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David Tank WCPD HR Researcher and Analyst

BLOG - "Seeing the work up close really brings home the magnitude of this programme.”

David Tank, WCPD's HR Researcher and Analyst, reflects on his recent visits to HS2 sites.

Shamit Gaiger gives CILT Railway Forum Presidential Address

WCPD Managing Director gives first address as CILT President for the Railway Study Forum

Shamit Gaiger called on the rail industry to remain relevant by focusing on the customers' needs.

Shamit Gaiger speaking to young female apprentices

West Coast Partnership Development co-hosts first ever all-female apprentice event

The event was focussed around equipping the next generation of women in rail with skills for life.

James Brown First Rails Principal Rolling Stock Consultant on secondment to WCPD

BLOG - “I wanted to come up with an innovative solution that allows us to analyse our ideas in the moment.”

First Rail's James Brown on the benefits of prototyping through 3D Printing to help design the UK’s new high-speed trains.

WCPD Team finish Met Walk for the Railway Children charity at Aldgate

WCPD employees raise money for charity after completing Metropolitan Line walk

A team from the West Coast Partnership Development have completed a 20km long walk in aid of the Railway Children.

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New National Rail Contract agreed for the West Coast Partnership

New National Rail Contract for the West Coast Partnership to start on 15 October 2023. 

Shamit speaking at Connections for Prosperity

WCPD Managing Director highlights steps to unlocking social mobility across the West Midlands.

Shamit Gaiger explained the importance of delivering growth to regions from well-planned placemaking.

Andy Mellors and Shamit Gaiger-2

New ambitions for rail outlined at West Coast Partnership Stakeholder Conference

The annual WCP Stakeholder Conference was held this week in Birmingham.

Shamit Gaiger speaking at HSRG conference

WCPD Managing Director highlights Crewe as integral part to success of HS2

West Coast Partnership Development’s Managing Director has called for a vision for Crewe station.

Shamit speaking at launch of Better Transport Week

West Coast Partnership Development backs “Better Transport Week” to drive more sustainable travel

Managing Director Shamit Gaiger joined the launch of new UK-wide campaign

Tony Matthews Head of Systems Integration

BLOG - “We need to find innovative ways to really understand what our future customers would see and feel.”

Tony Matthews, WCPD’s Head of Systems Integration, talks about WCPD’s work to utilise the latest innovative techniques to map the customer journey.  

Joost Noordewier speaking on RAIL webinar

WCPD Director highlights unique opportunity presented by UK high-speed rail

Joost Noordewier sees new HS2 railway as a great chance to design new infrastructure and trains that delivers on customers’ needs.