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07 October 2014

East Midlands Rail Summit

The East Midlands Rail Summit will make the case for greater rail investment into the East Midlands.

The East Midlands Rail Summit, organised by East Midlands Councils, will explore the future of rail in the East Midlands. The summit is to be chaired by Pete Waterman, businessman, rail enthusiast and member of the HS2 Growth Task Force.   The summit will be an opportunity for key decision makers from the region to discuss the importance of rail to our local economies and to help make the case for greater rail investment into the East Midlands.

Confirmed speakers include: Anna Walker, Chair of Office of Rail Regulation; Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Rail Minister; David Horne, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains; Phil Verster, Network Rail; Alison Munro, HS2 Ltd; and Cllr Jon Collins, Chair of East Midlands Councils.

The event will be opened by Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Member of Parliament for Loughborough.

The East Midlands Rail Summit will be held on Friday 10th October 2014 at The Link Hotel, New Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 4EX.

The East Midlands Rail Summit is being sponsored by East Midlands Trains, Network Rail, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Arup.

The programme for this event is available from East Midlands Rail Summit 10 October - Programme .

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Notes to Editor

East Midlands Councils is the consultative forum for local authorities in the region. It provides support to Councils to improve their services and is a strong voice for the East Midlands. www.emcouncils.gov.uk

Contacts

For further information or to attend the summit please contact:

Kirsty Lowe, Learning and Development Advisor, East Midlands Council

Tel: 01664 502620.

E-mail: Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk 

ENDS.

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