models Adopted for High-speed Train
1210      Route planning for high-speed rail
                                                                                            Operation
          I Lessons to be learnt from the planning of the motorway
            network and the CTRL
                                                                                  1550      Case Study: French TGV and regional regeneration
          I Optioneering the new line benefits from newline construction
                                                                                            I Positive economic impact of high-speed rail
          Alan Dyke, Former Managing Director of Union Railways                             I Commercial results and forecasts
                                                                                            I Benefits and Limits of the wheel/rail high-speed technology
1230      Discussion                                                                        I Operating high-speed lines – traffic control centres, regulations
                                                                                              for traffic management, safety and security (protection of rail
                                                                                              infrastructures)
1245      Keynote: Potential funding issues for high-speed
          ground transportation projects in the UK                                          Speaker to be confirmed
          I The economic and financial stakeholders in high-speed rail
            projects                                                              1610      Case Study: Taiwan’s Taipei-to-Kaohsiung line
          I Funding of infrastructure                                                       I Project background

          I Costs, cost escalations, their causes, remedies and impact on                   I The Concession and financing structure
            operational affordability. Will customers or taxpayers be able                  I Implementation: strategy and experience
            and willing to pay?                                                             I Rolling Stock, infrastructure, control and safety features
          I Public sector financial contribution – a staged approach to                     I Lessons learned
            implementation
                                                                                            Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (speaker to be confirmed)
          Mark Bayley, Finance Director, London & Continental Railways
                                                                                  1630      Case Study: Channel Tunnel Rail Link – opening to
1305      The UK planning process                                                           schedule in 2007
          I What is the current planning process for a high-speed rail line?                I A model for the construction, financing and planning of a
          I What are its advantages and disadvantages?
                                                                                               north-south route
                                                                                            I Purpose built for today’s high-speed rail: timetable and eventual
          I What changes to it should be considered for HSR to be                              costs
            authorised in a reasonable time?
                                                                                            I Lessons to learn from CTRL
          Robbie Owen, Parliamentary Agent and Solicitor, Partner and
                                                                                            Mike Glover, Arup Director and RLE Technical Director for CTRL
          Head of Major Projects, Bircham Dyson Bell

                                                                                  1650      Experience of mixed traffic on high-speed lines in
1325      Discussion                                                                        Germany – lessons learnt for network strategy
                                                                                            Heiner Huesmann, Consultant
1335      Lunch
                                                                                  1705      Discussion
          Afternoon Chairman
          Malcolm Cope, Director of Rail Infrastructure, Halcrow                  1720      Chairman Summation
                                                                                                                 Monday 8 May 2006


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