Spectator Podcast & Accelerate Rail conference

In March, Caroline Donaldson, Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development,  took part in a Spectator Podcast to share her expertise on how we can continue to improve Britain’s railways. Along with transport commentator Christian Wolmar and Rail Minister Wendy Morton, Caroline talked about the future of British Railways, and meeting the demands of passengers.


The conversation covered a range of issues, including how we collaborate to make a success of the historic investment in HS2, and the challenges and opportunities of Government reform post-Covid. To date, it has achieved over 20,000 listens across social media platforms.


You can listen to the podcast here.


Also in March, Avanti West Coast Managing Director, Phil Whittingham spoke at the Accelerate Rail Conference, on a panel to discuss the new Great British Railways and how the industry can come together under the new structure.


Phil spoke alongside spoke alongside Andrew Haines (Chief Executive, Network Rail and Great British Railways Transitions Team), John Larkinson (Director of Office Rail and Road), Claire Mann (Managing Director, South Western Railway), Andy Bagnall (Director General, Rail Delivery Group), and John Abel (Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud).