London, 4-6 Nov 2019

3 day Masterclass



Master the economic, regulatory, investment and operating aspects of rail.

This 3 day course in Rail is designed to bridge knowledge gaps and provide you with true business advantage. It is most useful to new entrants, senior managers needing a big picture refresher and professional advisors and suppliers. We make it all easy – leading you through the economic, regulatory, investment and operating aspects of rail.

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learn in depth

Learn how the rail industry operates in different continents and economic environments

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address key challenges

Fully understand the risks and opportunities in this rapidly expanding sector

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expand your knowledge

Master technical terms and technology for more effective communication with colleagues and clients


Whether you’re moving up in rail – or are new to it as a manager, investor or advisor - this course will help you explore how the sector works and its future direction in just three days.



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In just 3 days you will:

  • Learn about the suppliers and operating companies involved, as well as laws and regulations and the successes and future of privatisation
  • Understand the different types of systems, equipment and terminology used in the rail industry.
  • Review the economic and financial drivers, from industry KPIs and cash flow to balance sheets and accounting concepts
  • Learn about feasibility studies, costs benefit analysis, project appraisals, risks and screening appraisals
  • Understand the dependence on single source contractors, risk identification, and the ‘one at a time’ approach

Meet your instructor

Ralph Tiffin teaching Rail for Terrapinn Training

Ralph Tiffin has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, qualified as FCA with Coppers & Lybrand.
He is principal of his own chartered accountancy firm and registered auditors. The practice has a wide range of clients and Ralph deals mainly with the audit clients. He also acts as interim CFO of the rail division of an international consultancy, advising many companies in the UK and overseas on subjects ranging from applying IFRS, project appraisal, through to ethics and fraud prevention.

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Railway Operators
  • Railway Suppliers
  • Infrastructure Investment Companies
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Private Equity & Hedge Funds
  • Rail Authorities & Government
  • Law Firms
  • Consultants

Who will attend:

  • C-Level Executives: CEO, CFO, COO
  • Railway Managers
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Marketing & Public Relations

Course Agenda

  • Speed Networking
  • Big Picture
  • Rail sector economics
  • Case study: state-owned or private sector - the place of rail regulators
  • Technical - types of systems, equipment and terminology
  • Case study: some new and not-so new technologies: could they make a comeback?
  • Current industry challenges
  • High speed
  • The way ahead - future technologies
  • Key players
  • Case study: Comparative study of different types of regulatory framework
  • Understand the financial and commercial drivers of the rail sector
  • Case study: How do railway companies perform?
  • Operating railways: day-to-day challenges
  • Case study: Identify and quantify the benefits of outsourcing maintenance
  • Project appraisal - refresh the key principles
  • Feasibility and cost / benefit studies
  • Rail authority investment goals
  • Case study
  • Handling and managing risk in rail
  • Case study
  • Financing rail projects
  • Case study
  • Conclusion: Future global directions
  • Wrap Up

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

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  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


We can come to you too! If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course? Our experts come to you and the course is tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or (Asia Pacific)
for more details


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