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17 & 18 June 2020
Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire

Venue

Quinton Rail Technology Centre
Station Rd
Long Marston
Stratford-upon-Avon

Location map

 

Opening Hours

This event has now finished

Exhibitor Note: For further information on build up timings, please refer to the Exhibitor Portal or contact the organisers.

 

Travel

ARRIVING BY CAR

New for 2019: ‚ÄčThere is a carpark located opposite the main entrance to QRTC. All visitors arriving by car must park here and follow instructions from the event parking team. Golf buggy shuttles will be running from the carpark to the registration marquee, or alternatively you can walk the short distance from the carpark.

For Sat Nav: Please use postcode CV37 8RP and turn off your sat nav once you see directional show signage. Please follow signs to carpark.

Anyone arriving by Taxi must get dropped off in the carpark and not at the main gates.

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

Local stations nearest to Rail Live are: Warwick Parkway (approx. 17 miles away), Stratford upon Avon (approx. 8 miles away) and Honeybourne (approx. 3.5 miles away). There is a shuttle bus service between Warwick Parkway and the venue operating throughout the day. Traffic is of course out of the shuttle drivers control so we cannot guarentee that the shuttles will run to these exact timings, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. 

Pickup at Warwick Parkway to QRTC
09.30am
10.00am
10.30am
11.00am

Pickup at QRTC to Warwick Parkway
14:30pm
15.00pm
15:30pm
16.00pm

GWR will operate four passenger services between Paddington and Long Marston. The special trains will call at Reading and Oxford en route to Long Marston, with an additional stop at Didcot Parkway for the first service to event. Please see timetable and pricing here. 

 

Suitable attire

For health and safety reasons, please wear upper body high-vis jackets and sturdy footwear. 

 

About the venue 

Quinton Rail Technology Centre is one of the UK’s approved Test & Trials facilities. It has a long history dating back to its years as a Royal Engineers supply base in the Second World War. Decommis­sioned by the Ministry of Defence in the late 1990s it then became a privately owned site. In 2005,

The QRTC has a key strategic role to play in the UK rail sector. On its vast site companies such as Motorail, Total Tank Solutions (a successful part­nership between Motorail and LCM Environmen­tal), Vivarail, Chrysalis Rail, the ABC Consortium and of course, the Rail Alliance (not to mention the water voles, deer, buzzards, skylarks, owls, badg­ers and bats amongst other co-tenants!) operate and contribute a huge amount to the sector. It also boasts a wealth of strategic partners including top Universities such as Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick, each playing their part during this last decade.

The site at Long Marston is the largest and most extensive rail storage facility in the UK and its customers read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of rolling stock ownership. It consists of some 20km (12 miles) of storage sidings and is connected to the national rail network at Honeybourne on the Worcester to London line – served by all the Freight Operating Companies (FOCs), taking advantage of 24/7 ac­cess. There is storage capacity for approximately 1000 items of rolling stock, and it also has 4ha (around ten acres) of open hard-standing based storage and approximately 2000m2 of covered workshops along with associated handling equip­ment and cranage. QRTC is constantly looking to invest in new facilities and equipment to meet its many customers’ needs.

 

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