Rail Forum is excited to announce the final line-up for TOCTalk Live, with 14 confirmed table hosts consisting of 11 Train Operating Companies (TOCs), two Owning Groups and Great British Railways Transition Team.

This new supplier engagement event, taking place on 6 July 2023, presents an unrivalled opportunity for the supply chain to understand what is happening within the TOC environment and how they can support them, by speaking directly to those that are at the cutting edge of National Rail Contracts (NRCs).

Anyone with an interest in understanding how the NRCs are impacting future activities and how to prepare your organisational offer to support should attend. Our table hosts are keen to support early engagement with the supply chain to fit with business planning processes.

Cat Appleby, Membership Manager at Rail Forum said:

“We are delighted to introduce TOCTalk to our events calendar. Modelling the successful and popular InfraTalk format, with no presentations, no PowerPoints and no applications, TOCTalk Live offers barrier free and fast networking; allowing attendees to quickly engage with senior representation from across a range of TOCs.”

TOCTalk line-up (*new confirmed hosts)

Chiltern Railways*LNERWest Midlands Trains
CrossCountryMTR Elizabeth Line*First Group
East Midlands RailwayNorthern RailTransport UK*
Great Western RailwaySouth EasternGreat British Railways Transition Team
Greater AngliaWest Coast Partnership Development 

Rail Forum is also delighted to introduce our TOCTalk event partner, DeSimone. The support of event partners enables Rail Forum to deliver high quality events which remain free for members, and in the case of TOCTalk, wider industry too.

Stuart Bosley, Managing Director of DeSimone said:

“DeSimone, an exclusive supporter of TOCTalk Live, brings decades of experience as New York-based structural engineers since 1969. Our expertise and commitment to excellence enable us to deliver comprehensive program advisory services, including pre-contract to final account, dispute avoidance, and alternative dispute resolution, including international arbitration. With a proven track record, we are proud to contribute to the industry’s innovation and success at TOCTalk Live.”

Register for TOCTalk today!

TOCTalk Live will take place between 13:00 – 14:30 on Thursday 6th July 2023 in a dedicated space within the Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) event in Derby.

Delegates must register for both TOCTalk Live and as a visitor to RSN.

Tickets are free and any UK company may register for a place, however, spaces are strictly limited to one per company/group and will be prioritised to Rail Forum members and/or RSN Exhibitors.