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Event Organiser: ICE

The Digital Railway, Taunton

  • Lecture
  • Taunton
  • 12 September 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
The Digital Railway, Taunton

About this event

Since the mid-1990s the number of passengers using Britain’s railway has doubled. At peak times, on the busiest parts of the network, Britain’s railway is full.

New capacity is urgently required to meet the continued rise in demand which will mean there will be an extra one billion journeys by the mid-2030s. Conventional ways of providing this capacity by building new railway infrastructure would be hugely disruptive, very high cost and probably unachievable.

The adoption of digital technologies, along with targeted conventional interventions, is a cost-effective way of releasing significant additional capacity on the existing network, as has been proven on London Underground.


Stuart Calvert

Interim Managing Director, Group Digital Railway, Network Rail

Stuart joined Network Rail’s Digital Railway Programme team in September 2016 to lead the Early Contractor Involvement activities, working closely with the supply chain. Stuart is currently leading the Group Digital Railway function which delivers asset information, telecommunications and digital train control services, expertise and knowledge which support the safe and reliable operation of the railway.

Stuart has over 30 years’ experience in major rail and infrastructure projects throughout the UK and Europe working as a client, contractor, consultant and manufacturer, having held senior executive roles with Railtrack, Bombardier Transportation and Jacobs Engineering.

Event venue

Creative Innovation Centre CIC
Memorial Hall
Paul Street
Taunton TA1 3PF
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]