Rail Live 2022
22nd - 23rd June 2022
‎Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre, Warwickshire

Visitor Information



Venue Address

Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

Station Rd
Long Marston
CV37 8PL

Please turn off sat nav once you see the Rail Live Yellow Road Signage, as you approach the venue.

Location map


Opening Hours

Wednesday 22nd June 2022
09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 23rd June 2022
09:30 - 16:00

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





There is a carpark located opposite the main entrance to Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre. All visitors arriving by car must park here and follow instructions from the event parking team.
Golf buggy shuttles will be running from the gate entrance to the registration marquee, or alternatively you can walk the short distance from the carpark.

Please note: Parking is on a grass/crop field so please be mindful of the recent weather conditions and wear suitable footwear. 

For Sat Nav: Please use postcode CV37 8PL and turn off your sat nav once you see directional show signage.
Please follow yellow signs to carpark noted 'RAIL LIVE'

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

Limited Blue Badge parking will be available where space allows at the main gate entrace.
We ask that you notify us in advance ([email protected]) so we can take approximate numbers in advance


Local stations nearest to Rail Live are: Honeybourne (approx. 3.5 miles away), Stratford upon Avon (approx. 8 miles away) and Warwick Parkway (approx. 17 miles away).


Vintage Trains will be operating a passenger service to Rail Live on both days of the show. 
Timetables are still to be formalised with Network Rail but tickets can be purchased here for the relevant date: 


Further information can be found on our passenger train information page 


A free coach shuttle service will also be operating from Honeybourne Station and Warwick Parkway station to the show. 
Times to be confirmed. 






Suitable attire

For health and safety reasons, upper body high-vis vests are compulsory and we recommend sturdy footwear. 
If you do not have safety footwear on you will not be allowed to access any open train track sidings. 


We have arranged preferential rates for some local hotels with our accommodation agent, Trinity Event Solutions.
Please click the link below to view the available hotels and all contact information can be found on there too.

*Please note : This link will work best in Google Chrome. We recommend you use this browser to view*


About the venue 

Long Marston Rail Innovation 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.

Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre 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), 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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