Over 30 of Britain’s leading transport companies and organisations are meeting the British Government at Transport for London HQ on Thursday to discuss a Brexit plan for transport. The afternoon workshop, organised by UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE), is bringing together senior representatives from the aviation, road, maritime and rail sectors, to hear the latest updates on Brexit and explore the challenges and opportunities.
Speakers include representatives from DExEU, DfT, UKREP and industry, lawyers and EU experts.
UKTiE co-ordinator, former MEP Mark Watts, says
“This is probably going to be the largest gathering of its kind before Article 50 is triggered. We’re working with DfT and DExEU to develop and intermodal and co-ordinated approach to transport and Brexit. We aim to develop some cross-cutting priorities and discuss how we can advocate them together to help deliver the best possible Brexit for UK transport interests.”
“Even ahead of the formal negotiations commencing the EU Institutions and the 27 Member states are already discussing their own red lines so it’s vital we are also prepared, co-ordinated and pro-active in setting out what we expect from our Government and our EU partners.”
“Like other industries we too must speak with one voice in London, but also Brussels and national capitals, to ensure an industry, vital to Britain and Europe’s future mobility, competitiveness and prosperity, can continue to thrive after Brexit.”
The participants include representatives from: Abellio, Associated British Ports, AOA, BATA, BDI, Civil Aviation Authority, CILT Freight and Logistics Policy Group, Confederation of passenger Transport, DP World, EasyJet, Eurostar, First Group, Freightliner, Hitachi Rail, Hutchison, Hydrogen Hub, IACS, International Airlines Group, Liverpool City Region, MIB Group, National Express, NATS, Network Rail, ORR, Port of London, RAC Foundation, Rail Delivery Group, Rail Freight Group, Transport for London, UK Chamber of Shipping, UKMPG, Virgin Atlantic