NCE Transport Conference at Inmarsat

Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 29 June 2017

I chaired the morning session of a 2-day conference on UK Transport that had been organised by NCE. The speakers for that session included representatives from 3 main cities (London, Birmingham and Manchester) who all highlighted the challenges ahead, as well as the important role that transport can play in creating the foundations for the country’s economic growth and providing better places for future communities.

…..and that’s June done!
Steve Rowsell had warned me that the time would fly by and he was absolutely right. Only 50 weeks to go now!
 

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Did you know…

Thirty years ago the London Docklands were a desolate place. Today we have a mini-city with 16m sq ft of offices and 1m sq ft of shops, employing more than 120,000 people, almost as many as the population of Cambridge and 50% more than the financial centre of Frankfurt.
 
How was this achieved? In addition to collaboration and political will, it's  all about the power of transport!
 
London Docklands is now connected with the DLR, the Jubilee line, Thameslink, Network Rail's overground network, Crossrail, HS1 and London City airport.
 
So, if Canary Wharf is the heart of the Docklands, transport constitutes the arteries and veins that link it to the rest of the world.
 
Source: Sir George Iacobescu, chairman and CEO of Canary Wharf Group.