Quinton Rail Technology Centre
Please turn off sat nav once you see the Rail Live Yellow Road Signage, as you approach the venue.
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.
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.
ARRIVING BY CAR
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 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).
There is a coach service running fromHoneybourne Station and Warwick Parkway.
Honeybourne to QRTC
09:30 / 10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00
QRTC to Honeybourne
14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00
Warwick Parkway timings (Face coverings will be required on transport)
Warwick Parkway to QRTC
09:30 / 10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00
QRTC to Warwick Parkway
14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00
Please note: traffic conditions around Stratford-upon-Avon are out of the coach drivers control and they will work to this timetable as best as physically possible.
Thanks to a superb collaborative effort between QRTC, Vivarail, Network Rail and Transport for Wales, I am delighted to announce that we are able to offer a rail connection into RAIL LIVE 2021 this week (Wed/Thurs June 16/17) from Honeybourne.
Train builder Vivarail and operator Transport for Wales (TfW) have offered us three-car Class 230 battery-diesel hybrid No. 230.010, an identical train to four three-car sets already based at Chester, currently undergoing driver training between Wrexham and Bidston, for TfW.
These are significant trains in that they were the first hybrid battery trains to be approved by ORR (last summer) to carry pax on NR metals.
Our provisional shuttle timetable sees the first departure from a temporary platform at Honeybourne at 0845, then hourly at 0945, 1045, 1145, 1245, and then 1440 and 1530.
Departures back to Honeybourne, from the private QRTC platform serving RAIL LIVE 2021, are planned at 0910, 1010, 1110, 1210, 1400, 1500 and 1600.
Our thanks to QRTC, Vivarail, Network Rail and Transport for Wales for stepping in and stepping up, after our original plan to run four daily GWR shuttles into Rail Live 2021 from Worcester, had to be quite properly suspended, following pressure on its train fleet caused by the widely-reported cracking problem in the Hitachi IET trains.
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.
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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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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.
This event offers something different, it gave us was the opportunity to be in a railway environment with real plant and real organisations.
We were extremely happy with the strength of visitors at the Rail Live event. We identified this event as the perfect platform to showcase our rail products to the right people who will use the products on the railway networks.
Loved the plot. Loved the space & track. Loved the car parking arrangements on set up & throughout - All easy & very well organised. Loved the enthusiasm of all the organisers. Thank you for the opportunity to meet the VIPs Chris Grayling & Andrew Haines! Our whole team loved the positive vibe of the show.
We are looking forward to next year. This show will just keep getting better & better. I wonder what we will replace the Hook-A-Duck with?.....
Great planning and great team work from you guys for the Rail Live show!
Myself and a colleague attended Rail Live on Wednesday, we spent most of the day there chatting to exhibitors and other contacts we met up with. Congratulations to all involved in making the exhibition a success.
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.