Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre
Please turn off sat nav once you see the Rail Live Yellow Road Signage, as you approach the venue.
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.
ARRIVING BY CAR
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
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
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).
NEW PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE FOR 2022!!
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.
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*
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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Rail Live is a fantastic forum for us with a huge number of exciting opportunities generated each year!
It's great to see Rail Live clearly going from strength to strength and it's already obvious to me that it's taken a step forward in the last year which is tribute to Nigel and all the team who have worked hard to make Rail Live 2019 a success, so well done to all of you.
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.
This event offers something different, it gave us was the opportunity to be in a railway environment with real plant and real organisations. - Pino De Rosa, Managing Director, Bridgeway Consulting