East Anglia Railfuture Cambridge Conference 2014


Railfuture 2014 National conference in Cambridge

“RAIL: THE ENGINE FOR CHANGE in high-tech Cambridge”

Railfuture are holding their national conference in Cambridge on Saturday 21st June 2014 with an impressive line-up of 7 guest speakers. The modern railway offers speed combined with volume to keep contemporary city regions safely on the move. Come and hear about the vision of a modern railway network for a historic city at the forefront of cutting edge high tech developments; both a local http://www.railfuture.org.uk/East+Anglia+Cambridgeshire and national government aspiration https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tech-connected

  • David Statham, Managing Director, First Capital Connect (talking about implementation of Thameslink and its importance to high-tech Cambs)
  • Paul McMahon, Director of Freight, Network Rail (talking about F2N and strategic rail freight network in general)
  • Bob Menzies, Head of Major Infrastructure Delivery, Cambridgeshire County Council (talking about Cambridge Science Park station and its innovative funding)
  • Jeremy Smith, Transport and Infrastructure Strategy Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council (talking about Cambridgeshire transport strategy for growth)
  • Chris Starkie, Managing Director, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (talking about Putting together the East Anglia Railway Prospectus)
  • George Freeman, MP for Mid-Norfolk (talking about High-tech industries in the region and Cambridge in particular and the importance of the railway to it)
  • Jim Chisholm, Cambridge Cycling Campaign (talking about Cycling and Walking to stations, why the utter reliability of trip time makes it quicker than driving)

The conference flier can be downloaded here:
The event runs from 10.45 to 17.00 and includes buffet lunch and refreshments.

Full conference details and on-line booking here:

Railfuture is grateful for sponsorship from Gonville Hotel Cambridge http://www.gonvillehotel.co.uk/