Wednesday 19th June 2024
09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 20th June 2024
09:30 - 16:00
Exhibitor Note: For further information on build up timings, please refer to the Exhibitor Portal or contact the organisers.
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.
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Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre is one of the UK’s approved Test & Trials facilities, taken over in June, 2021 by Porterbrook Mid Leasing Company. 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 (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. LMRIC is constantly looking to invest in new facilities and equipment to meet its many customers’ needs.
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.
Great planning and great team work from you guys for the Rail Live show!
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.
Rail Live is an unmissable event for SMEs like us to connect with passionate industry leaders and suppliers. The event has become a staple in our calendar, and is a fantastic opportunity to incept exciting project collaborations and partnerships. We're highly anticipating this year's event, and look forward to taking in the diverse breadth of rail expertise on offer!
Rail Live is a key event for Thomas Graham as an industrial supplier, it is a great opportunity to exhibit our range of products to the rail industry, speak to key contacts, that under normal conditions wouldn’t be accessible and we have been able to exhibit our specialised calibrated lockers, which have been a great success with some sizeable orders.
2022 was our first time exhibiting at Rail Live and we were absolutely thrilled with the response and engagement experienced over the 2-day event. We had productive conversations and consultations with attendees, who were both existing and potential clients. The event is well organised, in a great location and thoughtfully laid out and is now a valuable addition to our annual events calendar.