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East - West Railway: the “Varsity Line”, St Albans

  • Lecture
  • St Albans
  • 15 March 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
East - West Railway: the “Varsity Line”, St Albans

About this event

The presentation by Andy Free, from the East West Rail Alliance, will give a background to the East - West Rail project and then focus on the Western Section Phase 2, which will re-establish a passenger and freight railway between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes, and Aylesbury. Phase 2 involves improving and reconstructing underused and disused sections of the former railway and represents a significant piece of infrastructure investment. He will then talk about the delivery of the project via the alliancing model.

The presentation begins at 6.30pm, with refreshments served from 6pm. Parking is available in the AECOM car park, accessed via Marlborough Road.


For more information please contact:

Iain Wilson
e: iain@ibtaf.plus.com


Andy Free

Andy Free

Andy Free is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and Member of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers. He is an experienced Project Engineering Manager with a strong commercial awareness developed over 28 years working in rail projects at all levels. Project roles have included design, testing, project engineering, project management, and signal engineering specialist roles.

Recent experience includes the leadership of multi-disciplinary project delivery teams, delivering major asset renewal and network enhancements as well as new technology projects. This has included managing organisational change to enhance performance and the formation and development of new teams to support new programmes of work.

Event venue

63-77 Victoria Street
St Albans
St Albans AL1 3ER
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Heather Bell

e: heather.bell@ice.org.uk