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January 2019
Building Britain's Most Powerful Steam Locomotive -The P2 2-8-2 Steam Loco New Build ProjectBook Now
Start Date:09/01/2019 19:30:00
End Date:09/01/2019 21:00:00
Event Code:KTG0417
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When
: 09 January 2019, 19:00 for 19:30 - 21:00
Where: Holiday Inn Ashford North, Maidstone Road, A20 Hothfield, Kent, Ashford, TN26 1AR


Speaker: Andy Hardy, A1 Steam Locomotive Trust 

Andy Hardy will report on how the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is Building Prince of Wales a new-build loco that replicates  the Gresley P2 2-8-2 semi-streamlined locomotive Cock o'the North completed in 1934.

Although there is no charge to attend, it is hoped that attendees will be willing to donate a small amount to the multi million restoration project.

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: KTG0417 

Running the Railway - this event is now fullBook Now
Start Date:14/01/2019 18:30:00
End Date:14/01/2019 20:00:00
Event Code:TVG0364
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When: 14 January 2019, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH 
Meeting Point: Soane Space

Speaker: Mark Hopwood, Managing Director Great Western Railway 



Mark will update 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.

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: TVG0364




Titans, Tigers and Lions - a public transport career with a difference!Book Now
Start Date:15/01/2019 19:00:00
End Date:15/01/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0359
Description:

When: 15 January 2019, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN 

Speaker: Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director, GO North East

Martijn Gilbert FCILT, is Managing Director of GO North East which he joined in August 2018 from being CEO of the award winning Reading Buses. He spent over 7 years in both bus and rail divisions of Arriva PLC before moving to Reading in November 2014. Martijn started his career in transport 15 years ago with London Underground’s service planning team and since then has worked in the independent, municipal  and PLC sectors of the bus and coach industry. Until recently, he chaired CILT's Young Professionals Forum. Martijn is very passionate about innovation, technology and excellent customer service delivery. In West Yorkshire he led the mobilisation and re-launch of its Centrebus acquisition as Yorkshire Tigers harnessing the latest customer technology. His 3Ts are sure to captivate and excite his audience so book early!


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: GTG0359


 
Integrating Technologies in a DC OperationBook Now
Start Date:30/01/2019 15:00:00
End Date:30/01/2019 18:00:00
Event Code:WT0304
Description:
Please note revised date and time

When: 30 January 2019 14:45 (for 15:00) - 18:00
Where: Euro Car Parts T2,  Danny Morson Way, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SE 
Meeting Point:  Reception 


Speakers from Euro Car Parts, TGW, Accenture, AMHSA (Automated Materials Handling Systems Association)

T2 is a new build, semi-automated DC of @ 1.1m sq ft, intended to support the consolidation of the ECP logistics network footprint from 5 distribution centres to the T1 and T2 campus at Dordon.

T2 became initially operational in March 2016 for limited storage. A testing and commissioning program continued through 2016 with a  controlled ramp up through 2017 / 18  -  establishing service to the ECP nationwide 210 branch network during 2017 and with a target of full operation by July 2018. TGW Logistics were selected as the integrated supplier of both the automation and WMS for the site.

ECP has a SKU profile of around 140k and the mission is to make this available to the branch network on a same or next day basis with a 6 pm order cut-off.  The site has therefore been designed and profiled with a range of storage and picking solutions – including wide aisle pallet storage serviced by reach trucks, VNA aisles and fully automated storage and goods to person (GTP) picking.  

To support this objective, the DC includes a whole range of warehouse technologies – MHE accessed storage for 104,000 pallets plus a 582,000 tote capacity miniload and 98,000 tote shuttle system outputting to 24 workstations. Picked totes are routed via a Stingray despatch sequencer to automatic tote stackers.

Speakers from all main parties involved in the project will discuss the key decisions, challenges and learnings from the experience of bringing the installation from idea to fully operational reality. Additionally, speakers from AMHSA will give an overview of the current warehouse automation scene – technologies available now and on the horizon. The event will include tours of the impressive T2 site and offers a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in warehouse automation and technology integration. 

Refreshments will be provided. This event has been organised by the CILT Warehouse Technology & Materials Handling Forum.





To secure your place book online now or contact Membership Services on Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk with your completed booking form quoting the event code: WT0304.


Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: £10.00



February 2019
West Midlands Rail Investment StrategyBook Now
Start Date:13/02/2019 17:45:00
End Date:13/02/2019 18:45:00
Event Code:BCG0370
Description:


When: 13 February 2019 17:30 (for 17:45) - 18:45
Where: West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD
Meeting Point: Main Reception

Speaker: Peter Sargant - Head of Rail Development, West Midlands Rail Executive 

Peter Sargant, Head of Rail Development at the West Midlands Rail Executive, will guide us through the West Midlands Rail Investment Strategy. 

West Midlands Rail Executive is a partnership of 16 local authorities leading a movement for change and driving a revolution in rail services in the West Midlands. It has now published its rail strategy covering the 30-year period to 2047. The strategy is based around seven principal components, which range from supporting ‘quick wins’ in the current West Midlands Railway franchise in the short term, through to the medium and longer term need to introduce much higher frequencies of train service on the network. The strategy also provides strong support for major infrastructure schemes including HS2 and the proposed Midlands Rail Hub, both of which propose a step change in rail capacity in the Midlands and beyond. Delivery of the full strategy is forecast to deliver over half a billion of Gross Value Added (GVA) to the economy each year by 2047, including nearly 7,000 new jobs. 

Please join Peter for what promises to be a fascinating insight into the way in which the rail strategy is forecast to drive economic growth in the West Midlands and beyond. 

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: BCG0370


Delivering Holidays by RailBook Now
Start Date:19/02/2019 18:00:00
End Date:19/02/2019 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0449
Description:

When: 19 February 2019 17:30 for 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6QE 
Meeting Point: Foyer

Speaker: Rob Caroll

For 37 years Railtrail Tours based in Leek have been offering escorted rail-based holidays in Britain and Europe using scheduled rail services. Their general manager Rob Carroll will explain the challenges of keeping pace with changing rail operations as high-speed networks expand but overnight trains are cut back. He will also talk about the joys of putting together special holidays such as the Great German Rail Ale Trail and the Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure. 

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: SR0449


Croydon Area Remodelling SchemeBook Now
Start Date:19/02/2019 19:00:00
End Date:19/02/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0360
Description:

When
: 19 February 2018, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Woolsack Room, Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN
Meeting Point: Woolsack Room  

Speaker: Peter Fagg; Senior Project Engineer Network Rail

Network Rail propose to increase the capacity of the Brighton Main Line by creating grade separated junctions and rebuild East Croydon Station  to remove the major bottleneck the current layout creates. The project is funded to take the project through design and consultation. Peter will update us on the proposals  and how the project is proceeding.

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: GTG0360



March 2019
Transport Masters Programme Prize Presentation EventBook Now
Start Date:06/03/2019 17:30:00
End Date:06/03/2019 19:30:00
Event Code:SWR0307
Description:

When: 06 March 2019, 17:00 for 17:30 - 19:30 
Where: Room 4Q56, Q Building, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
Meeting Point: Room 4Q69 

Speaker: Helen Bowkett, Visiting Professor and Aracadis Consultancy 


The event features presentations by prize winning graduates of the MSc in Transport Planning and MSc Transport Engineering and Planning programmes, and a presentation by Helen Bowkett, Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England.


Booking for this event is external please click here to book online 

For more information please click here



Elstree & Borehamwood: the first 150 yearsBook Now
Start Date:12/03/2019 17:45:00
End Date:12/03/2019 20:00:00
Event Code:HG0359
Description:


When: 12 March, 17:45 - 20:00
Where: Holiday Inn, Sipson Road, West Drayton, Middx, UB7 0HP
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: John Cartledge, London Travelwatch

John Cartledge will describe the physical evolution of the 183rd busiest passenger station on the National rail network during the 15 decades of its existence, and the part that the railway has played in the human geography of the locality it serves which includes some of Britain’s leading film and television studios.   John Cartledge was formerly Head of Research at London Travelwatch.

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: HG0359


Midlands Connect - Making the Case for Strategic Rail ProjectsBook Now
Start Date:13/03/2019 17:45:00
End Date:13/03/2019 18:45:00
Event Code:BCG0371
Description:


When: 13 March 2019 17:30 (for 17:45) - 18:45
Where: West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD
Meeting Point: Main Reception 

Speaker: Andy Clark and Richard Mann - Senior Rail Programme Managers, Midlands Connect 

Having published its strategy in 2017, Midlands Connect is now progressing a range of feasibility studies and business cases for strategic rail improvements spanning the Midlands. These include a proposal to introduce the Midlands Rail Hub which could provide capacity for an additional 10 trains per hour to access central Birmingham, providing a step change in rail capacity and ensuring the region maximises the opportunity associated with HS2's arrival in the Midlands in 2026. In addition, Midlands Connect is making the case for improved connectivity to Birmingham Airport, through re-routeing an existing train service via Birmingham International and Coventry. Midlands Connect is also investigating the scope the introduction of direct train services between Coventry and Leicester / Nottingham, requiring either a new flyover or reinstated dive-under at Nuneaton. Andy and Richard will provide an overview of the technical work associated with these and other studies in the rail portfolio. Andy and Richard will share their own experiences of the process to date, including some areas of best practice and some examples where the approach has had to be refined.

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: BCG0371

April 2019
Transport FocusBook Now
Start Date:16/04/2019 19:00:00
End Date:16/04/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0361
Description:

When
: 16 April 2018, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Woolsack Room, Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN
Meeting Point: Woolsack Room  

Speaker: Linda McCord; Passenger Manager, Transport Focus

Transport Focus is an independent watchdog, which aims to put the interests of transport users first and its mission is to get the best deal for road users and rail/road passengers. Come along to learn about their increasing remit and how they aim to meet these objectives.


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: GTG0361


May 2019
Visit to Scotland Signalling CentreBook Now
Start Date:14/05/2019 18:00:00
End Date:14/05/2019 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0450
Description:

When: 14 May 2019, 17:30 for 18:00 - 19:30
Where: West of Scotland Signalling Centre, 90 Cowlairs Road, Glasgow G21 1DA (nearest station Springburn)
Meeting Point: Main Entrance

Speaker: Mark Ilderton, ScotRail Alliance

The Integrated Control of the ScotRail Alliance is responsible for the real-time running of the rail network throughout Scotland. Disruption whether caused by the railway or by external events is managed from here so as to minimise the impact on passenger and freight customers. Its head Mark Ilderton was recognised as Young Professional of the Year at the 2018 Rail Business Awards. 

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: SR0450


“USA Railways Today - Could Trump be right?”Book Now
Start Date:21/05/2019 19:00:00
End Date:21/05/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0362
Description:
When
: 21 May 2019, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN 

Speaker: John Dolan, Principal Consultant, Ricardo Rail

John will discuss the context in which American Railroads operate, including the roles of the various Government bodies. He will describe some interesting infrastructure and operational management aspects, including the response to incidents. John will conclude by reviewing issues relating to Amtrak. He first became interested in American railways during research for a railway asset leasing case, in which he successfully sustained cross-examination in a US Federal court.


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: GTG0362


October 2019
Study visit to Australia 2019Book Now
Start Date:13/10/2019 09:00:00
End Date:25/10/2019 17:00:00
Event Code:RSF0027
Description:


When: 13 - 25 October 2019 
Where: Sydney and MelbourneAustralia

Grow your status as a global rail guru with the CILT RSF Australia visit – apply now!

Apply for a place by 31 January with just a £200 non-refundable deposit – only 50 places are available for this riveting railway visit!

From only £1730 to £2,270, (Travel to and from Australia not included) – don’t miss this special event!

The Railway Study Forum has put together a breath-taking programme of stimulating, scintillating and exhilarating events from across the transport spectrum of Australia, between the 13 and 25 October 2019.

The study visit enables key knowledge transfers about rail, road, maritime and logistics in Australia, in an action-packed way. Enjoy the visit alongside International railway experts from all disciplines – a chance in a lifetime – not to be missed! Come one, come all – young, old and everyone in between – only together can we learn and innovate for the next generation of railways.

The visit starts and finishes in Australia, allowing delegates to select their own tailor-made preference for travel and airport of entry.

Highlights of the visit include:  Two topical seminars, New construction for Sydney and Melbourne metros, Hunter Valley Coal Chain in Newcastle, 'Secret Train Tunnels', Barangaroo Delivery Authority, a walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with experts describing its history and maintenance, a tour of the Port of Melbourne, a trip on the Victorian Goldfields Railway, and a drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road.  The trip would not be complete without visiting the largest tram network in the world at Yarra Depot in Melbourne with a special tram tour ending at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Attendance for the full programme will qualify for approx 40 hours CPD.

To find out all you need to know about the visit please click here - *last updated 17/12/2018

To confirm your place on the visit please complete the application form, found here. Once complete please email to forums@ciltuk.org.uk

Your application will be acknowledged via email. Final confirmation of your place will follow before the 28 February




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