When: 19 September 2022, 18:45 - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH
Mark Hopwood CBE, Managing Director GWR
Mark Hopwood is one of the most influential figures in British railways. In 2019, Mark updated the Thames Valley Group on GWR transformation, creating an electric railway with new bi-mode long distance Intercity services including castle class, HSTs, 387 electric trains, tri-mode 769 traction and the biggest change in a generation.
Following a sabbatical where he was ‘parachuted’ into South Western Railway to provide interim leadership through a challenging period, where he restored punctuality and reliability as well as addressing key issues around industrial relations and resolving the future of the franchise, he is back leading one of the biggest Train Operating Companies in the UK serving West London, Thames Valley, Cotswolds, Bristol, South Wales, South Coast and Devon & Cornwall.
Mark will give us an update on current and future developments for rail travel in the South and offer some insights on the past three tumultuous years in the industry.
This is a must-see event for anyone in the South of England who has an interest in rail operations, but Mark is such a great speaker, we are sure that he will engage professionals from across the panoply of Logistics and Transport professions.
As usual, informal discussion will continue in the adjacent pub from 2000 hours.
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