Rail Live 2022
22nd - 23rd June 2022
‎Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre, Warwickshire

2022 Network Rail Features


Industry infrastructure giant, Network Rail, will play a key role in Rail Live 2022.


Rail Live is the premier hands-on rail event of the year – rolling stock, plant, people, techniques – unmissable. Be there!

 Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chairman, Network Rail



Network Rail Village 

Based in Zone K, this area includes exhibits from across Network Rail, focused on our key priorities of safety, sustainability and efficiency. For the first time, this year’s exhibitors will include Supplier management and procurement teams from across Network Rail, who will be available to talk to current and potential future suppliers. Other exhibitors will include colleagues from our Business and Technical Services team, including Network Rail Training, who are planning to demonstrate their virtual reality training room, Technical Services and the Asset Information Services team who provide our infrastructure monitoring services.


The Safety Task Force team will be present with demonstrations of cutting edge technology which is designed to support safe working and we will also have examples of our latest road fleet vehicles on display.


Live track Engineering Demonstration

Alongside the Network Rail Village, a team led by Wales and Western region will be running a live track engineering demonstration throughout the two days of the show. Two 100 metre sections of track will be lifted, ballast removed and replaced, and the track then replaced and tamped. The new ballast is being provided by our Whitemoor Rail Recycling Centre, providing an excellent example of meeting our commitments to environmental sustainability.



Rail, air and road vehicles

We will be bringing along examples of some of our innovative vehicles end equipment which assist track condition monitoring and maintenance.

Our rail-based vehicles will include a recently acquired class 153 unit which is being used to monitor track condition and provide data to inform maintenance plans. This will be located close to zone ABC  and will be open to visitors, offering a chance to speak with those who operate the train. Our colleagues from Supply Chain Operations have also provided one of our Mobile Maintenance Trains for display. These trains make working on the railway quicker, safer and more efficient as well as less disruptive for passengers and freight. They are effectively a ‘workshop on wheels’ for engineers and track workers as they carry out repairs, renewals and upgrades to Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network.

Our Air Operations team will be present with two helicopters and examples of our drone fleet. The team will be on site to show you the aircraft, explain how they are used and answer your questions. This fleet is used to remotely monitor the infrastructure. Inspecting the railway by air improves performance, reliability and safety with no disruption to activities on site, or to services for passengers. Images taken by our air ops team are available to all Network Rail staff to access from their desks, improving efficiencies and keeping our staff safe.

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