Dods at the Labour Party Conference 2017

Brighton Centre and Hilton Brighton Metropole



ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalisation. We provide innovative and reliability technologies for infrastructure and rolling stock projects, as well as maintenance and retrofit services. We aim to keep the world moving by developing new sustainable approaches that help our customers to use energy effectively and efficiently, to create a low-carbon railway industry, while also increasing industrial productivity. Our portfolio covered traction power to railway lines, manage heating and ventilation in tunnels, as well as equipment to manage power inside rail vehicles. ABB works with the UK’s railway network operators to upgrade and enhance traction power supplies to accommodate new and upgraded electric trains. 



With over 50 years of experience, the CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation. Proving members with the influence, insight and access they need to plan ahead with confidence and grow. CBI represents members’ views when working with policymakers to deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and ultimately, drive economic growth and prosperity.



Keolis has been in the UK since 1996 and today it employs over 13,000 people. During this time Keolis has introduced more new trains to its franchises than any other operator.

Through its joint ventures, Keolis currently handles 414 million UK rail passenger journeys every year – equivalent to one in three train journeys made in Great Britain. Its franchises include London Midland, Nottingham's award-winning tram network, NET, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) , Govia Thameslink Railway, Southeastern and the nation’s only high-speed rail network, HS1, in Kent.

Globally, Keolis operates in 16 different countries, handling over three billion passenger journeys a year. Keolis is 70% owned by SNCF – France’s state-owned railway operator – and 30% owned by Canadian pension fund, Caisse de depot et de placement du Québec.


Colas Rail

Colas Rail is part of a wider international group, which operates in 80 countries, across 5 continents and makes a net profit of €1.1 billion annually. We have a solid financial, technical and management foundation, as well as access to very high levels of expertise and specialist resources in rail operations, logistics and technology.

100% rail focused, our aim is to be the partner of choice for all aspects of rail infrastructure solutions. We provide total rail solutions for some of Europe's most high-profile projects, including the delivery of major maintenance frameworks for Network Rail and the development of Morocco's first high-speed train line.  In the UK we work on some of the continent’s most high-profile projects, including our £400 million project to regenerate Waterloo station.

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