The leading event for the UK rail industry

Formerly known as The Future of Rail

19 March 2019

Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London

Accelerate: Rail 2019 (formerly known as The Future of Rail) brings together key decision makers to examine emerging opportunities and challenges shaping the industry.

This event attracts major UK TOCs, transport groups, FOCs, ROSCOs and key industry influencers for a day of open conversation and debate. With three stages, the 2019 edition offers more content than ever before to ensure you gain actionable insights to take back to your organisation. Choose from: Ticketing & Passenger Experience Stage, Franchising Stage or Infrastructure & Signalling Stage

We’re gathering 40+ of the most inspiring and innovative leaders from across the rail industry who will share their experiences with you – learn from the best on how to successfully implement change.

Build relationships with 250+ key leaders representing TOCs, FOCs, ROSCOs, Transport Groups and more…

Make sure you don’t miss any of the 10+ hours of content on offer across three stages – bring your team.

Showcase your company’s thought leadership, whilst connecting with the senior decision makers you need to meet to drive business growth.

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“An excellent conference that left me hopeful and excited about the future of the railway industry”

Managing Director, ScotRail Alliance

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“Accelerate Rail 2018 had all the most senior UK Rail personalities either speaking or attending.It provided an excellent opportunity to gain consensus on a more collaborative and innovative approach to growing Rail’s attractiveness as the journey-method-of-choice / freight-mode-of-choice.”

Chief Operating Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

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“Valuable insights from all corners of the industry.”

Correspondent, BBC

2018 speakers

Mark Carne Network Rail

Mark Carne

Chief Executive, Network Rail

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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

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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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