Showcasing Events

During 2019, the Thameslink Programme has been showcasing its Learning Legacy initiative for the wider benefit of the whole rail industry and related supply chains.

Launch of the Learning Legacy

The Learning Legacy launched in April 2019 at the Institution of Civil Engineer’s London home at One Great George Street in Westminster. The event was held in conjunction with the New Civil Engineer magazine with Programme partners and guests from across the industry in attendance.

Matthew Lodge, Director of Rail Infrastructure south, at the Department for Transport, gave the keynote address and spoke about the importance of sharing knowledge from major projects, across the industry. He added: “The Thameslink Programme Learning Legacy provides a fantastic resource for current and future rail projects – as well as other projects and programmes – to tap into and learn from.”

Five senior leaders from the Programme gave a brief overview of their areas of activity. Each speaker reflected on the key challenges overcome during the construction of the infrastructure elements and shared lessons that could be learned for future complex rail projects.

Since the launch, the Programme has continued touring many knowledge-sharing events, industry conferences and attending or hosting speaking opportunities with both private and public audiences.

Events attended in 2019:

These have included among many others:

  • The Rail Summit, Canary Wharf, London – March 2019
  • Accelerate Rail Infrastructure Conference, London – March 2019
  • London South Bank University’s Managing a Diverse Supply Chain event – May 2019
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) event – June 2019
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) event – June 2019
  • Rail Live infrastructure exhibition – June 2019
  • Association of Project Management (APM) event – September 2019
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) UK Rail event – September 2019
  • New Civil Engineer TechFest event – September 2019
  • Institution of Civil Engeers (ICE) Engineering Late – October 2019

Forthcoming events include:

  • The National Rail Conference, Euston, London – 12 November 2019
  • Construction News ConTech, Moorgate, London – 4 December 2019
  • The Permanent Way Institute, Waterloo, London – 7 January 2020