Operating a new railway - A 21st century challenge, Guildford

29 June, 2016 | 19:00 - 21:00

Track being laid as part of Crossrail. Picture courtesy of Crossrail.
Track being laid as part of Crossrail. Picture courtesy of Crossrail.

About this event

Answering questions posed by bringing a new railway into service is a considerable task and often complex. Providing an insight into how a huge civil engineering project such as Crossrail is developed and managed is the theme for our June prestige lecture.

Our returning speaker, Charles Devereux, a consultant on railway operations and a former head of rail operations at Crossrail, will begin by giving an update on the project and its progress to date. He will go on to describe the challenges of opening and integrating a modern railway system and the conflicting expectations of operators, contractors, safety authorities and politicians. Charles will conclude by highlighting the lessons to be drawn for building a new railway in the twenty first century.

Attendance is free of charge but please book your place at www.theiet.org/surrey

Doors open at 19.00 for refreshments and networking. The lecture starts at 19.30.

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