With more to be revealed soon, here are just a few of the features confirmed so far that you can look forward to in June!
“We’re incredibly pleased to be returning to Rail Live this June after a year away. It’s a great opportunity for the entire rail industry to come together to reflect on one of the most challenging years we’ve had and it’s a platform to discuss how we can reset and rebuild together.”
Andrew Haines, Chief Executive of Network Rail
Network Rail’s New Measurement Train (NMT) monitors and records track condition information at speeds up to 125mph. It helps locate and identify faults before they become a safety issue or affect performance.
Affectionately known as the Flying Banana due to its distinctive yellow livery, the NMT is a unique, high-tech machine that Network Rail have been using for almost 15 years.
Equipped with the newest equipment, high-tech measurement systems, track scanners, and a high-resolution camera, this converted Intercity High Speed Train (HST) helps measure the condition of tracks.
Stoneblowers restore the line and level of the track by correcting its vertical (height) and lateral (left or right) profile. To do this, first they measure the track to work out where it needs to be lifted to bring it level, and how much it needs to be moved side to side to ensure correct alignment.
They help to prevent the risk of trains derailing, and ensure smooth, comfortable journeys for passengers and freight trains. These machines generally work at night when no passenger trains are running.
Elsewhere on site at Rail Live, visitors can meet Network Rail’s Air Operations team for a ground-based demonstration of the high-tech cameras and equipment they use to deliver aerial surveys for their customers.
This will include the helicopter-mounted cameras as well as visuals of the data pre- and post-processing for a better understanding of the ways it can be used to improve railway management and maintenance.
The team will also be looking to bring a Drone for live demonstrations.
Rail Live is a fantastic forum for us with a huge number of exciting opportunities generated each year!
It's great to see Rail Live clearly going from strength to strength and it's already obvious to me that it's taken a step forward in the last year which is tribute to Nigel and all the team who have worked hard to make Rail Live 2019 a success, so well done to all of you.
Rail Live is the premier hands-on rail event of the year – rolling stock, plant, people, techniques – unmissable. Be there!
Rail Live is a truly notable event for all people with a professional rail interest, not only those involved with rail plant and track working. Having RAIL take over the organisation and promotion of the show has made it possible for Rail Live to become a ‘Farnborough for the Railway’, and an event that is now well and truly in the international rail calendar.
This event offers something different, it gave us was the opportunity to be in a railway environment with real plant and real organisations.
We were extremely happy with the strength of visitors at the Rail Live event. We identified this event as the perfect platform to showcase our rail products to the right people who will use the products on the railway networks.
Loved the plot. Loved the space & track. Loved the car parking arrangements on set up & throughout - All easy & very well organised. Loved the enthusiasm of all the organisers. Thank you for the opportunity to meet the VIPs Chris Grayling & Andrew Haines! Our whole team loved the positive vibe of the show.
We are looking forward to next year. This show will just keep getting better & better. I wonder what we will replace the Hook-A-Duck with?.....
Great planning and great team work from you guys for the Rail Live show!
Myself and a colleague attended Rail Live on Wednesday, we spent most of the day there chatting to exhibitors and other contacts we met up with. Congratulations to all involved in making the exhibition a success.
We’re incredibly pleased to be returning to Rail Live this June after a year away. It’s a great opportunity for the entire rail industry to come together to reflect on one of the most challenging years we’ve had and it’s a platform to discuss how we can reset and rebuild together.