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Hendy to speak at Infrarail

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The chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at Infrarail 2016 on 13 April, the middle day of this year’s rail infrastructure show at ExCeL London.

Sir Peter, who was previously commissioner of Transport for London from 2006 until 2015, joined Network Rail just as questions were being asked about the organisation’s ability to deliver its committed level of work by 2019, the end of Control Period 5.

The ‘Hendy Report’, reshaping the delivery of Network Rail’s five-year investment programme, has now been published. With the Shaw report – looking at the future shape and financing of Network Rail – due in March 2016, there will be plenty of topical news about.

Sir Peter’s address will be a highlight of an intensive programme of activities taking place during the exhibition. These include a daily keynote speech, industry seminars, project updates and discussion forums, all open to everyone attending. Details of these will be added to the Infrarail website – www.infrarail. com – as they are finalised.

With the latest equipment and products on display by leading industry suppliers and plenty of opportunities to learn about key developments in railway infrastructure policy and technology, Infrarail 2016 is shaping up to be an event not to be missed.

The show takes place from 12 to 14 April.

Entry will be free for pre-registered visitors, with online registration via the website opening during January. This will also give access to CITE 2016 – the Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition, featuring many of the civils products and services needed for rail projects, as well as for highways, utilities and communications networks.

More information on Infrarail 2016 including the latest exhibitor list is available at www.infrarail.com, with details of CITE 2016 at www.cite-uk.com.