April 2018
What Heavy Rail Can Learn From Light Rail - Event has been cancelledBook Now
Start Date:24/04/2018 18:00
End Date:24/04/2018 20:00
Event Code:RSA0011
When: 24 April 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Manchester, TBC

 Sharon Keith, Regional Director, Arriva Rail Northern

This meeting is cancelled for this date, but it is hoped that a new date can be found to address this topic in the Autumn.

About the speaker

Sharon joined Northern from Tyne & Wear Metro, where she was Managing Director. At Metro she was also Customer Service Director and the dual role of Customer Services and Operations Director. At Metro, Sharon led projects that delivered a step change in the on-station customer experience, reduced fraud to a record low. 

More information to follow about this event.

Railway Study Association (RSA)
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event code: RSA0011
May 2018
FMCG by Rail: How to make it work for youBook Now
Start Date:02/05/2018 12:00
End Date:02/05/2018 13:00
Event Code:RF0316

When: Wednesday 2 May 2018 11:30 for 12:00 - 13:00 hrs
Where: Multimodal, The NEC Birmingham B40 1NT
Rooms 4.9 a & b

CLICK HERE to register for this year's Multimodal at the NEC and to find out more information


  • Julian Worth CMILT, Director, Transworth Rail; Chair, CILT Rail Freight Forum
  • Kenneth Russell, Commercial Director, John G Russell (Transport) Ltd
  • David Turner CMILT, Director of Rail, Malcolm Logistics
  • David Cross FCILT, Commercial Manager, iPort Doncaster
  • Rupert Dyer, Consultant, Rail Expertise Ltd.

Consumer goods now make up the biggest part of UK railfreight, at 40% of total volume. Major players such as Tesco and the other big retailers, together with manufacturers, importers and 3PL's are using rail on a daily basis in their supply chains. However, for many in logistics, rail remains a mystery or something that 'works for others but not for me'. 

With growing concerns over HGV driver shortage and motorway congestion, rail can offer an alternative to road haulage that is, operationally proven and economically attractive, as well as providing big reductions in carbon and other emissions from the supply chain.

This session will explore how you can make use of rail in the short and medium term, with multi-user as well as dedicated services and facilities. The panel consists of supply chain professionals at the forefront of using rail for trunking within the UK, as well as inbound supply chains from continental Europe and the deep sea ports. We aim to provide a lively discussion about operational aspects and longer term supply chain planning.

This session is free to both members and non-members, there is no need to book, simply turn up, we look forward to welcoming you!

Company and Employee EngagementBook Now
Start Date:09/05/2018 18:00
End Date:09/05/2018 20:00
Event Code:RSA0012

09 May 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Baskerville House, Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND

Stephen Vaughn, Director for Fabric Learning

About the speaker

Stephen is a founder member of Fabric Learning and Master Facilitator. Prior to Fabric he previously co-founded and developed another world class learning and development consultancy, working with some of the world's leading edge organisations.

His specialism is research, design and delivering programmes recognising that organisational growth occurs through individuals and teams. He's committed to assisting companies to gain the skills, strategies and knowledge which makes change feasible, manageable and profitable. His enthusiastic and entertaining facilitation style empowers individuals to achieve increased performance and results, deliberately encouraging a sense of fun, which makes effective learning a far more enjoyable experience. 

Fabric Learning work in partnership with innovative, future thinking companies committed to ensuring that everyone feels valued, developed and part of the fabric of the organisation. They work to really understand what makes companies cultures, their objectives and their ambitions, together with the people that make them unique. All of fabrics clients appreciate the impact of that personal touch, specific design and world class delivery. Their learning and development programmes are delivered with style, passion and proven content.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSA0012

How the Rail Industry has to Respond to the Mobile CustomerBook Now
Start Date:22/05/2018 18:00
End Date:22/05/2018 21:00
Event Code:RSA0013
When: 22 May 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London school of Economics, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

Speaker: Clare Gilmartin, CEO of Trainline

About the speaker

Clare has been CEO of Trainline since 2014. She has led the business through a period of rapid growth, investing in mobile and AI innovation and supplier/market expansion. Trainline now operates in 24 countries selling tickets on behalf of over 130 rail and coach carriers, all in one simple app. Prior to Trainline, Clare was VP UK/Greater Europe for eBay and was at BCG and Unilever.

Clare holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International) degree from University College Dublin and was ranked amongst 'Europe's Top 40 under 40' leaders in 2012, as well as a finalist in Veuve Cliquot's Businesswoman of the Year. She is an active mentor in the tech/small business space. She is also a keen runner and lives in London with her husband and three children.

More information to follow on this event.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSA0013

Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
June 2018
Railway Study Forum Annual Dinner – Save the DateBook Now
Start Date:11/06/2018 18:00
End Date:11/06/2018 23:45
Event Code:RSF0022
11 June 2018, 18:00 - 23:45
Where: The Ashes Suites, The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London SE11 5SS

The Annual Dinner for the Railway Study Forum will be taking place in London, Monday 11th June. The Annual Dinner attracts great interest from across the rail sector and is well attended by leaders and inspirers.

Save the date, so that you do not miss this prestigious event!

Dress Code - Business Wear

Member - £65 + VAT

Non-Member/Guest - £65 + VAT
Table of 10 - £650 + VAT

Booking Form

For further information regarding table bookings, contact lauren.elliott@ciltuk.org.uk, 01536 740116
Alternatively, complete our booking form, to secure your seat at the event of the year! 

Event code: RSF0022

September 2018
CILT/Railway Study Forum Presidential AddressBook Now
Start Date:20/09/2018 18:00
End Date:20/09/2018 21:00
Event Code:RSA0020
When: 20 September 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
Meeting Point: Marble Hall - Gallery

Speaker: Neil Micklethwaite - RSF President

This event is to introduce the President of the CILT/Railway Study Forum for the 2018/19 period commencing in September. Neil Micklethwaite has accepted the request to carry on this title and will give a speech to start off the new presidential year in the same venue used for his original address in 2017. There was a great turn out last year and we hope to have similar interest for the next year. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSA0020

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
October 2018
CILT/Railway Study Forum Lecture presented by Tom JoynerBook Now
Start Date:04/10/2018 18:00
End Date:04/10/2018 21:00
Event Code:RSF0021
When: 04 October 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: The Driver, 2-4 Wharfdale Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9RY

Speaker: Tom Joyner - Managing Director, Arriva Trains Wales

Tom Joyner has over 20 years’ experience in the rail industry. He joined London Midland in 2013 where, as Passenger Services Director, he has been responsible for leading a team of 2,000 people to transform the 60 million passenger journeys made each year. He was instrumental in London Midland being named as this year’s most improved organisation for customer service in Britain by the Institute of Customer Service.

Tim will be doing the first CILT/RSF Lecture of the year on: ‘Life as a Train Operating Company MD’

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSF0021

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


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