Charles Hoskins | Senior Director
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Charles Hoskins, Senior Director, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

As Senior Director of SPT, Charles Hoskins is responsible for delivery of the £288 million modernisation programme for Glasgow Subway which includes smart card ticketing, station refurbishments, track and tunnel infrastructure improvements, new trains, operational control centre and new fully automated signalling.

He also has overall responsibility for the safe operation and maintenance of Glasgow Subway day-to-day as well as overseeing SPT’s strategic and organisational development.  This includes delivering SPT’s transport policy, strategy and planning functions, delivery of the region wide capital programme of transport projects for road, freight, rail, bus, interchanges, ferry, park and ride, walking and cycling improvements. 


Summit Day @ 14:00

Implementing the first ATO project world-wide

  • Taking the Glasgow Subway to the 21st century: how did we get to the point of implementing ATO?
  • Sharing the project: what were the key challenges of implementing modern train control technology and how did we overcome them?
  • Implementing ATO: our vision for the metro of the future

Summit Day @ 16:30

Panel Discussion What are the biggest challenges to optimising train control for the future generation of rail networks?

  • What are the biggest challenges that face the rail industry in truly becoming a digitised network?
  • Moving towards an international network of optimised train control: are we really on the right path?
  • Developing technology to truly solve problems and optimise cost, environmental considerations and capacity
  • Ensuring we work together as an industry: sharing our advice and learning through shared experience

World Metro Rail Congress Day 1 @ 11:20


Delivering service without disruption: How to ensure an effective migration from ATO to UTO?

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