Fares reform tops agenda for exclusive RAIL webinar

Want to know more about the rail industry’s plans to implement fares and ticketing reform?

Then there’s still time to register for RAIL’s much-anticipated new webinar series, commencing on February 28.

This three-part series will focus on the changes that need to be made to ensure the railway’s success in the next two, ten and 30 years.

The relevant outcomes and action points from the webinars will then be delivered to Rail Minister Huw Merriman as part of an associated supplement in RAIL 982.

Our latest programme of webinars follows on from RAIL’s successful Creating a Simpler, Better Railway webinar series last year, for which more than 1,500 people registered.

Following hot on the heels of Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper’s keynote speech at the annual George Bradshaw address on February 7 (see Network News, p6-7), the first webinar will look at the immediate challenges being faced to overhaul fares and ticketing.

It will also consider how new Passenger Service Contracts will replace the traditional (but now obsolete) franchising system, as well as how rail can better serve local communities.

To help determine what can be done right now to start making positive changes in the next two years, RAIL Managing Editor and Events Director Nigel Harris will once again be joined on the virtual sofa by senior members of the Great British Railway Transition Team and other industry leaders. 

We are pleased to be supported for this first session by our sponsors Arriva, Trainline and Independent Rail Retailers, and look forward to the knowledge, expertise and valuable perspectives that will be brought through their participation to the discussion.


  • The next two years
    • February 28 1030-1200
    • Panellists to include: Alistair Lees (Chairman, Independent Rail Retailers); David Brown (Managing Director, Arriva); John Davies (Vice President of Industry Relations, Trainline); Rufus Boyd (Programme Director for Passenger & Freight Services, Great British Railways Transition Team). 


  • The next decade
    • March 28 1030-1200
    • Panellists to include: Alison Smith (Head of Accessibility & Inclusion, GBRTT); Caroline Strickland (Chief Executive, Transport for All).


  • 2050 and beyond
    • April 18 1030-1200
    • Panellists TBC


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