Facing the future together

The National Rail Recovery Conference 2021 is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to gather insight from the leaders of the railway about how we tackle the urgent challenges facing this industry and rebuild a sustainable, successful and smarter railway of the future.

COVID-19 has shaken the very foundations of the UK and our economy. The railway is not alone in facing some of the biggest challenges in its history – plummeting passenger numbers after a long period of unprecedented growth; the prospect of changing work patterns; and the imperative to make every journey COVID-safe, are just the beginning of what’s keeping rail leaders awake at night. But the railway was already entering a period of flux with structural change top of the agenda, pressure for fares reform building and the growing necessity to decarbonise faster.

Taking place over three consecutive half days in February…

Day One: Building the foundations for a prosperous future

Day Two: A strategy for achieving zero carbon in rail

Day Three: A regional transport strategy

The NRRC will cover topics including:

  • Policy
  • Structural reform
  • Future passenger operations
  • Infrastructure investment
  • Decarbonisation
  • Electrification
  • Devolution
  • Rolling stock innovation
  • Export
  • …and many more

Hear from top-level keynote speakers and industry experts, participate in live Q&A sessions and tailor your experience to the topics of most interest to you through the daily breakout sessions.

Who should attend

Executives, Strategic heads and train operators

  • Understand the changing rail landscape, considering major government scrutiny and Brexit uncertainty, and share solutions with your peers
  • Help formulate the UK’s rail structure for the next decade and beyond
  • Speak directly to senior government, regulatory and infrastructure figures to find out how you can continue to secure business in an evolving sector

Regulators, Government bodies and Consultants

  • Gain clarity on the challenges, capabilities and expectations of the rail industry
  • Understand how rail can fit into smart cities, a decarbonised planet and a healthy economy
  • Meet the full rail ecosystem, including key infrastructure managers and rail executives


  • Find out how the supply chain could evolve over the next few years
  • See what solutions senior rail figures are searching for right now
  • Understand the evolution of the rail sector, and see what your customer’s needs could look in 10 years’ time

Infrastructure Managers

  • Understand government policy and the current capabilities of the rail industry
  • Find out what infrastructure developments will be needed to realise the cities and modes of transport of the future
  • See what infrastructure projects are likely to emerge in the coming years, and put your company in a position to win business

Headline Sponsors

  • RDG
  • RSSB