Event Date/Time: Jun 24, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2009
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The UK rail system's struggle with capacity constraints and under investment has been widely discussed. However, the ongoing economic downturn adds another problematic dimension to the list of difficulties the industry faces. The threat of falling passenger numbers and reduced funding could undermine the emerging optimism around the industry and it is essential that regulators, operators and infrastructure managers devise some intelligent and innovative strategies to push the industry forward.

Speakers include:

* Bill Emery, Chief Executive, Office of Rail Regulation
* Ian Brown, Managing Director, London Rail, Transport for London
* Malcolm Pheasey, Rail Strategy Director, National Express Group
* John Thomas, Director of Competition and Regulatory Economics, ORR
* Adrian Shooter, Chairman, Chiltern Railways
* Bill Reeve, Director of Rail Delivery, Transport for Scotland
* Ian Yeowart, Managing Director, Grand Union
* Stephen Hammond MP, Shadow Minister for Transport, Conservative Party
* Anthony Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Passenger Focus
* Stephen Joseph, Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport


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United Kingdom