Rail Live is held at
Quinton Rail Technology Centre
Quinton Rail Technology Centre is one of the UK’s approved Test & Trials facilities. It has a long history dating back to its years as a Royal Engineers supply base in the Second World War. Decommissioned by the Ministry of Defence in the late 1990s it then became a privately owned site. In 2005,
The QRTC has a key strategic role to play in the UK rail sector. On its vast site companies such as Motorail, Total Tank Solutions (a successful partnership between Motorail and LCM Environmental), Vivarail, Chrysalis Rail, the ABC Consortium and of course, the Rail Alliance (not to mention the water voles, deer, buzzards, skylarks, owls, badgers and bats amongst other co-tenants!) operate and contribute a huge amount to the sector. It also boasts a wealth of strategic partners including top Universities such as Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick, each playing their part during this last decade.
The site at Long Marston is the largest and most extensive rail storage facility in the UK and its customers read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of rolling stock ownership. It consists of some 20km (12 miles) of storage sidings and is connected to the national rail network at Honeybourne on the Worcester to London line – served by all the Freight Operating Companies (FOCs), taking advantage of 24/7 access. There is storage capacity for approximately 1000 items of rolling stock, and it also has 4ha (around ten acres) of open hard-standing based storage and approximately 2000m2 of covered workshops along with associated handling equipment and cranage. QRTC is constantly looking to invest in new facilities and equipment to meet its many customers’ needs.
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