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RTSA – NZ Chapter Event and Webinar – How faster rail changes the economic & social landscape

August 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+12

The RTSA New Zealand and the Engineering New Zealand Auckland Branch invite you to a presentation from Professor Andrew McNaughton, Strategic Advisor to the UK High Speed 2 Rail project in Auckland on Monday, 19 August which will also be available for members elsewhere to view live online.

Andrew McNaughton is a leading authority on high speed rail and chairs the World High Speed Rail Committee. He was the Chief Engineer for the UK High Speed 2 project from 2009 -17 and led the specification, operational design, technical strategy and route development for the project. He is currently leading the New South Wales government Fastrail strategy, as part of its regional development and regeneration agenda, and is Special Advisor to the Czech Republic Government on similar issues. Andrew is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Southampton and a visiting professor at Imperial College, London, and Nottingham University.

Professor McNaughton was a standout Keynote speaker at the 2010 RTSA Conference on Railway Excellence in Wellington and we are delighted that is able to speak to us during a very short visit to Auckland.

Andrew’s presentation is very relevant to New Zealand given the current government interest in developing regional rail services to connect our major cities to regional centres. He will draw upon his worldwide experience and demonstrate how using faster rail services to increase the distance that people can travel within defined time periods, through faster rail services, such as 30 minute cross city trips, 1 hour commutes and 2 hour regional connectivity, results in new economic activity and land use development opportunities.

The presentation will  be broadcast as a live webinar for those unable to attend in person.

Please use the registration link below to indicate whether you will attend the presentation in Auckland or join online. For those attending in Auckland, there will be an opportunity for networking with drinks and nibbles provided after the presentation.

Thanks to EY for kindly hosting the meeting and to Beca for sponsoring the networking drinks and nibbles.

Monday 19 August, 5pm
EY Offices, 2 Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland 1010
Register here



RTSA New Zealand Chapter
+64 4 473 9444