The leading event for the rail industry

Formerly known as The Future of Rail

19 March 2019

Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London

About the Conference

Accelerate: Rail 2019 (previously known as The Future of Rail) is the UK’s leading rail conference, and brings together senior executives within the UK rail industry to discuss the critical challenges, solutions and opportunities emerging during an uncertain time.

The conference attracts major UK TOCs, FOCs, transport groups, and key industry influencers. Through open discussion and debate on topics including: the current industry structure, major projects to ease capacity, new working models, and passenger experience; this conference is a must-attend in order to better understand how to counter the pressures the industry faces, and as such successfully prepare for the future.

“A top quality event with much to learn from both the high calibre speakers and attendees.”

Director of Policy, Rail Delivery Group



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2018 Speakers

Mark Carne Network Rail

Mark Carne

Chief Executive, Network Rail

Jo Johnson rail photo

Jo Johnson MP

Minister of State and Minister for London, Department for Transport

Rachael Maskell MP

Rachael Maskell MP

Shadow Minister for Rail,

Jane Cornthwaite

Jane Cornthwaite

Markets Director, Passenger Services, Department for Transport

Val Shawcross

Valerie Shawcross

Deputy Mayor for Transport, Greater London Authority

Joanna Whittington ORR

Joanna Whittington

Chief Executive, ORR

Tim O'Toole - Accelerate Rail Conference

Tim O'Toole

Chief Executive Officer, First Group

Tim Shoveller Stagecoach Group

Tim Shoveller

Managing Director of UK Rail, Stagecoach Group

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All tickets include:

1 day conference pass, lunch & refreshments and a drinks reception

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15% off

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Hilton Tower Bridge, London

Hilton Tower Bridge, London

5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY

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