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Transport For The North: The Full Rail Vision; Sponsored by Shoosmiths

Thursday, 10th June 2021 0945hrs – 1115hrs

This event will delve into the rail infrastructure plans proposed by Transport for the North – revealing inside intel, innovative ideas and thought leadership.

Transport for the North have recently announced its preferred route for the £42bn Northern Powerhouse Rail project with a 2024/2025 start date for construction now in sight. In 2021, the Integrated Rail Plan will be published by the UK Government and this will provide a useful backdrop to the work that TFN and the DFT have been jointly undertaking to deliver the strategic outline case. This plan will have been published or will be imminent at the time of this webinar.

This session will bring you TfN leadership to provide an update on the Integrated Rail Plan and discuss collaboration, regeneration and economic growth initiatives that will take precedent as they speed towards putting shovels in the ground on one of the most important projects in the North of England.

Speakers for this event include:

Tim Wood Northern Powerhouse Tim Wood,
Northern Powerhouse Rail Director
Cara Murphy,
Client Director for Rail
David Mathias,
James Nutter,
Head of Rail

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  • Transport for the North – As the lead regional voice behind the £39bn Northern Powerhouse Rail scheme which plays the key part in the overall £70bn levelling up agenda for the North, Tim joins this session to unveil new details about Transport for the North’s future rail vision. He will touch on topics such as timeline for delivering a new line between Liverpool and Manchester (via Warrington), improving connectivity for Sheffield to Leeds, electrification of the Leeds to Hull route and the restoration of the Leamside Line.
  • Shoosmiths – David is a Partner in Shoosmiths’ Planning and Environment team and has over 10 years’ experience of working on major infrastructure projects and town centre regeneration schemes across the country.  He has particular experience of advising private and public sector clients on infrastructure consents, regularly leading teams of professionals from multiple disciplines through all aspects of the land assembly and consenting process.  He is acutely aware of the importance of connectivity between places and the advancement this can bring having worked on a number of transformational highways schemes in the recent past, working with local highway authorities and Highways England to maximise the benefits delivered by new and improved transport infrastructure provision.
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority – The arrival of Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 will transform the Leeds City region economically. West Yorkshire Combined Authority are laying the groundwork for the development of both while also proposing the development of a West Yorkshire light rail project. James joins the webinar to talk about the preparations that are being done behind the scenes and how they’re collaborating with other northern stakeholders to bring forward each scheme.
  • ATKINS – Cara joined Atkins as Client Director, Network Rail (Eastern) in October 2020, following a long career in railway and wider transport sector consultancy across the UK and Australia. Cara promotes transport industry growth and modernisation, with a view to providing advice and assistance in implementing innovative technological, safety and sustainability solutions and enabling more efficient and effective project delivery to the benefit all transport users.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in the Northern Powerhouse Rail agenda. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Delegate Ticket Cost Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Premium Webinar Partner £0 Yes Yes £2,000 Sold Out
Webinar Partner £30 Yes Yes £1,000 Sold Out
Advertising Partner £30 Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner

Advertising Partner


Prime branding on all emails used to promote the webinar with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding throughout the full event – on the website, during the conference, on the presentations and on our emails sent to our 130,000 strong database
  • Exhibition stand at the virtual event to showcase your brand and gain interest from delegates
  • 5 x free tickets for colleagues to watch and get involved in the online event
  • VIP Room Access to connect with our speakers in a one-to-one environment
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Advertising Partner

Schneider Electric Logo

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The agenda/programme will run as follows:

09:45-10:00 – Networking & Exhibition

10:00-11:00 – Main Stage: Speakers, Presentations, Discussion & Debate

11:00-11:15 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.


Tickets are not currently available for this event.


Thursday, 10th June 2021

0945hrs – 1115hrs


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