Network Capacity Seminar

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					              Network Capacity Seminar
              Friday 28 November 2003
The UK government’s 10 year transport plan and the European Commission’s
Transport white paper set targets for substantial increase in the usage of
existing rail networks. This tremendous opportunity also constitutes a
significant challenge for almost every aspect of the rail system. This seminar
explores some of the key challenges and how they might be met.


This seminar will explore capacity from a range of
perspectives:
   ·   Policy, both UK and European
   ·   Train operators, both passenger and freight
   ·   Existing research
   ·   System reliability
   ·   Network maintenance

The aims of the day are to:
   ·   Initiate informed discussion among key stakeholders
   ·   Identify caps in the current research
   ·   Influence future thinking, policy and activity
   ·   Identify areas for further research based on industry needs and
       aspirations


Joining up UK railway research


This seminar is one of a series promoted by the Advisory Group on Rail Research and
Innovation (AGRRI). Many of the challenges currently facing the railway industry can be
addressed through technological development. AGRRI facilitates and promotes this through
bringing together the main players in UK railway research.
For further information, please visit our website: www.agrri.org.uk
AGRRI Chairman: Richard Gostling, Railway Industry Association Technical Director,
22, Headfort Place, London. Email: Rgostling@riagb.org.uk



Organising Committee for this seminar:
Colin Goodman:         Birmingham University
Roger Jones:           Network Rail
Rebeka Sellick:        The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC)
Daren Wood:            AEA Technology Rail




One of the series of AGRRI seminars.
Organised and sponsored by ATOC.
AGRRI Network Capacity Seminar
Friday 28 November 2003
Evergreen House (First Floor Conference Room), Euston Road, London
Programme:
09.30 Coffee and registration
10.00 Welcome and introduction to AGRRI
        - Richard Gostling, Technical Director, RIA (AGRRI Chairman)


                   Morning session – Perspectives on Capacity
10.15 SRA view of Network Capacity
        - Jim Steer, Managing Director, Strategic Rail Authority
10.45 European view of Network Capacity
        - Jan Schrep, European Commission
11.15 Coffee
11.30 Passenger Operator’s Perceptive of network Capacity
        - Richard Goldson, Rail Development Director, National Express Group
12.00 Effective Capacity Utilisation – Crucial for Freight Growth
        - Graham Smith, Planning Director, EWS
12.30 Discussion
12.45 Lunch


         Afternoon session – Means of influencing Network Capacity
13.30 Capacity Utilisation through Optimal Timetabling
        - Ingo Hansen, Professor for Design Transport Facilities, Delft University
        of Technology
14.00 Capacity through Demand Appraisal
        - Chris Nash, Professor of Transport Economics, University of Leeds
14.30 Coffee
14.45 Capacity through Reliability
        - Grahame Cooper, National Planning Manager, Network Rail
15.15 Capacity through Access to the Track
        - Stephen Barber, Technical Director, First Engineering
15.45 Discussion – Recommendations for future research and policy
16.30 Close


One of the series of AGRRI seminars.
Organised and sponsored by ATOC.
AGRRI Network Capacity Seminar
Friday 28 November 2003
Evergreen House (First Floor Conference Room), Euston Road, London

Registration:
Please complete this form and return it with your full payment before Friday 14 November to:
                                                                          rd
Amanda Whyte, The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), 3 Floor, 40 Bernard
Street, London WC1N 1BY.
Telephone 020 7904 3107, Fax 020 7904 3065, E-mail amanda.whyte@atoc.org

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Further information:
·      If you have any general enquiries about this seminar, please contact Amanda Whyte at
       ATOC on 020 7904 3107 or amanda.whyte@atoc.org
·      If you would like to register after 14 November, please check availability with Amanda
       Whyte



One of the series of AGRRI seminars.
Organised and sponsored by ATOC.