Rail Live 2021
June 16th - 17th 2021
ā€ˇQuinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire

Visitor Information



Venue Address

Quinton Rail Technology 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 16th June 2021
09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 17th June 2021
09:30 - 16:00

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

Covid-19 Safety Information 

Please have a look at our Covid-19 safety page here for all of the measures in place to ensure visitors can attend with confidence. 



There 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 8PL 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.


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).
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. Timings to be confirmed in 2021.


Travelling with GWR Passenger Train

 Details will be announced in 2021 and links to the website will appear here.
*Timings will be updated here closer to the event*

Suitable attire

For health and safety reasons, upper body high-vis jackets are compulsory and we recommend sturdy footwear. 


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 

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), 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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2021 Sponsors

  • SPL Powerlines