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Decarbonising Northern Ireland’s railway network

Event organised by ICE

Date
28 November 2022
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Overview

As part of their Climate Action Pledge Translink has committed to achieving at least a 50% reduction in current emissions by 2030, be Net Zero by 2040 and Climate Positive by 2050. Challenging rail targets include decarbonisation of the Belfast to border route by 2035 and the remainder of the network by 2040. This webinar will provide an overview of Translink’s rail decarbonisation journey to date, the traction options considered, the conclusions of the initial overhead line electrification assessment and will outline the next steps.

Speakers

Mark McGuigan

Mark McGuigan

Head of Rail Electrification

translink

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Mark McGuigan

Mark is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with 25 years’ experience as a Design Engineer and Project Manager on traditional, D&B and PPP projects. Mark has worked across a wide range of industry sectors delivering water, wastewater, bridge, public realm and public transport projects. He joined Translink in 2018 and has been recently appointed Head of Rail Electrification.

Martin Barnes

Martin Barnes

SNC Lavalin/Atkins Railway Consultancy Practice

technical director

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Martin Barnes

Martin is Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Rail Professional with over 30 years’ experience in the Rail Industry in rolling stock fleet strategy, fleet procurement, due diligence and maintenance and project management. A background in fleet and depot management and fleet leasing, Martin has a breadth of knowledge which supplements his strategic capabilities and allows him to bring hands on experience. He is currently a Technical Director for SNC Lavalin / Atkins Railway Consultancy Practice specialising in franchise and concession bidding and mobilisation, rolling stock due diligence and procurement and decarbonisation strategies.

Fintan Monahan

Fintan Monahan

Mott MacDonald

account leader

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Fintan Monahan

Fintan is a Chartered engineer with the IMechE with over 10 years’ experience within the rail sector safely delivering complex multi-disciplinary electrification projects to time, cost, and quality. He is an Account Leader (Rail Systems) for Mott MacDonald with a proven track record of timely delivery to customer requirements and client satisfaction on projects with complex stakeholder organisations. Extensive experience as Project Director, Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Overhead Contact Systems Technical Lead, and Client Representative.

For more information please contact:

Valeria Oliviero