Porterbrook presents at Rail Scotland Conference 2024

On Thursday 7th March Porterbrook were headline sponsors of Peloton’s Rail Scotland Conference where key stakeholders from across the industry gathered to discuss the future challenges and opportunities facing rail in Scotland.

To start the day, our Fleet Support Engineer Anna Gray joined a panel of young rail professionals from Siemens Mobility’s, SPL POWERLINES UK and Thales.

Anna spoke about the importance of building a strong personal relationship with customers and suppliers. She also highlighted the value in promoting the variety of roles available across the railway to encourage more diversity in the industry and inspire the next generation of engineers.

Following on from Anna, our Chief Operating Officer Ben Ackroyd took to the stage alongside Transport Scotland’s Bill Reeve, ScotRail’s Alex Hynes and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s Olivia Perkins to discuss the key priorities for Scotland’s Railway.

Ben highlighted our commitment to the long-term ambitions for the railway in Scotland, and the importance of the public and private sector working together to bring forward innovations that make rail safer, more efficient and support the drive to net zero.