RailTech Master Class - How is innovation driving rail freight growth in the UK?

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

Welcome to our RailTech Master Class on the future of rail freight in the UK. 

Our guest this month will be Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General at Rail Freight Group.

As businesses strive to enhance sustainability, there's a growing push to shift more goods to rail transport. The landscape of UK trade is evolving, necessitating more resilient supply chains. 

👉 A showcase of growth initiatives:

  • Discover new rail-linked warehousing sites at East Midlands Gateway.
  • Learn about modal shift incentive schemes at DP World port.
  • Explore connections to new sites like Tarmac.
  • Get insights on new traffic routes like the Toyota train.

👉 Where does the government stand? 

The government is providing substantial support to the freight sector. However, challenges such as network capacity and cost efficiency remain.

👉Innovation is paving the way forward!

We’ll discuss advancements including:

  • Tarmac and TOPS (Total Operations Processing System).
  • iWagon technology.
  • Research on coupler strength calculation.
  • Potential remote maintenance on wagons.

This webinar will delve into how these innovative solutions are being implemented and their impact on the industry. We'll hear from experts about the strategies and technologies that are driving the growth and efficiency of rail freight. 

Join us and learn how to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient supply chain network in the UK. 

Register here: https://app.livestorm.co/everysens/railtech-master-class-how-is-innovation-driving-rail-freight-growth-in-the-uk?s=dadb9b5b-4f67-41e7-89dd-fb4ff5f10c16

Maggie Simpson OBE

Maggie Simpson is Director General of the Rail Freight Group, the representative body for rail freight in the UK. Since joining in 2005 she has worked to promote growth in rail freight and to support member companies of the Group in their activities. She is also a Trustee of the Railway Benefit Fund.

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