Rail Live 2024
19-20 June 2024
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

More sustainable products at Rail Live


Featuring more than 200 exhibitors, Rail Live 2022 will showcase some of the best carbon-saving products and innovations from the supply chain, with just a small taster below.


Located on stand B21, Robel’s UK agent Plasser UK is planning to make its presence at Rail Live 2022 as fossil fuel-free as possible. The company will be demonstrating how Robel’s battery technology has been combined with reliable mechanics to form alternative drives that give clean, quiet and sustainable power for trackwork activities. With a pledge to be economic, ecological and ergonomic, Robel’s battery-powered zero-emission range of machinery includes universal power wrenches, welding joint grinding machines, electric rail cutters, sleeper drilling machines, vertical tampers, and rail band saws. 


Schneider Electric

Located on stand F17, SE will be bringing along its new Compact Principal Supply Point that provides secure power to signalling systems. Following successful trials with Network Rail in Derbyshire and at four locations in Scotland, the Compact PSP has proved that it can provide up to 80% in cost savings over its lifecycle compared with conventional PSPs. 

As it is much smaller, lighter, and easier to transport and install, it also can be delivered while achieving an 86% carbon footprint saving compared with the larger version. Its small size gives engineers and NR greater freedom in system architecture by facilitating the use of more Compact PSPs, which allows greater use of short feeder runs. 

This enables supply points to be placed closer to the equipment, so the electrical supply has less distance to travel - reducing losses and cable sizes. This is what makes it a more cost effective solution. The size of the Compact PSP also makes it ideal for placement in trackside areas where space is limited, or for islands of signalling assets where a traditional PSP would not be suitable.