News from Millian Events

Network Rail's £500m Fleet for the Future
Amidst a quarry of public anger and negative press, Network Rail is planning for a brighter future. Hoping to head back to the top of the industry, their promised route is a new fleet of trains that cost a total of £500m.

Bradford Interchange Takes a Break
The interchange station at Bradford is set for a temporary closure next month beginning Saturday, October 20th. Over the three-day period, bus replacement services will be available covering the Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax and Accrington areas that are affected by the works.

Government Debate Creates Unrest About Rail Investment
Criticism surrounding the government rail investment of around £40bn this period has surfaced as the government's response to its latest report on infrastructure was published. A fiery debate between the committee and DfT ensued which has not yet been resolved.

International Appointment for the North-West's Multi Modal Transport Hub
The latest news for the huge £27m investment in Derry is the appointment of local company Farrans who is working in partnership with international railway engineers, Rhomberg Sersa JV as the contractors for this ambitious project.

Liverpool Prepares for 2043
After the brief closure on Saturday night, Liverpool Lime Street station reopened yesterday morning after enhancement work including equipment upgrades and the construction of two new platforms. Network rail is quoted to have said the project is a part of a "£340m transformation" with Managing Director, Martin Frobisher justifying the disruption as a future concern, claiming "passenger figures are set to double during peak periods in 2043".

Making Derby's Model Station
Back in August, Rail Engineer reported on the plans for Derby's £198 million-pound project to re-model and re-signal Derby station. David Bickell shared in his article "79 days at Derby in 2018" that the development, managed by Network Rail's Project Director Chris Hannah, will "be undertaken during a 79 day' partial closure from 21 July to 8 October 2018

You're Late to the Party
But not too late. The highly awaited CP6 (Control Period 6) Launch is almost sold out which is set to be the industry's leading introduction to CP6.

Why September 17 Should Be in Your Diary
Network Rail is preparing the tender for up to £4bn of the £47bn total CP6 (Control Period 6) funding which has been allocated to infrastructure work.

Ainsdale Station Gets the Green Light for Award-Winning Design
The refurbished station located in Southport was finally reopened on July 20, 2018, almost four months later than initially planned. Recently named, the "most environmentally friendly station on the network" by Merseyrail, the green development now boasts a renovated car park, a modern booking office, improved waiting facilities and customer information screens.

Merseyrail Network Leads 2020 Rail
Network Rail's ambitious vision of future transport is yet again topic for discussion as they announced earlier this week the platform upgrades which are part of the phased two-year programme towards state of the art trains for 2020 transport. This will result in the enhanced system that will provide safer trains with the ability to carry up to 50% more people at a quicker rate, cutting journey times by up to 10%.

The Latest in Rail Tech
Dodging Delays Just last week, Rail Minister Jo Johnson and Delivery Group Chief Executive, Paul Plummer announced new plans surrounding the use of more real-time data which will be linked to the development of intelligent travel apps.

Why Traditional Networking Matters
With over 500 million users, LinkedIn is often viewed as a convenient alternative to conventional deal making. However, in the new age of professional networking, many businesses run the risk of forgetting the value of simple conversation.

Soaring Safety: Drones and Detectors
Designed to respond to safety issues across the region, drones and detectors are being trialled across specific services, introducing small-scale technology to rail. As discussed in Monday's newsletter, the amount of funding set aside for digitalisation confirms its leading role in the future development of modern rail.

Tackling the Digital Age in Rail
If you're wondering what the huge CP6 sum of £47 billion is intended for then this newsletter along with our CP6 Launch is a good starting point. As an industry focused networking events provider, we are dedicated to initiating and facilitating important conversations in rail with the digital age on our agenda.

Spend an Evening at the Plaza with Emile Heskey
Our most prestigious event of the year will be held next July when we host "An Evening at the Plaza". This is an exceptional opportunity to impress clients and treat subcontractors to an unforgettable experience. Like all our events at Millian, this is an industry focused event which allows for a little more luxury.

The Hidden Benefits of Becoming an Exhibitor
Are you a market leader looking to make an impact or managing a tight budget? Our Exhibition Events are right the choice for you. Conventions are known for their high upfront fee but we believe the initial investment to trade eliminates other unforeseen costs. By seeing the true value of these events, you can save on two departments that are crucial to any business.

Why SME's Should Have CP6 on Their Radar
The release of the £47bn CP6 investment will be central to our upcoming event in March of next year. The CP6 Launch is designed to attract a dynamic mix of industry contacts as we continue to encourage a diverse audience to discuss the major funding that's available.

July 2018

Getting the go-ahead for CP6
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published its draft outlook for CP6 last month. This completed an important step in establishing what Network Rail will ultimately have to spend on maintaining and renewing the railway between 2019 and 2024.

The Time is Now for Liverpool…
A station which, according to the BBC, claims to be "at one end of the world's first true public railway" is revealing its transformation.

MECX Group sponsor the CP6 Launch from Millian Events
Millian are proud to announce that MECX Group will be working closely with us over the next eight months to ensure that the CP6 Launch event is the hottest event of 2019.