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Shaping Zero: Decarbonising Rail, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 05 May 2021
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Shaping Zero: Decarbonising Rail, webinar

About this event

Rail is one of the most efficient modes of transport, moving high volumes of people into city centres and transporting people and freight over long distances.

With passenger demand expected to increase by more than half, it is essential to invest in rail modernisation - building capacity and network resilience - so that its potential to deliver clean economic growth and contribute to the transition to net zero carbon can be realised.

Much of the Northern Rail network pre-dates the modern electronics era and a significant programme of works is required to:
  • increase capacity and connectivity reduce journey times and carbon impact
  • reduce journey times and carbon impact
  • fully capture the benefits of recent investment in new trains
Focusing on decarbonisation, this webinar will explore some of the opportunities and challenges the industry currently faces together with what to look out for in the Northern Rail projects, including Northern Powerhouse Rail.

Justin Moss, Chair of Northern Rail Industry Leaders, and Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director will each give an overview of current industry activity. Susan Evans, Rail, Bridges and Structures Director, AECOM, will then discuss the role of consultancies in addressing decarbonisation in the design and delivery of rail projects.

This session will be interactive with a Q&A session at the end, but please feel free to forward any questions ahead of the webinar to [email protected]



Our panel of speakers are:

Susan Evans

Susan Evans

Susan leads the Rail, Bridges and Structures business for AECOM UK&I.
Susan additionally holds a Non-Executive position on the High Speed Rail Group Board and is deputy Chair of the Women in Rail London Committee.

Prior to her role at AECOM, Susan has held a number of positions across business leadership, project and programme management, business development and engineering in the rail, aerospace and measurement science sectors.

Justin Moss

Justin Moss

Justin has worked with Siemens Mobility Limited since 2011 and is part of the senior team in the electrification business.

Justin is also Co-Chair of the Northern Rail Industry Leaders and is passionate about the strategy to provide the transformational change in the region.

Tim Wood

Tim Wood

Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director at Transport for the North, has over 24 years’ experience in railway design and delivery.

He has previously held two rail director positions in the private sector and is known for early development of Rail PPP schemes, as well as partner and stakeholder management.

Kat Brown

Kat Brown

Kat currently works at AECOM, specialising in stakeholder engagement. Since graduating in 2018, she has taken an active role in organising, hosting, and promoting ICE events.

Driven to make a positive change in the industry, she is eager to engage with professionals to discuss some of the ideas and challenges in the construction industry.

Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

e: [email protected]