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The George Bradshaw Address

The 2024 George Bradshaw Address: Election special took place on the evening of Tuesday 20 February at One Great George Street, London.

With an election due within the next year, the event took an election special format, offering both main political parties an opportunity to set out their vision for the railway, before taking part in a Q&A facilitated by the chair.

Watch it back: Rail Partners 2024 George Bradshaw Address: Election special


Minister of State for Rail

Huw Merriman MP
Minister of State for Rail and HS2

Minister of State for Rail

Stephen Morgan MP
Shadow Minister of State for Rail

Chaired by

Sky News

Tamara Cohen
Political Correspondent, Sky News

Tamara Cohen is Political Correspondent at Sky News and has covered all aspects of UK politics for 12 years. She has reported on general elections, referendums, and interviewed key figures including Prime Ministers and members of the cabinet.

Based in Westminster, Tamara reports on and analyses the top breaking political stories across daytime programmes and online. She has also reported from international summits and travelled to see UK forces in Afghanistan.

The George Bradshaw Address 2023

Mark Harper MP
 George Bradshaw Address 2023
Secretary of State for Transport
Click the link for more information on last year's address, delivered by the Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper MP.

About the George Bradshaw Address

The George Bradshaw Address has been a mainstay of the rail industry calendar since the inaugural address from the then Network Rail Chair, Rick Haythornwaite in 2011. It brings together senior industry leaders to discuss the future of the industry and the challenges it faces and how, together, the industry can sustain and grow the rail network.

The Address is named after George Bradshaw (1800-1853) who was a cartographer and printer, responsible for ‘Bradshaw’s Railway Guides’, which from their publication in 1839, made the railways accessible to more people and revolutionised train travel. They were the first comprehensive timetables and included details like fares, connections, distances – and even tourist information about towns and cities along the routes.

The George Bradshaw Address has previously been delivered by:

(Where speeches are available you can view them by clicking on the link)

George Bradshaw Address

George Bradshaw (1800-1853)