Discover the Station Stream of Rail Live! 2019


Stations, Tuesday 5 March 2019


Welcoming Lunch


Olga Willner

The creation of digital stations using IoT & data analytics 

  • The digital transformation of the station and how this will develop into the future withLoRa& IoT
  • Understand the capabilities of WIFI enabled smart-clocks in monitoring passenger flow & journey data
  • Enabling ‘agile’ operations through digital platforms and predictive analytics

Designing the station of the future

  • Design with the changing role of the station as a critical part of the journey and city
  • Understanding how to design for future technologies and to allow flexibility
  • Designing with predictive analytics to understand how customers will use a station
Panel discussion

PANEL: What will drive innovation for the station of the future?

  • Developing new station formats which bring benefits to travellers and operators
  • Designing future stations with flexibility at the core
  • How can operators effectively provide innovative solutions to today’s station problems?

Afternoon networking break



Roundtable Discussions

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Stations, Wednesday 6 March 2019



Rail 5.0 and Digital Mobility

 Oh Young-Sik

Keynote Interview: Oh Young-sik, CEO and President, KORAIL

Mr Oh Young-sik will sit down to discuss the future of rail technology in the world’s most digitally connected country. As CEO of a company that oversees one of the outstanding high-speed rail networks in the world alongside a metro system in Seoul that is responsible for over 1 billion journeys per year, Young-sik will share KORAIL’s strategy for future growth and their drive for deeper digitalisation.
Brian Kelly

Keynote Interview: Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Railway Authority

The California High Speed Rail Authority have started construction of one of the world’s largest high-speed rail programs. The landmark US high-speed project represents a watershed moment for the US market as high-speed rail continues to grow. CEO Brian Kelly will sit down to discuss the key technologies CHSRA are looking at using to bring about momentous change in West Coast pubic transport and beyond.
Nicholas Owen

Keynote Digital Rail Panel: How can the rail industry adapt to the rapid changes that come with digital technology and embrace the digital revolution?

  • With the rise of IoT, sensors and automation, what are the priorities of the future of public transport?
  • What is the role of public transport operators in the future of door to door travel?
  • How can we use Artificial Intelligence in a sustainable way to ensure reliability and cost-effective maintenance?
  • Where will the next generation of disruptors in the transport industry come from and how can we prepare our organisations?

Exhibition Opening Ceremony


Networking refreshment break


Technology and Strategy Roundtables

With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges?Our round tables are hosted by senior level topic specialists.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.


Sudath Amaratunga

Managing station upgrade projects effectively to minimise impacts on customers

  • Working effectively to optimise the benefits of digitisation in the building process
  • Building our station with the customer in focus: how we planned the project around the customer
  • Understanding how we effectively minimised delays with effective project management
Johannah Randall

Fuelling station design with passenger experience and smart-technology

  • Developing stations from scratch at HS2: what are our key goals in the design phase?
  • Managing projects whilst maintaining overall strategy and analysing outside-in inspirations
  • Evaluating key smart technologies for predictive analytics and improved passenger flow

Networking Lunch and Exhibition viewing


Urban Hammarlund

Investing in stations as a route to urban regeneration

  • The Gothenburg Region City example: developing the station as part of the urban planning process
  • How can planners and station owners work together for effective results?
  • Commercial growth and business opportunities when redeveloping stations: working with the community

The future role of stations as a hub of mobility

  • Building stations to accommodate different types of mobility to encourage travel by railways
  • Developing a new relationship with transport stakeholders: how can this be effectively achieved?
  • Attracting passengers to the station as a cultural and retail hub: commercially viable and customer-centric development
Iori Mori

Creating the station of the future

  • How is technology changing the role of the station as a critical part of the journey and city?
  • Understanding how to adopt future technologies and integrate into current infrastructure
  • Using predictive analytics to manage passenger flow and peak capacities

Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

Julio Gómez-Pomar

How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

  • Where are the key touch points for operators and infrastructure managers when looking to future proof megaprojects
  • What are thetechnologies we should be looking into regarding innovation in mobility?
  • What are the benefits of open data and what role can it play in these projects?
  • How can we be sure to integrate this innovation across our entire system and company?
  • How can we regulate and invest intechnologies for a smooth introduction of disruptors?

End of Day

Please join us for an evening drinks reception at the iconic San Mamés Stadium – the home of Athletic Bilbao FC
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Stations, Thursday 7 March 2019



Keynote Sessions


Mobility and Infrastructure Keynotes

09.05 In the face of radical and disruptive technology evolution, how can we ensure that our businesses are securely equipped for the future passenger?Automation, IoT, AI, blockchain the reality of innovation at the heart of global railway infrastructure companiesHow can we use cutting edge technology such as blockchain, AI and chatbots to facilitate operations and maintenance in a traditional industry like rail?
  • How can we create infrastructure that is flexible enough to adapt to the capacity demands of tomorrow?
  • What areas of innovation should we explore in order to develop the major projects of the future?
Keynote Panel: How can we guarantee that mobility will remain sustainable and a seamless passenger experience is not jeopardised with the introduction of disruptors?
  • How can we create digital platforms that are agile enough to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of passengers?
  • What steps should we take to ensure open data can be advantageous in the face of cybersecurity and GDPR challenges?
  • Where should operators be focussing to maximise the efficiencies available with future technology?

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall


Global Project Roundtables

With the ever increasing need for new transport infrastructure and smart technology, how are organisations around the world rising to meet this demand?Our roundtables are hosted by senior level projects specialists from across the world.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.



CASE STUDY Redesigning stations with customer flow as the top priority

  • Why was this project necessary and what were our objectives?
  • Developing an effective strategy to optimise customer flow and station usability
  • Sharing the effective impact of our project on the way our stations are used

The role of ticketing in the capacity of the railway station

  • As customer flow and overcrowding become concerns, how will future ticketing play a role?
  • Beacon, GPS and in-app solutions; Barrier less ticketing and the opportunities this will bring
  • How can operators benefit from smart ticketing solutions effectively?

Networking lunch in the exhibition hall


Close of Conference – See you next year!


Welcoming drinks in Torre BEC

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