TransCityRail SOUTH helps the supply chain unlock a significant portion of the UK’s rail investment strategy by giving you direct access to the leaders of the industry looking to partner with suppliers like you.

At this year's event Network Rail's Category and Supplier Management team and their SME Champion for the South, Jon Roan are exhibiting as part of a concerted effort to establish partnerships with the plethora of innovative SMEs attending this conference and exhibition.

Book your ticket and gain exclusive access to leaders of industry from Network Rail, HS2, Train Operators and Majors Contractors awarding £billions in contracts across CP7 and beyond.

Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition

Grab your name badge, breakfast and start your networking early

Tim Walden, Capital Delivery Director, Southern Region, Network Rail

The southern region has a budget of over £7bn and Tim leads the programme of capital delivery investment serving passengers and freight operators across the busiest rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to London and other employment hubs from Devon in the West to Kent in the East and links Wessex, Sussex and Kent as well as Network Rail High Speed.

David Thomas, Senior portfolio Manager, Industry Partnership for Digital Railway, Network Rail

Join David for a conversation on the new industry partnership to deliver a digital railway masterplan that discusses the role of digital signalling in unlocking the inherent capabilities of the railway network to create a higher performing, more productive railway bringing track and train together for a strategic industry investment.

Leaders Debate - In an era of scarce resources, where does the rail industry focus efforts to modernise and drive productivity?

Chris Myers, Associate Director Digital Services, Arup

Phil Harrison, Director, Arup

Rubina Greenwood, Senior Programme Manager, Future Command, Control & Signalling, Network Rail

Martin Fenner, Business Development Director, Tilt Consulting

Rob Thomas, Head of Sales, Rail Infrastructure, Siemens Mobility

People make railways, railways change the world

Embedding a cross industry collaborative focus on people will lead to the innovation we need to make rail the first choice for passengers and freight. Examples of this collaboration are already demonstrating value from the Elizabeth line and the East Coast Digital Programme. In these examples, people from across the industry have worked together to develop technology and ensure it is integrated on to the railway. The successful delivery of these projects helps our railways change the world by improving people’s lives.

Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition

Grab a coffee, mid morning snack and a fist full of business cards during the second networking opportunity of the day

Steve White, Managing Director, Southeastern Rail

Steve is Managing Director of Southeastern which operates passenger rail services in South East England providing high speed, commuter and regional services in South East London and Kent, and also parts of East Sussex.

Leaders Debate - How do we encourage industry collaboration and the spread and adoption of new solutions to cross-industry challenges

Milda Manomaityte, Innovation Director, Railway Industry Association

Mark Moaby, Acting Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, LNER

Alicia Andrews, Commerical Director, Southeastern Railway

Chris Fowler, Network Operations Director, Govia Thameslink Railway & Network Rail

Chris is accountable for the real time performance of the GTR network across all seven routes on which they operate and for the performance of Network Rails TOC and freight customers on the Sussex route.


Grab your lunch, talk to the speakers about how you can help with thier challanges and network with new customers

Leaders Debate - Southern Integrated Delivery
The Southern Region's up to £9bn estimated renewals portfolio will be delivered over the next ten years by an innovative, performance-based alliance that will include four partners in addition to Network Rail's Works Delivery team. Join key members of the SID delivery team for a detailed conversation on supply chain opportunities across buildings and civils, electrification and plant, track, signalling spanning CP7 & 8.

Panelists Include:

  • Tim Coucher, Alliance Director, Network Rail - Invited
  • Sian Thomas, Director of Engineering and Asset Management, Southern Region, Network Rail
  • Paul Jones, Operations Director, VolkerRail
  • Will Rule, Ecosystem Lead, SRE (Avista Strategy)

Strategic Partner

David Davidson, Route Director, Kent Route, Network Rail

The Kent route has a budget of almost £4bn under David's stewardship and has set ambitious plans in play for CP7 and at the forefront of his keynote at this year's event.

Leaders Debate - AI Technology in the Rail Industry
With digitising the railway, complex route networks, tight timetables and growing passenger numbers, IoT and AI artificial will play a major role in the future of the rail industry. Join us for an indepth conversation on how the rail industry is using technology right now, how we plan to use it in the future and why we need to attract more suppliers from the tech sector into the rail supply chain. 

Panellists Include:

  • Brad Smith Head of Public & Passenger Safety, Network Rail
  • Vaibhav Puri, Director Future Labs, Rail Safety & Standards Board
  • Danny Gonzalez, Digital Experience Transformation Director, GBRTT

Katie Frost, Route Director for Anglia, Network Rail

With a budget of almost £3bn to invest in the Anglian route, Katie joins this year's line-up to discuss investment strategy for the route as we move towards CP7 and integrate with GBR.

Robin Lapish, Supply Chain Lead, HS2

Robin and his team are on a mission to engage with suppliers across the country by using this event to meet with suppliers like you that HS2 can partner with to help deliver this vital infrastructure project. Robin will highlight contract opportunities from the main stage as well as from the exhibition where HS2 are exhibiting.


Choose your preferred package and proceed to learn more and complete your booking.









Networking drinks reception

Network with hundreds of rail industry professioanls with a glass of fizz and and canapés

An audience with Olympian and GB hockey midfield maestro, Helen Richardson-Walsh - MBE

Join Helen as she shares her journey to gold in Rio 2016 and how you can create a winning culture in any environment, in any industry, so that you and your teammates can thrive.

Dinner & Networking

Spend the rest of the evening with your firends and colleagues whilst networking with the hundreds of decision-makers in attendance

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice