Date of release: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ian BrownCrossrail, currently Europe’s largest construction project, is the subject of the next Big Picture seminar at the University of Greenwich.

Ian Brown, former managing director of London Rail at Transport for London (TfL), will present Crossrail: Moving London Forward, on Wednesday 29 October at the university’s Greenwich Campus.

He will provide a comprehensive overview of the Crossrail project as well as explaining the steps which turn an engineering project into an operational railway.

Ian retired from TfL in November 2010, where he was responsible for the Docklands Light Railway, Croydon Tramlink, London Overground and other major rail projects, including Crossrail. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2011 for services to the rail industry.

As well as being a transport expert, Ian is a director of Greenwich Theatre and Deptford’s Montage Theatre. He was until recently on the university’s Business School Advisory Board.

Run by the university’s Business School, the Big Picture seminar series gives expert speakers a chance to share their knowledge with students, staff and the general public. It is free to attend and subjects include entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the economy and the media.

Seminars run between 5pm and 7pm at the Greenwich Campus and registration in advance is essential. For details:

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