Railway Gazette’s Rail Broadcast Week 

External Webinar –  Sep 21 - 25 2020 
Global thought leadership

Digital series of live and interactive broadcast sessions

What to expect

We’re pleased to be a headline partner in this year's Rail Broadcast Week. This event will be anchored by a series of keynote panel discussions, moderated by Railway Gazette Group’s authoritative and independent editorial team. Starting on September 21 with a debate examining the immediate and medium-term impact of Covid-19, these sessions will also address Innovation in Rail Freight, Smart Infrastructure and the Future of Passenger Rail.

Siemens Mobility slots on September 22nd and 25th

Sustainable, seamless and safe mobility for more livable cities

Session 1, 1:30 p.m. (UK)


As more and more of the world's population moves into cities, a major challenge is to create integrated mobility systems – with rail solutions at their core – that make transport from door to door seamless, safe and sustainable. In this session we discuss, how we can create or shape cities where people really wish to live. Cities in which jobs, shops, entertainment and green zones are easy to access via  multimodal means of transportation. And in a dialogue in which the views of industry expert Siemens Mobility, mobility operators and city planners come up for discussion, we also explore, how to increase the COVID-19 resilience of transportation in cities? 

Sustainable, seamless and safe mobility for more livable cities - in action

Session 2, 3:00 p.m. (BST)


In this session we combine three individual case studies and look at best practice examples with an impact on urban mobility. We reassess safe urban travel by looking at how existing and future technology can help ensure clean air in trains. Another topic of our  explorations is light rail in an urban context, and we assess how apps can help build an intermodal transportation network. Along these examples, we seek to understand: Which lessons cities and transportation systems can learn from each other, in order to make transport in cities safer, more sustainable and seamless.

Focusing on the Future

Concluding Session Sept 25, 2 pm (BST)


In the last of our week of interactive live discussions, on September 25 Railway Gazette will review the themes which have emerged over the course of the five days, and seek to explore the key short and medium-term opportunities and risks facing the global rail sector.

Key topics to be addressed will include:

  • How far will the coronavirus pandemic prove a defining moment in the development of the world’s railways?
  • Has the current crisis helped or hindered the case for investment in railways?
  • What steps should the rail industry take to ensure it is best placed to play its full potential in mitigating the climate emergency?
  • What are the key technological innovations that will shape rail development over the next five to 10 years?
  • Can the industry overcome the skills shortages which are a feature of many major rail markets globally?

This interactive panel discussion is free to view — simply follow the link below to register your details. You will then be able to submit a question for discussion during the debate. Our Wavecast Pro platform also enables you to pose questions and leave comments during the discussion; these can be raised by the moderator in near real time. You will also be able to access white papers, presentations and relevant features provided by our sponsor Siemens and by the Railway Gazette Group.

Register now to take part in our interactive debate, listen to the presentations and pose your own questions.



Nick Kingsley, Managing Editor, Railway Gazette International [moderator]

Felix Schmid, Professor Emeritus of Railway Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham

Milda Manomaityte, Technical & Policy Manager, Railway Industry Association (UK) [invited]

Will Wilson, CEO, Siemens Mobility Limited


Sponsored by Siemens Mobility