Rail Live 2018
20–21 June 2018
Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire

Off-track Features

ReRail Live is proud to showcase all aspects of the industry that are of vital importance to the safe and efficient running of the UK network.

These often unsung heroes will demonstrate their unique capabilities at Rail Live and will be on hand to discuss the role they have on the railway and how it ultimately benefits your business.

British Transport Police

8.6 million people use the rail network every day and BTP's mission is to help get people home safe, secure and on time.They police Britain’s railways, providing a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers across the country.

We expect these demonstrations to include the presence of explosive detection dogs, anti-terrorism demonstrations and incident response units.

See all BTP's activity

Network Rail Air Operations

Network Rail’s small but vital Air Operations team will be displaying its survey helicopter at Rail Live. Using high-tech thermal and visual imaging equipment, the helicopter and its team survey the railway, identifying the smallest of faults and covering vast areas quickly. It reduces the need for boots-on-ballast inspection of railway equipment and provides safe and efficient monitoring of asset condition, landslips, vegetation and almost anything else you can think of!  They will also showcasing their complete range of services, including drone operations.

Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)

RAIB will demonstrate its drone technology, used to survey accident sites on the rail network. It will also have on display one of its incident response vehicles, fitted out with everything inspectors require to respond to emergency situations on the rail network.

The UK’s first fuel cell train on display - IMechE


Rail Live visitors will have the opportunity to see the UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell locomotive, built by the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) who won the IMechE’s first Railway Challenge in July 2012 to design and manufacture a 101/4in gauge locomotive compliant with detailed specifications.
BCRRE is working more widely with the industry in the UK and overseas to accelerate the introduction of the technology, and has completed several collaborative research projects advancing the understanding of how the railway can use hydrogen fuel cells. 

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