Date(s) - 24 April 2024
4:30 pm


What is a Railfreight Specialist?

Wednesday 24th April 2024

Venue: Avanti Training Centre Platform 3, Carlisle Station


About the Event

Join us in Carlisle to discover the fascinating world of a Railfreight Specialist.

Our guest speaker is UK Railfreight Specialist Simon Walton, a talented and accomplished communications manager and UK correspondent for / / World Cargo News (ProMedia Group). Publishing stories and insights about the rail and logistics industry in the UK, Europe, Asia and the world, Simon provides thought leadership, informed opinion, and concise news throughout the sector.

We may even find out find just how Simon went from behind the sound desk in a California radio studio to standing on the footplate of a freight locomotive. With a career portfolio more diverse than the cargo on a 1959 pick-up goods train, Simon has a long story to tell, but he’ll keep it on track and finish on time. In rail, you can’t ask for any more than that!

POD Sections:
03: Delivering Passenger and Freight Services

How to Attend

The North West and Wales Area Council look forward to welcoming you to their event.

You will have the opportunity to network while enjoying light refreshments before the talk.

To reserve your place in Carlisle please use the booking form below and click “SEND YOUR BOOKING”


Any questions please contact Liz Walker at


Bookings are closed for this event.