20th Annual Rail Stations & Property Summit

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Rail: Creating the new growth agenda

Destination stations   |  Supporting new travel trends  |  Catalysing development

22 February 2023

15 Hatfields, London, SE1

Sponsored by:

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Organised by:

Landor LINKS LIVE
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What's new for 2023?

The 20th Annual Rail Stations & Property Summit will present three key sessions led by expert speakers:

1: Rail – a new growth agenda

  • New approaches to asset management,  land redevelopment and leveraging transport-led infrastructure to maximise investment
     

  • Rail stations are increasingly central to wider spatial and connectivity strategies,  creating neighbourhood-oriented transport schemes
     

  •  Rail offers key passenger transport solutions – decarbonisation, convenience and accessibility
     

  • Stations are being re-positioned as gateways, mobility hubs and local centres​

                                         

2: A better customer experience

  • Enhancing the passenger experience through innovative technology and applications 
     

  • The importance of cross sector collaboration and public-private partnerships in delivering successful community  assets
     

  • As travel trends evolve, rail is well positioned to be a preferred  transport choice for the boom in rail-based leisure and tourism journeys

  • Integrating land use mixes and services to create  places that are flexible for the future

3:  Development case studies

  • Spotlight on the major UK projects setting new standards for placemaking and development
     

  • Generating economic, social, and commercial value: maximising local value creation 


  • Developing new land uses to attract toursists, employers, workers, shoppers and leisure customers
     

  • Boosting accessibility and connectivity, including walking, public transport, cycling and e-mobility 
     

 

Join us to hear about new opportunities for 2023

 
  • Rail is still in recovery mode – but leisure and tourism trips are growing strongly  
     

  • As cities bounce back post-pandemic, rail stations are increasingly important as ‘gateways’ and neighbourhood hubs
     

  • Rail connectivity is now core to many major new development projects
     

  • Record sums are being invested in improving the passenger and customer experience
     

  • As UK aims to meet its decarbonisation targets, stations are increasingly becoming integrated transport hubs

After a period of uncertainty, 2023 looks promising for rail travel and the stations that serve commuters and travellers and, increasingly, shoppers and tourists.

Rail is bouncing back strongly across leisure sectors, driven by climate-conscious consumers looking for low carbon travel options.

UK developers, also aware of the urgency to decarbonise, are improving on the established principle of transport-led infrastructure by creating neighbourhood-oriented transport (NOT) schemes, a term coined by leading urban design consultancy Gehl.

 

Neighbourhood-oriented transport focuses on what the station can  provide for the local area - a station environment and experience that is  attractive to daily travellers and to local customers using the station as a destination in its own right.

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Rail journey trends in numbers:

26%

Analysis of rail industry journey figures show a 26% increase in train journeys since the end of the summer holidays, with leisure journeys at around 90% of pre-pandemic levels

45%

There’s a slower increase in commuter journeys, currently at 45% of pre-pandemic levels, which could put the recovery of city centre businesses at risk

55%

Overall, since the start of September 2022, leisure journeys now account for 55% of all train journeys compared to 33% pre-pandemic

54%

Commuter journeys outside of London are now at 54% of pre-pandemic levels, whereas London is only at 41%

10.7m

Over 10.7 million households in England and Wales are within a 15-minute walk of their nearest station, the equivalent to 41% of households

2,200

There are over 2,200 railway stations across England and Wales. Of the top 20 busiest stations, only Birmingham New Street, Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly are outside the capital

158m

Passenger numbers at the top 20 busiest stations exceeded 158 million in the year to the end of March. This compares to just 436 ‘entry and exits’ at the 20 least-used stations.

Sources: RDG, Dataloft, Royal Mail, ORR LENNON

Who's speaking?

Philip Beer, Partner, Burges Salmon

Philip Beer

Partner,
Burges Salmon

John Siraut, Technical Director, Economics, Jacobs

John Siraut

Technical Director, Economics,
Jacobs

George Hazel, Director, E-Rail

George Hazel

Director,
E-Rail

Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, Rail Knowledge Transfer Manager at Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Lead on Accessible & Inclusive Mobility (AIM)

Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain

Rail Knowledge Transfer Manager at Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Lead on Accessible & Inclusive Mobility (AIM)

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Peter Dyson

Doctoral Researcher in Transport & Travel Behaviour, University of Bath

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Ben Watson

Projects Leader 7N Architects

Simon Lusby, Technical Director, Head of Transport & Sustainablity, City Science

Simon Lusby

Technical Director, Head of Transport & Sustainablity, City Science

Nicolas Le Glatin, Founder and CEO, OpenSpace Group

Nicolas Le Glatin

Founder and CEO,
OpenSpace Group

 

Programme

Please note that the programme is currently under development. To discuss speaking opportunities, please contact Juliana O'Rourke at juliana.orourke@landor.co.uk

 

09:00

Registration

Tea & coffee served in the exhibition area.

09:30

Introduction & welcome

09:45

Session 1: Rail – creating a new growth agenda

Philip Beer, Partner, Burges Salmon

Opportunities to unlock housing, local economic growth and social value 

 

John Siraut, Technical Director, Economics, Jacobs

Travel and revenue trends: New passenger demographics, trends and potential 

 

Simon Fletcher, Coordinator, European Region, UIC (invited)

Increasing the attractiveness of rail stations for leisure and tourism

 

Simon Lusby, Technical Director, Head of Transport & Sustainablity, City Science

Net Zero: the key role that rail stations can play in achieving decarbonisation targets: mode shift, integration and mobility hubs

 

George Hazel, Director, E-Rail

Land Value Capture: funding railway stations and building sustainable communities 

11:00

Morning networking

Tea & coffee served in the exhibition area

11:20

Session 2: Making rail stations more attractive for people and communities


Chair: Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, Rail Knowledge Transfer Manager at Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Lead on Accessible & Inclusive Mobility (AIM)

 

Peter Dyson, Doctoral Researcher in Transport & Travel Behaviour, University of Bath, former Principal Behavioural Scientist, DfT Co-author, Transport for Humans 

Rail stations for humans

Ben Watson, Projects Leader 7N Architects 

Re-imagining rail stations for passengers and local communities

 

Nicolas Le Glatin, Founder and CEO, OpenSpace Group

Future Stations Living Lab (HS2)

 

William Heubner, Momentum Transport Consultancy; David Aspital, PTV UK

Modelling passengers through rail stations: case studies

 

Man in Seat 61 (invited)

Stations as tourism hubs as train booms for leisure and tourism: what train travellers want

12:30

Networking lunch

Lunch served in the exhibition area.

13:30

Session 3: Property and development case study session

Chair: Philip Beer, Partner, Burges Salmon

New approaches to asset management,  land redevelopment and leveraging transport-led infrastructure to maximise investment

Case studies include:

  • Weavers Cross & Belfast Grand Central Station

  • Bristol Brabazon

  • The Transport for London portfolio

14:45

Afternoon networking

Tea & coffee served in the exhibition area

16.10 - 17.00

Session 4: Property and development case study session – closing panel

Chair: Philip Beer, Partner, Burges Salmon

New approaches to asset management,  land redevelopment and leveraging transport-led infrastructure to maximise investment

17.00 -18.00

Networking drinks

Published programme subject to change

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Who you will meet...

Developers and real estate professionals

Government & regulatory bodies

Fund managers and banks

Local authorities

Consultants

Rail companies

Property companies and retailers

Property agents

Regeneration agencies

Lawyers and other professionals

 

Delegate rates and booking

Private sector 1st delegate
 

£345 + VAT

 

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Each additional
private sector delegate

£185 + VAT

 

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Public 1st sector delegate
 

Generously subsidised by our sponsor

1 per local authority.
Further delegates should book additional tickets

Each additional
public sector delegate

£185 + VAT

 

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