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US railroad station designs: what do you think?

Event organised by Railway Civil Engineers' Association

22 February 2024

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This event, focusing on railroad stations in the US, will explore approaches to their design along with station management, operation, restoration and location. 

There will be three themes at this event, which can be summarised as: 

Their world is not our world: examples of modern/ current US practice - tabled for debate as to whether the approach could work, or even be acceptable in the UK, in terms of operations, accessibility, safety and cost. 

Good? Examples of what are thought to be good modern developments, put forward for debate. They include the restoration, at least in part, of original structures.

For better or worse? Changes in the use of stations, particularly the abandonment of some large Union stations - tabled for debate as to whether in each case, any or all of the travelling public, transport management and transport staff are seeing an improvement. 

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate and, therefore, attendance in person is very much welcomed. 

Organised by

The Railway Civil Engineers Association

The Railway Civil Engineers Association

The RCEA promotes professional development and knowledge transfer in railway engineering with areas of interest including main line, metros, London Underground and light rail.


John Dolan

John Dolan

Ricardo Rail

Principal Consultant

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John Dolan

John is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. During his many years in the railway industry, he has been a track and civils maintenance manager for British Rail, a Principal Inspecting Officer at HM Railway Inspectorate and Implementation Strategist for West Coast Route Modernisation.

As a consultant, he has had, and continues to gain, extensive experience in statutory safety and technical assessment roles for projects including Edinburgh Tram, Great Western Electrification and associated capacity improvement projects and Crossrail, in incident investigation and other Expert Witness work internationally, and in problem-solving consultancy.

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