Virtual Event
18th - 21st January, 2021
5+ Professionals

About Spotlight East West Main Line 2021

We are delighted to bring this event to you in a virtual capacity. The East West rail project has been gathering pace over the last few weeks with the case for the project as strong as ever. This two day event will look at the progress so far, a deeper look at the longer term vision the investment will bring and the wider benefits across all aspects of the route.

To find out more and hear first-hand information into some of the region’s key priorities please contact the team at enquiry@peloton-events.co.uk, or phone 0161 519 8950.

Monday 18 January 2021 – 12.30 – 13.45
The Strategic Importance of the Main Line

  1. EEH - Naomi Green
  2. Transport East – Andrew Summers
  3. Midlands Connect

Tuesday 19 January 2021 – 12.30 – 13.45
EWR Consortium – a view from the partners across the East West Main Line
  1. Western Section – Jeremy Long (Chair OxLEP) confirmed
  2. Central Section – Cllr Sue Clark (Chair EWR Consortium and Central Bedfordshire Council) confirmed
  3. Eastern Section – Cllr Alexander Nicoll (Chair of the Eastern Board and Suffolk County Council) confirmed

Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 12.30 -13.45
Delivering East West Main Line Will Gallagher – Strategy Director East West Rail Company (sponsors for the current East West Rail project)
  1. Rep from the East West Rail Alliance – who are constructing the next phase to be delivered
  2. Rep from Network Rail (System Operator) – who can put the East West Main Line into the wider context

Thursday 21 January 2021 – 12.30 – 13.45
The wider benefits of East West Main Line – potentially bring in both freight and passenger perspectives (think it helpful to have 2 speakers with a freight perspective and a couple from the 2 leading operators – both Chiltern and Greater Anglia have positively engaged with and ‘see’ the bigger picture)
  1. Maggie Simpson – Rail Freight Group
  2. Port of Felixstowe
  3. Chiltern Railways –MD Richard Allen TBC
  4. Greater Anglia – Jonathon Denby TBC

Thursday 21 January 2021 – 15.00 – 16.15
Realising our Ambition – in effect a call to arms and an opportunity for Minister to restate Government’s support for East West Rail
  1. Daniel Zeichner MP
  2. Martin Tugwell
  3. Rail Minister – Chris Heaton Harris



Our Speakers

Jeremy Long

Jeremy Long

Chairman (Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership)
Martin Tugwell

Martin Tugwell

Programme Director (England’s Economic Heartland)
Alexander Nicoll

Alexander Nicoll

Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport (SCC)
Daniel Zeichner

Daniel Zeichner

Labour Member of Parliament for Cambridge

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