2 day Masterclass

Rail Project Appraisal



A two-day intensive course looking in depth at railway investment, ranging from whether to build a new system through to refurbishment decisions.

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expand your knowledge

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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develop new skills

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

master railway investment at speed

This specialised course in Rail Project Appraisal covers a wide range of topics across two days - economics of rail, investment decisions that must be made, financial models, appraisal risk management and commercial modelling.

You willl use practical XLS modelling to understand the key economic and financial issues. This is not an XLS modelling course, only a basic ability to use Excel is required.

In just 2 days you will:

  • Get to grips with the economics of rail
  • Understand the investment choices and decisions that have to be made
  • The principles of economic and financial models and measures for appraisal risk assessment
  • Using models to identify and mitigate risk
  • Understand commercial Issues & Outline modelling for new builds, life cycle costing, lease vs. buy, lessor models, repair or replacements
  • Develop your appraisal process – compiling guidelines to ensure consistent appraisals for commercial viability

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Rail Owners
  • Rail Operators
  • Construction Companies
  • Funders of Rail Projects
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Law Firms
  • Suppliers

Who will attend:

  • C-Level Executives
  • Rail Managers
  • Transportation Managers
  • Accountants
  • Finance Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Investor Relations

Course Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Speed Networking
  • Economic overview
  • Politics of rail
  • Where rail travel may be heading is often ignored
  • Development of concession and franchise structures
  • The principles of economic and financial models and measures
  • Outline modelling for many situations
  • Risk assessment
  • Developing appraisal processes
  • Using appraisals as a project management tool - Appraisal audit
  • Wrap Up

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

  • “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 emma-jane.dinan@terrapinn.com (Asia Pacific)
for more details


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