Network Rail's Supply Chain Operations village at Rail Live 2019
This year sees the introduction of a new Network Rail village at Rail Live, featuring live and static machine demonstrations, a welfare van and lorry from its road fleet, before and after examples of Switches and Crossings (S&C) refurbished at its Whitemoor facility and much more.
The new village in Zones K and J will include the largest vehicles from Network Rail’s extensive fleet: one of its High Output ballast cleaning systems and its Kirow crane.
Measuring up to half-a-mile long, High Output ballast cleaners travel the length and breadth of the country to clean and replace worn ballast, helping to keep the track stable, safe and prolong the asset’s life, ensuring a more sustainable railway. At Rail Live, visitors will be able to see one up close in a first-ever static demo. Ballast Cleaning System 3 will be set up as it is during its ballast cleaning delivery, giving the audience an appreciation and visual of what the ballast cleaning process involves, from cutting and cleaning the ballast to the removal of waste, delivery of new ballast and the follow-up work of the tamper to reinstate the track to line speed.
Plus: Meet Network Rail's Air Operations team
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 have some of their drones on display and will be available for more information.
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.
<p>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.</p>
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.
I would encourage you to get around and talk to as many people as you can, because in my visit I genuinely have spoken to people I would never have seen before. That’s one of the joys of this dynamic, and it’s why I’m a real passionate supporter of Rail Live.