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The Great Railway Debate: How Britain’s railways need to change to meet the needs of the 21st Century


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Attend this event to learn how Britain’s Railways need to change to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

Date and Time

18 March 2014 - 18:00-21:00


Reading, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Berkshire local network.

About this event

The event will consist of four or five short talks, each providing an overview of an aspect of the subject, followed by questions and comments from the audience to a panel made up of the speakers.  

While termed a Great Debate the format is really a briefing on the way in which the railways are changing over the next 10 to 20 years, with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions and to express their own views.

A poster for the event is now available to download.


Chairman - Professor Stuart Green, Reading University

  • High Speed 2 - Rob Avery CEng MICE MAPM, Construction Manager, London Bridge Associates, currently the Construction Planner for HS2
  • Improving capacity - including Crossrail - Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman of Crossrail
  • Digital Asset Information: Managing Data from Delivery into Operations - Professor Jennifer Whyte, University of Reading
  • Infrastructure improvements – Reading Station and track redevelopment - Paul Newman, Network Rail

Additional information

Car parks on the campus are free of charge, and require no permit after 17:00.


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