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May 2022
CILT(UK) Railway Study Forum visit to Lancashire Community Rail Network (Accrington & Blackburn)Book Now
Start Date:24/05/2022 15:30:00
End Date:24/05/2022 18:00:00
Event Code:RSF0067
Description:

When: 24 May 2022, 15:30 - 18:00

Where: The Globe Centre, St James Square, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 0RE 
Supported by CMAC group

To help celebrate Community Rail Week, CILT(UK) Railway Study Forum, CMAC Group and Community Rail bring you the opportunity to find out more and see the Community Rail Group in action at Blackburn station.

What is community rail?

Community rail is a growing grassroots movement made up of community rail partnerships and groups across Britain. They engage communities and help people get the most from their railways, promoting social inclusion and sustainable travel, working alongside train operators to bring about improvements, and bringing stations back to life.


Plan for the day
15:30 - Doors open at the Globe Centre for networking and refreshments - The Globe Centre, St James Square, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 0RE 
16:00 - Opening remarks, Charlene Wallace, CILT(UK) RSF President
16:05 - Community Rail, Jools Townsend, Chief Executive
16:10 - Community Rail Lancashire
16:40 - Make way to station (few minutes walk) a chance to see the sustainable station
17:02/17:12 - Train to Blackburn, a chance to see the station in action and find out more from the Community Rail representatives



Booking for CILT(UK) Members:
FREE
Click 'Book now' or if you have difficulties booking online please email us at forums@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: RSF0067






Competency:

PAS2.3 Access and Inclusion through Transport



June 2022
Decarbonising long distance road hauls is one of the biggest challenges we face as logisticians. Visit to DIRFTBook Now
Start Date:07/06/2022 11:00:00
End Date:07/06/2022 14:30:00
Event Code:RLF0332
Description:

 

When: 07 June 2022, 11:00 - 14:30
Where: The HUB at DIRFT, Dirft Drive, Crick, Northamptonshire, NN6 7GZ


Decarbonising long distance road hauls is one of the biggest challenges we face as logisticians. Modal switch to rail is increasingly being used by many companies as part of the answer - and to reduce the number of HGV drivers required. Over 40% of all rail freight in the UK is now consumer goods and this is growing rapidly.


As a follow-up to the successful joint Retail, Food & Reverse Logistics Forum and Rail Freight Forum meeting on 14th March, a visit has been arranged to Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) - the epicentre of rail-based logistics in the UK - on 7th June, 1100-1430. The visit is courtesy of Prologis and Malcolm Logistics, respectively the owner and operator of DIRFT, and will examine how intermodal rail can be integrated into supply chains, enabling RFRLF members to see at first-hand how the system works in practice. 


For those travelling by train, a bus will leave Rugby station at 10:45 and will return there after the visit. Please advise at the time of booking if you wish to use this bus link.


Booking for Members - FREE

Booking for Non-Members - £5.00 inc. VAT

 
Email forums@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form quoting event code : RLF0332


Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at forums@ciltuk.org.uk

Digital Innovation of Rail Freight on Decarbonisation - NEW DATEBook Now
Start Date:20/06/2022 17:00:00
End Date:20/06/2022 18:30:00
Event Code:HG0374
Description:

 

When: 20 June 17:00 to 18:30
Where: Zoom Webinar
Speaker: Barrie Louw

During the previous 5 years the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull has worked on several projects relating to the coordination and optimisation of international and national multimodal freight routes and logistics. In the world of supply chain disruption and increasing pressure to deliver on decarbonisation targets, the traditional approaches to freight movement need to be constantly re-evaluated and adapted. What are the insights that can be gained from the projects and research conducted by the Institute? Rail freight is one of the keys to a carbon neutral future for supply chains. We will have a look at some of the opportunities and challenges that this industry face and the work done by the Institute to provide the data to measure the positive impact that rail freight presents.
 
Barrie Louw heads the Logistics Institute. Barrie has more than 25 years’ experience working in supply chains. He implemented integrated business systems, led improvement projects and managed multi-national supply chains, before joining the Logistics Institute 2017. He has worked in many industries including agriculture, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and he led supply planning for Heineken and Diageo in the Southern African market during a transformational period. He managed the developed of several innovative logistics software solutions and concepts at the Institute.

Booking for Members - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: HG0374

Booking for Non-Members - £5.00 inc. VAT
Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

Public Transport - a View from the Industries’ Rising StarsBook Now
Start Date:21/06/2022 18:00:00
End Date:21/06/2022 19:30:00
Event Code:RSF0068
Description:

When: 21 June 2022 at 18:00 
Where: Zoom Webinar
Speaker: - Host - Charlene Wallace - President,  CILT(UK) Railway Study Forum

Public Transport  - a View from the Industries’ Rising Stars 

Who are the rising stars in UK public transport? Passenger Transport has teamed up with Tracsis Transport Consultancy, the executive search, selection and interim management specialists, to identify 51 dynamic passenger transport professionals to keep an eye on and shine a light on their impressive achievements to date. The CILT(UK) Railway Study Forum will host an open panel with a small selection of the chosen 51 and find out:
  • Who they are, where they come from and for whom they currently work;
  • What they do in their current role;
  • Why they work in transport and what they want to achieve in transport; and
  • What they think the opportunities and challenges are for transport (particularly public transport) over the next 3-5 years.
                
Panellists

Tanya Rahman, Scheme Project Manager, Seconded to Network Rail
Tanya started her career with a summer internship in Network Rail’s Digital Train Control Team, while completing her final year at the University of York. After graduating, she joined Mercury3 Consult as a graduate consultant and is now seconded to Network Rail to provide project management and commercial support.

Emma Hales, Onboard Service Manager, Great Western Railway
Emma has moved from being a customer host, to senior host and is now onboard service manager covering the Wales region. She has natural leadership skills and champions and supports her colleagues. Emma is driven by a passion to help them progress within their roles and the business.                                   

Gee Lefevre, Managing Director, Teneo
Gee leads Teneo’s work on international transportation, hospitality, and consumer behaviour. He is an expert in using innovative techniques - including cell tower data - in measuring and forecasting consumer demand, bringing new thinking to the transport industry.

Leanne Riley, Head of Corporate Sales, CMAC Group
Leanne started her career in sales roles in the retail sector, before becoming business development manager for Sixt rent-a-car. She joined leading transport business continuity provider, CMAC Group, in 2018 and is currently its head of corporate sales. Leanne has a stellar reputation for her dynamic, charismatic approach to developing propositions that drive customer satisfaction for clients.

Stevie Chambers, Commercial Projects Manager, Lothian Buses
Stevie is part of a small team responsible for ticketing and systems at Lothian Buses. He implemented Scotland’s first Model 2 Contactless Payments scheme, co-developed and implemented integrated ticketing for Transport for Edinburgh and consistently pushes the boundaries to deliver improvements in customer journeys.

Sultana Pasha, Safeguarding Manager, MTR Elizabeth Line
Sultana has progressed quickly since joining MTR as a customer and community ambassador in 2015. She moved to become the team leader and has been working as safeguarding manager for over two years, responsible for many industry-leading initiatives, such as developing 72-hour fatality reviews and suicide prevention plans. She is also a visible and active member of Muslims in Rail and partakes in other community and voluntary activities too.

Victoria Garcia, Accessibility and Communities Manager, Brighton and Hove Buses and Metrobus
 Victoria came into transport quite late in her career and has been working in the bus industry for the last 12 years. She previously led the customer experience team before being appointed to the accessibility position. Since then, she has been leading big industry initiatives such as dementia friendly flooring on all Brighton and Hove buses and creating safe spaces at travel shops and offices.        

Kevin Mayers, Kings Cross Station Ambassador, LNER     
Kevin has an infectious smile and a positive outlook that puts customers at ease as they travel through Kings Cross station seamlessly. He is well respected and liked by his colleagues and displays a natural leadership quality and an ability to work under pressure.    
                                 
To book
Click 'Book now' online, if you have any difficulties email us with a completed booking form at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: RSF0068


Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

A New Strategic Transport Plan for the MidlandsBook Now
Start Date:29/06/2022 17:00:00
End Date:29/06/2022 18:00:00
Event Code:WMR0336
Description:

 

When: 29 June 2022, 17:00 - 18:00
Where: Zoom Webinar
Speakers: 

  • Steve Rothwell, Strategy Refresh Manager, Midlands Connect
  • Andy Clark, Senior Rail Programme Manager, Midlands Connect

Please join this evening presentation with Steve Rothwell and Andy Clark to hear more about Midlands Connect’s recently published Strategic Transport Plan.

Steve, Midlands Connect’s Strategy Refresh Manager, has played a key role in developing the Strategic Transport Plan, and will talk through the plan itself and also some of the technical work that has underpinned it.

Midlands Connect is the Sub National Transport Body for the Midlands, which researches, develops and progresses transport projects that will benefit the region, its people and its businesses. In an ever-changing world, the Midlands Connect priorities remain the same - to create a fairer, greener and stronger Midlands.

The world is a very different place since Midlands Connect published its regional transport strategy in 2017. Our country has undergone profound changes as we recover from the social and economic effects of Covid-19, navigate business and trade following our exit from the European Union and address the global climate emergency.

The Strategic Transport Plan addresses these challenges, recommending transport projects that can create a more productive, prosperous and sustainable Midlands.

Andy, a Senior Rail Programme Manager, will then provide detail on Midlands Engine Rail, which is an ambitious portfolio of rail schemes, including Midlands Rail Hub. Encouraging more people to use the rail network is an essential step in reducing transport-related carbon emissions. The Midlands Engine Rail programme includes a series of improvements to boost rail connectivity across the Midlands. The interventions we’re suggesting include: making journeys faster, allowing trains to run more frequently and creating new connections that don’t currently exist (for example, new services linking Coventry with Leicester).

Following Steve and Andy’s presentation, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Booking for Members - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: WMR0336

Booking for Non-Members - £5.00 inc. VAT
Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form


Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

July 2022
Visit to Cholsey and Wallingford Heritage RailwayBook Now
Start Date:17/07/2022 10:00:00
End Date:17/07/2022 12:00:00
Event Code:TVG0417
Description:

 

When: 17 July 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 
Where: Cholsey & Wallingford Railway Preservation Society, 5 Hithercroft Rd, Wallingford OX10 9GQ
Speaker: Dr Tony Stead, Cholsey and Wallingford Heritage Railway 



The Thames Valley Group is delighted to be visiting the Cholsey and Wallingford Heritage Railway on Sunday 17 July 2022 for a relaxed but informative event. 


Following a fascinating presentation by Dr Tony Stead earlier in the year, members, non-members and their families will be able to see Brunel’s 150 year old platform canopy that Cholsey and Wallingford Heritage Railway saved from Maidenhead station and painstakingly refurbished and reassembled at Wallingford station. 

After a talk and tour by Tony we will then take a ride on the heritage railway to Cholsey station. The plan is for a steam locomotive to pull the carriages (subject to operating conditions on the day). Costs for the CILT Special visit include tea and cakes for adults and a drink and snack for children (under 15).

Arrival time for the talk and tour is 10.00. The train departs at 11.00. A round trip from Wallingford to Cholsey and return takes around 40 to 45 minutes.

The organisers have requested a cut off for booking the CILT Special with refreshments of 26 June. General admission tickets can continue to be purchased after this cut off. 

Families are welcome, and encouraged to join us. 

Wheelchair access on the train is limited but can be accommodated. Please advise any mobility issues at the time of booking.

For more details of the Cholsey and Wallingford Heritage Railway see www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com

Booking for Members and Non- Members:

Adults (per person): £15 for the talk, guided tour, train ride with tea and cake. 
Children (per person): £6.50 for the train ride, drink and snack.

Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

October 2022
Sir Peter Hendy PresentationBook Now
Start Date:25/10/2022 19:00:00
End Date:25/10/2022 20:00:00
Event Code:SW0307
Description:

 

When: 25 October 19:00 to 20:00
Where: The Bath Royal literary and Scientific Institute
Speaker: Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman Network Rail
Meeting Point: Reception

In his presentation, amongst other topics Sir Peter will cover the future for rail, including Great British Railways.


Sir Peter Hendy CBE is one of Britain’s foremost transport practitioners and is currently Chair of Network Rail, responsible for the management and development of Britain’s 20,000 miles of railway infrastructure. He is also Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

Sir Peter started his career in the public transport industry in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee, moving up the career ladder he was appointed managing director of CentreWest London Buses Ltd, initially managing it under London Transport ownership before leading the company through a management buyout. After the takeover of CentreWest by FirstGroup, he became Deputy Director UK Bus for FirstGroup. 

In 2001, Sir Peter was appointed to the position of Managing Director of Surface Transport for Transport for London (TfL), under the Mayor of London and on 1 February 2006, he took up the position of Commissioner of Transport for London
In July 2015 Sir Peter was appointed to his current position as Chairman of Network Rail. He was knighted for services to transport and the community in the 2013 New Year Honours.


Sir Peter has strong connections with Bath, having lived in the city between 1991 and 2019.  He helped to establish and is still involved in organising the unique Imberbus event, where Routemaster buses run to the abandoned village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain on the one day of the year it is open to the public.


Booking for Members - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: SW0307

Booking for Non-Members - £5.00 inc. VAT
Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk


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