Rail Live 2024
18-19 June 2025
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

Visitor Information 2024


Venue Address

Porterbrook's 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.

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          Opening Hours

                      Wednesday 19th June 2024
                    09:00 - 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.





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 

Porterbrook's 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.

Porterbrook's 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 Porterbrook's 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.