Bristol plays host to a major rail conference later this month, with the theme “every passenger matters”, as a platform of speakers from the very top of the rail industry meet to discuss inclusion and accessibility for passengers using the rail network. CrossCountry Trains, Great Western Railway and Network Rail will all be participating in Railfuture’s annual conference on Saturday 21st September near Bristol Parkway station.

Railfuture director Wendy Thorne said:

“This year we’re focussing on one of the rail industry’s current hot topics – inclusion and accessibility for passengers. We’ve secured some big names to provide valuable insight into how the industry is working towards making a railway that genuinely works for everyone. This is at a time when recent research on experiences of disabled rail passengers has shown that they still encounter barriers to using trains, so there’s still work to do to improve things”

“With businesses of all sizes adopting and developing new techniques to improve accessibility for passengers on the network, our keynote speakers will provide valuable insight on various topics, as well as networking opportunities to help develop your business.”

“We want to hear what barriers you experience in using the rail network, and what improvements you would like to see to ensure that every passenger really does matter.”

The conference will take place on Saturday 21st September from 10am – 4:30pm at St Michael’s Church Centre, a modern conference centre complex a stones’ throw from Bristol Parkway station. The venue is kindly sponsored by CrossCountry Trains. Tickets are just £25.

A free workshop session, allowing delegates to highlight areas that they would like to see improved for passengers using the rail network, will round off the day.

You can also join in the conversation on social media using #rfconference

To book visit Railfuture’s website www.railfuture.org.uk/conferences/railusers

For special dietary requirements or enquiries please email annualconference2019@railfuture.org.uk