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August 2022
Visit to Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light RailwayBook Now
Start Date:10/08/2022 17:00:00
End Date:10/08/2022 19:30:00
Event Code:SER0326
Description:

 

When: 10 August 2022, 17:00 - 19:30
Where: Sittingbourne Retail Park, The Wall, Sittingbourne ME10 2XD
Speaker: John Fuller, FCILT, Trustee Director- Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light railway

Assemble at Sittingbourne S&KLR Station between 1645 and 1700

  

Delegates will travel on a special train at 1715 from Sittingbourne to Kemsley Down  (arr. Approx. 1730) where John Fuller, FCILT, Trustee Director of the railway will give a presentation on the history of the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Railway which was an industrial railway linking paper mills at Sittingbourne and Kemsley  as well as his experiences of running the S&KLR as a preserved railway since around 1970. This will be followed by a tour of the railway’s engineering and other facilities. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided at Kemsley Down and visitors will also have the option of purchasing additional refreshments as well as visiting the souvenir shop. We anticipate the visit finishing by around 1930 at the latest.

 
There will be a charge of £6-50 for the visit which covers the return fare from Sittingbourne to Kemsley Down.

The station is located in a road called the Wall which is around 7 minutes walk from Sittingbourne station (Via Milton Road under the railway Bridge and straight on towards the Wall). Free parking is available in a car park close to the station or alternatively in the nearby Sittingbourne Retail Park. See link below for further information

https://www.sklr.net/visiting-us/how-to-find-us/ 

Booking for Members and non members £6.50 
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: SER0326

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

Competency sets:

  •  PAS2.3 Access and Inclusion through Transport
September 2022
The Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community Annual GatheringBook Now
Start Date:15/09/2022 09:00:00
End Date:15/09/2022 17:00:00
Event Code:SR0516
Description:

 

When: 15 September 2022, 09:00 - 17:00
Where: Boat of Garten Community Hall, Boat of Garten

Way back in September 2019, we got together at The Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa on the Angus coast to discuss all the opportunities and challenges related to rural and islands mobility.

The events that we've experienced since then (both global and local) only reinforce the importance of working together to solve the accessibility, affordability and sustainability issues facing rural and islands communities inside and outside Scotland.

For the first time in 3 years, we have an opportunity to gather in person to reflect on how our communities have changed since 2019 and the actions that are being taken to improve the provision of transport services and reduce car dependency.

In keeping with the true spirit and ethos of SRITC, we're holding The 2022 Gathering at the community hall in Boat of Garten on Speyside. The hall offers all of the facilities and technology we'll need to deliver an engaging and memorable experience with the added benefit that it's close to Aviemore and the many attractions on offer.

We've created the Day Pass for people who can attend The Gathering in person but only during the day. This recognising that not everyone has the flexibility to stay for the dinner, dance and awards ceremony in the evening.

The In-Person Day Pass will get you right to the heart of the discussions taking place during The Gathering including:

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops
  • Networking Breaks
  • Plus, you can visit the exhibitor stands and add your ideas to the suggestion boards dotted around the Hall.

Full details on speakers, panel discussions and workshops will be added to this page as we get closer to The Gathering. In keeping with previous years., expect to get involved in discussions related to the following themes:

  • Innovations in Rural Transport
  • Decarbonisation of Rural Transport
  • Sustainable & Active Rural Transport

Details on transport arrangements to and from Boat of Garten Community Hall will be added to this page in the coming weeks. For those of you who won't be using a car, our intention is to offer a free pick up and drop off bus service from Aviemore train station. To help us plan and organise local transport services, we'd greatly appreciate you taking a minute to complete this short survey.

To book click here.

An evening with Mark Hopwood CBE, Managing Director GWRBook Now
Start Date:19/09/2022 18:45:00
End Date:19/09/2022 20:00:00
Event Code:TVG0421
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When:
19 September 2022, 18:45 - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH
Speaker:
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.

Booking for Members - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: TVG0421

Booking for Non-Members - £10.00 inc. VAT
Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

Contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

FM1.1 Freight Transport Operations and Services


Southampton Docks VisitBook Now
Start Date:22/09/2022 10:30:00
End Date:22/09/2022 14:00:00
Event Code:RSF0070
Description:
When: 22nd of September, 10.30 - 14.00
Where: Southampton Docks, Southampton, SO15 0RB

The Railway Study Forum is excited to invite CILT members to visit the Solent Stevedores operation at the Port of Southampton. Members will be able to see the stevedores unloading and loading containers onto the trains, which can only be described as poetry in motion.

The visit will include presentations from Network Rail, on the £17m upgrade that was completed last year to enhance the capacity to take longer freight trains, and Solent Stevedores, who will talk about the work they are doing that will enable them to handle longer and more trains from next spring.

As the first part of the visit will be dockside, all visitors will need to wear safety shoes, a hard hat and high visibility vest. Solent Stevedores can supply hard hats and vests but cannot supply safety shoes, so please make sure you come prepared.

The presentations will be held in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency offices and all visitors must have photo ID for entry.

Agenda


10:30    Pick up and transit from Southampton Central – visitors will be collected by mini bus from the train station outside the exit from platform 1, opposite Costa
10:45    Sign in at Solent Stevedores 
11:00    Dockside visit    
12:00    Transit to Maritime and Coastguard offices (refreshments on arrival)
12:30    Presentations from Network Rail and Solent Stevedores

Lunch will be provided after the presentations for guest, if you have any dietary requirements please email forums@ciltuk.org.uk


Booking for Members only - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at forums@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: RSF0070

October 2022
CILT(UK) Railway Study Forum Annual DinnerBook Now
Start Date:03/10/2022 18:00:00
End Date:03/10/2022 23:45:00
Event Code:RSF0069
Description:



When:
 3rd October 2022, 18:00 - 23:45
Where: The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Dress Code: Dress to impress! Business wear, black tie or anywhere in between, you decide



The CILT(UK) Railway Study Forum Annual Dinner has quickly become a prestigious event in the CILT(UK) calendar with its cross section of speakers and relaxed atmosphere, it is the place to be to network with fellow transport professionals!

With the added bonus of a pre-dinner drinks reception this year, we really are focussing on giving you the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and build bigger and better networks. Each year we attract professionals from a cross section of industries including passenger and freight rail, bus & coach, transport consulting, warehousing and logistics just to name a few as well as actively encouraging and welcoming the next generation of the professions to join us.

This year will see the introduction of the forums newest President, Charlene Wallace, Freight and Customer Director, Network Rail. Hear how Charley plans to build on the success of the forum and how she plans to take it forward into 2023.

The dinner is always a sell out therefore make sure to book early!


TICKETS

Table of 10                £975.00  Booking form
Individual with an active CILT(UK) Membership£79.50    Booking form
Individual without an active CILT(UK) Membership £98.50    Booking form
Table of 10 as part of an active CILT(UK) Corporate Membership packagePlease contact lauren.elliott@ciltuk.org.uk to find out more about the discounted rate

  
  
  
  






Thames Gateway Tramlink (KenEx): Sustainable Transport for the East / South East Region.Book Now
Start Date:13/10/2022 12:00:00
End Date:13/10/2022 16:00:00
Event Code:ER0313
Description:

When: 13th of October 2022,12.00 - 16.00
Where: Lee Valley Velo Park (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) Stratford, E20 3AB
Speakers: Mr Gordon Pratt Managing Director - Thames Gateway Tramlink, Brad Reid Co-Owner - TIG/m Modern Street Railways,Andrew Braddock Independent Consultant - A-B-O-U-T

This event is an opportunity for those with an interest in light rail and public transport to gain an insight into the Thames Gateway Tramlink, one of the latest sustainable transport infrastructure proposals that seeks to connect transport hubs either side of the Thames estuary, including Ebbsfleet International, Grays, Gravesend, Northfleet, Swanscombe Peninsula, Chafford Hundred and Purfleet-on-Thames. The objective is to help build an integrated and enhanced local economy, joining communities either side of the Thames with public transport opportunities never enjoyed before. At the heart of the proposal is a 1.2km submerged tunnel creating the connection between North Kent & South Essex. The aim of the project is to create sustainable public transport infrastructure that supports residential growth either side of the Thames and provides excellent connections to places of work, recreation, retail, and health facilities – key enablers for the Thames estuary area growth expected over the next 50 years.

The presenters of this event are leading experts in the field of tram and light railway infrastructure engineering and will outline not just this scheme, but how similar infrastructure projects have benefitted communities both economically and socially, and introducing developments in sustainable propulsion systems that will underpin growth of light rail transport in our communities in the future.

Speakers include:

Gordon Pratt - Managing Director, Thames Gateway Tramlink (KenEx)
Gordon Pratt is leading the sustainable infrastructure opportunity located within the Thames Estuary connecting Kent with Essex. He has sat on the Board of UK business working with investors and prospective investors mainly from overseas looking to invest in major UK rail projects. He sits on the boards of several successful, growing, private businesses advising on strategy and finance. 


Brad Reid - Co-owner, TIG/m Modern Street Railways (propulsion specialists)
Brad Read is President of TIG/m, LLC, a streetcar design/build firm whose primary mission is to eliminate the need for continuous wayside power supply in streetcar systems. Mr. Read and his partners at TIG/m have, over the past fifteen years, designed and brought to market a series of ground-breaking “self-powered” streetcar propulsion systems which carry all the energy needed for a full day of service on-board the vehicles.

Andrew Braddock - Independent Consultant,  A-B-O-U-T (public transport specialist) 
After a long career in public transport Andrew became an Independent Consultant – A B O U T – advising on public transport investment and modernisation (for EU in 2004 accession countries) Interim Director General at UKTram – later Chairman of Promotions Group Council Member LRTA from 2006, Chairman 2009-2018, now Vice-President.

Event location: Lee Valley Velo Park (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) Stratford, E20 3AB.

Booking for Members - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: ER0313

Booking for Non-Members -FREE
Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

Sir Peter Hendy PresentationBook Now
Start Date:25/10/2022 19:00:00
End Date:25/10/2022 20:00:00
Event Code:SW0307
Description:

 

When: 25 October 19:00 to 20:00
Where: The Bath Royal literary and Scientific Institute
Speaker: Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman Network Rail
Meeting Point: Reception

In his presentation, amongst other topics Sir Peter will cover the future for rail, including Great British Railways.


Sir Peter Hendy CBE is one of Britain’s foremost transport practitioners and is currently Chair of Network Rail, responsible for the management and development of Britain’s 20,000 miles of railway infrastructure. He is also Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

Sir Peter started his career in the public transport industry in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee, moving up the career ladder he was appointed managing director of CentreWest London Buses Ltd, initially managing it under London Transport ownership before leading the company through a management buyout. After the takeover of CentreWest by FirstGroup, he became Deputy Director UK Bus for FirstGroup. 

In 2001, Sir Peter was appointed to the position of Managing Director of Surface Transport for Transport for London (TfL), under the Mayor of London and on 1 February 2006, he took up the position of Commissioner of Transport for London
In July 2015 Sir Peter was appointed to his current position as Chairman of Network Rail. He was knighted for services to transport and the community in the 2013 New Year Honours.


Sir Peter has strong connections with Bath, having lived in the city between 1991 and 2019.  He helped to establish and is still involved in organising the unique Imberbus event, where Routemaster buses run to the abandoned village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain on the one day of the year it is open to the public.


Booking for Members - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: SW0307

Booking for Non-Members - £5.00 inc. VAT
Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

November 2022
The history of the Wallingford and Watlington RailwayBook Now
Start Date:16/11/2022 18:00:00
End Date:16/11/2022 20:00:00
Event Code:TVG0422
Description:

 

When: 16 November 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 (hybrid event)

Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH (or virtually via Zoom Webinar)
Speaker: Dr Tony Stead, Cholsey and Wallingford Railway 


The branchline to Wallingford came about because the final route of the GWR was changed and passed through a small relatively unknown village (Didcot) instead of Wallingford as once planned, and in the mid 19th century connection to the railways was seen as the only way for a town to prosper. The reasons for this will be explained and the financial implications investigated. Fortunately, we have been able to acquire a lot of resources that help to explain the early history of the line. 


Once opened in 1866 the line struggled financially and was eventually taken over by the GWR in 1872. With the coming of quadrupling the main line tracks and the building of a new station at Cholsey in 1892, the branchline was effective shortened. Around this time the line acquired its nickname of 'The Bunk'; supposedly because some joker uncoupled the train from its coaches at Cholsey one evening and the loco thus did a 'bunk'! 


Although thriving in the 1920’s and 1930’s, traffic on the line declined after WW2 and, like many lines, it was firstly closed to passenger traffic (1959) and then to freight (1965). However, the presence of a maltings (and the lines use for stabling the Royal Train) that used the line for the movement of grain ensured that the line remained open as a 'long siding' until 1981. By this time the heritage movement was beginning to blossom and, when the Great Western Society showed little interest in preserving the line, two local schoolboys initiated the idea of preserving it. By 1983 the preservation society that they formed was able to run a short heritage line and the progress from those early days to the present day will be described. 

The talk will be illustrated with images recently donated by staff who worked the line and offices at Wallingford.


Booking for Members - FREE
Click 'Book now' online to book, if you have any difficulties email us at regions@ciltuk.org.uk quoting event code: TVG0422

Booking for Non-Members - £5.00 inc. VAT
Email regions@ciltuk.org.uk with a completed booking form

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at regions@ciltuk.org.uk

PAS2.3 Access and Inclusion through Transport

 

 


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