Rail Live 2024
18-19 June 2025
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

2020 Event Cancelled



This year’s Rail Live, that was expected to take place at Long Marston (Warwickshire) on September 9-10 has been cancelled, owing to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions.

Plans were under way to move the event onto a virtual platform over the two days, but it has become clear from our discussions with exhibitors that the rail industry would prefer not to go ahead with the event this year and instead to redouble all our efforts for a bigger and better Rail Live 2021, when the event is planned to return to its home at Long Marston.

Network Rail Chairman, Sir Peter Hendy, said: “In the circumstances, it's a wise decision to shelve the proposed Rail Live for this year in favour of putting every effort into creating a real showstopper Rail Live for 2021."

"Network Rail continues to support Rail Live 100% and we're already talking to the RAIL team about how NR can help make the show the very best Rail Live yet.”

This decision means that we are already putting exciting plans together for a triumphant return of the live event on June 16th - 17th 2021

It will be an important opportunity for the entire rail industry to come together in the real railway environment that gives Rail Live its unique quality, bringing you all the things you love about the show:

  • Live plant demonstrations
  • Real rolling stock on display
  • Networking with 5,000+ visitors from across the railway
  • The chance to learn about the latest innovations 
  • … and to hear from expert speakers on key industry topics

We’ll be revealing more about our exciting plans for 2021 over the next few months, and you can register your interest here

We can’t wait to see you all again for Rail Live 2021!

Kind regards, 

The Rail Live team