19–20 June 2019
Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire


Rail Live is held at

Quinton Rail Technology Centre
Station Rd
Long Marston
Please use CV37 8LL for Sat Nav

Location map

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.




We are running a dedicated special train from London Paddington, directly into a special platform at the show, at Long Marston. The fare is just £40 return, with a contribution to charity included.

Times for Wednesday June 20 and Thursday June 21 are:

Paddington departure: 0714
Reading departure:       0815
QRTC platform arrive:  1019

QRTC platform depart:   1445
Reading:                            0700
Paddington arrive:           1800

Book your ticket here


There will be a park and ride scheme in operation during the show days. All visitors must park at Long Marston Airfield and take a bus to the show ground .Buses will be leaving the airfield every 20 minutes from 9.20.   The last bus leaves the airfield to go to the show at 14.30.  Return buses from the show back to the airfield will start at 12:00 and the last return bus leaves the airfield 16:45 on Wednesday  and 16:15 on Thursday

For Sat Nav: Long Marston Airfield, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8LL.   Please note that no visitor vehicles or taxis are permitted into the show ground under any circumstances.

Local stations nearest to Rail Live are: Warwick Parkway (approx. 17 miles away), Stratford upon Avon (approx. 8 miles away) and Honeybourne (approx. 3.5 miles away).

There is a shuttle bus service between Warwick Parkway and the venue.

From Warwick Parkway to Rail Live

Rail Live to Warwick Parkway

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