Information published on 3 June 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 402.

UIC will participate in ICE Rail 2014 Engineering an Integrated Network (London, 1 July 2014)

Civil engineers need to be prepared as the Government invests billions in the railways. The UK’s rail sector is experiencing a period of rapid growth and investment, from completion of the first high speed line and planned construction of the second, to the Crossrail project and extension of London Underground.

Many challenges exist for railway engineers adapting a network never designed to cope with the number of passengers who now use it every day. Increased services, lack of track capacity and the limited number of platforms at stations are just some of the issues that regularly cause congestion and delays for thousands of passengers.
ICE Rail 2014 will bring together all the major stakeholders in the rail sector, allowing for in-depth analysis and best practice case studies from the UK and abroad. It will discuss the current challenges and offer practical solutions to help equip civil engineers with the knowledge they need to deliver a transport network fit for the 21st century.

UIC, which is one of the sponsors of the conference, will attend the event, with the Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, taking part in the SESSION 2 – High-Speed Engineering and Operation Case Studies.

Why attend

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities in upgrading and modernising the UK’s Rail System
  • Hear from the Government – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport discusses future Government Transport policy
  • Major industry stakeholders will share knowledge and best-practice case studies
  • Be part of the discussion – meet and question leading experts and participate in panel discussions
  • Enjoy a collaboratively backed event from a non-profit, prestigious engineering institution in the heart of Westminster
  • Business and Networking opportunities – meet senior decision-makers at the conference and drinks reception

Further information on this conference is available here:

http://uic.org/com/IMG/pdf/ice_rail_2014_brochure.pdf