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The Elizabeth Line is the most significant addition to London’s transport network in a generation, and a perfect example of a transformational transport project.The new railway runs for more than 100km through central London – from Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east to Reading and Heathrow in the west. With 155 million passenger journeys in the first year of operation, and at least 200m in the second it has re-shaped life and travel in London and the South East through the provision of reduced journey times, additional capacity, and new connections with other services, transforming accessibility and improving economic prospects. 


This special event will explore in detail the way the line was planned, developed, financed and introduced during an era of changing travel behaviour and transport policy objectives and highlights some of the emerging socio-economic outcomes. Many of the experiences, impacts and lessons learnt are likely to be invaluable to the development of projects elsewhere in the UK - and beyond - including what has been learnt from the demand forecasting, business case development and user response monitoring processes.

Who should attend

  • People from the transport planning and service delivery sector, particularly those working on transformational projects 

  • Others with an interest in urban development and how the Elizabeth Line is reshaping and regenerating London, and its emerging socio-economic impacts

We are thrilled to announce that all attendees of this event will enjoy complimentary access to the renowned London Transport Museum before the event kicks off!

Who you will hear from

  • The event will be addressed by transport professionals from within TfL, and others with related expertise in the evolution and development of the Elizabeth Line 

  • The content has been designed for those in mid-career and beyond who have responsibility for transformational transport programmes and the opportunity to apply lessons learnt from the Elizabeth Line

  • A special look will be taken at tools developed to capture and measure the passenger impacts, and what would we like data to tell us about the passenger response to new and evolving transport networks in the future

Given the limited availability for this event, we encourage representatives from local authorities and the public sector to apply for a complimentary sponsored place.


Please note the programme is currently in development, please check back for further updates


Registration opens


Session 1

Chair: Geoff Hobbs, Director of Public Transport Service Planning, Transport for London


Setting the Scene – What are Transformational Transport Projects?
Alex Williams, Chief Customer and Strategy Officer, Transport for London

The Elizabeth Line Project Overview
Matthew Lodge OBE, Director - Rail Infrastructure South, Department for Transport

Elizabeth Line: Transforming London through mode shifted journeys
David Warner, Principal Transport Planner & Hannah Donovan, Transport Planner, Transport for London

Questions and Panel Discussion facilitated by session chair




Session 2

Chair: Peter Stonham, Editorial Director, LTT


Integration into the wider network
Geoff Hobbs, Director of Public Transport Service Planning, Transport for London

Measuring wider benefits – Post Opening Evaluation
Richard Zavitz, Lead Investment Planning & Delivery Sponsor, Transport for London

Rail Data
David Arquati, Principal Transport Planner - Rail Development & Alex Phillips, Rail Development Manager, Transport for London

Questions and Panel Discussion facilitated by session chair



Speakers invited

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Geoff Hobbs

Director of Public Transport Service Planning

Transport for London

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David Warner

Principal Transport Planner

Transport for London

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Alex Phillips

Rail Development Manager

Transport for London

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Alex Williams

Chief Customer and Strategy Officer

Transport for London


Hannah Donovan

Transport Planner

Transport for London

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David Arquati

Principal Transport Planner – Rail Development

Transport for London

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Matthew Lodge OBE

Director - Rail Infrastructure South

Department for Transport

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Richard Zavitz

Lead Investment Planning & Delivery Sponsor

Transport for London


Peter Stonham

Editorial Director

Local Transport Today

Join us


Staff Free Registration

Local Authorities


Apply for complimentary place

Private Sector Delegates


£150 + VAT

For Sponsorship and bulk ticket purchase enquiries please contact Jason Conboy

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