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Conference to examine London rail opportunities

Activity in the rail sector is building, particularly in London, boosted by Crossrail and major Underground and Overground rail investments.

Opportunities are vast, but delivery has to keep improving, as speakers at the 2013 London Rail conference on 25 and 26 June will explain.

Crossrail surface director Matthew White will be there to describe how mega-project success factors of safety, cost, schedule, quality and sustainability have been adapted to suit the complexity of delivering Crossrail in central and outer London.

Project and programme leaders from Network Rail, HS2 and London Underground will also spell out the big challenges for the UK’s rail engineers.

Opportunity for innovative business is huge, especially in London where many stations are being expanded and upgraded.

At the conference a London stations workshop on the afternoon of 25 June will give delegates insight into the best practice and innovative design top clients are searching for.

Transport for London managing director of planning Michele Dix said: “The equivalent of a Tube train full of new Londoners will arrive in the capital each week between now and 2021 and we must be able to put in place a transport infrastructure which will harness this massive input of brains, talent and man and woman power.

“If London is to be the driver of the UK economy we must continue to develop, upgrade, extend and modernise our networks so that the UK remains a major world player in international fields such as finance, communications and technology.”

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