West Coast Partnership Stakeholder Conference

Date & Time:
17 May 2022 @ 9:00am - 1:30pm

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The West Coast Partnership’s second annual virtual stakeholder conference on Tuesday 17th May (09:15-13:15) brings together industry experts and senior politicians to discuss the future of rail, including how to attract passengers back, drive regional growth, enhance the customer experience ahead of the introduction of Great British Railways, and build a successful high-speed railway.


Rail Minister Wendy Morton MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Louise Haigh MP will deliver the keynote speeches, followed by updates from WCP Managing Directors.

Two panel sessions will then take place, which will include a list of distinguished speakers including:

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, Steve Montgomery, Managing Director First Rail, Chief Executive of Network Rail Andrew Haines, AWC Executive Director of On-Board Customer Experience Philippa Cresswell, Transport for the North Chair Rt Hon The Lord McLoughlin, and Anthony Smith, Chief Executive Transport Focus.


The conference is a central part of WCP’s objective to inform, consult and collaborate with stakeholders to continue to deliver our common aims of recovery post covid, and a successful future railway for the benefit of customers and communities.

Every session will allow time for Q+A, to ensure attendees have the opportunity to share your feedback, and ask any questions you may have. There will also be a post-survey feedback form, if you don’t get the opportunity to ask your question or make your comment during the event.

Instructions for joining the conference will be shared ahead of the event.

Further details including registration can be found here.