The Yard, an exhibition display area dedicated to plant and machinery used for rail construction and maintenance, will be a major new feature at Infrarail 2012.
The Yard will be staged in close collaboration with the Rail Plant Association and with the endorsement of Network Rail – providing plant manufacturers and hire companies with a unique opportunity to present their latest vehicles and equipment.
Adjoining the main Infrarail exhibition, the Yard will be a further key attraction for visitors to the show, which takes place at the UK’s National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 1 to 3 May 2012.
Says Exhibition Manager, Michael Wilton, ‘The Yard has already been welcomed by senior figures from both sides of the industry, recognising that it is a very important addition to Infrarail.
‘We are especially pleased to be working with the Rail Plant Association and we believe that this new feature will be a highly successful part of the show both for exhibitors and for engineers and managers visiting the show.’
Popular with rail staff and suppliers alike the exhibition covers a huge part of the rail equipment and services market. Infrarail forms an unrivalled showcase for innovation in track, signalling, communications, electrification, civil works, station fittings, communications and more.
An extensive programme of free drop-in seminars organised by the rail engineer, means railway staff, contractors, buyers and suppliers can meet and discuss the industry face to face.
The last show in 2010 saw a 5% increase in visitor numbers to more than 4,500 and rise of 17% in the number of exhibitors to 239.
As well as enjoying the support of Network Rail and the Rail Plant Association, next year’s exhibition is also endorsed by the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Alliance, the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers and the Permanent Way Institution.