Last year saw Network Rail, in collaboration with Rail Alliance and Rail Media, host the first National Track Plant Exhibition. It was a great success with over 220 companies from across the supply chain exhibiting their products and services to over 3,700 attendees.
In addition, the show raised nearly £30,000 for the charities Railway Children and Action for Children.
Following on from the success of that first show, and incorporating feedback from exhibitors and attendees, the 2014 event will now include the whole rail offering by demonstrating innovation within Track, Electrification, Asset Management Services, Signalling and Telecoms. In doing so, the show has been re-branded ‘Rail Live 2014’ and is now the largest outdoor rail event in the UK.
Network Rail, Rail Alliance, Rail Media and Macrail are delighted to announce that ‘Rail Live 2014’ will take place on 18 and 19 June 2014 at Long Marston near Stratford-upon-Avon. The event will start each day at 0930 and finish at 1700 and will be free to attend and exhibit, although registration must be made in advance through the website www.raillive2014.com.
Rail Live 2014 offers:
- A rail and road-connected exhibition area demonstrating all aspects of rail infrastructure;
- Live demonstrations of innovative working methods;
- Practical demonstrations of equipment;
- Opportunity to meet customers and suppliers faceto face;
- An educational experience to all visitors.
The site will operate as a live railway environment.
All exhibitors and visitors must attend wearing full PPE (personal protective equipment). Admittance to Rail Live 2014 will not be allowed without boots, safety glasses, high-visibility trousers and jackets/vests and hard hats… so don’t forget them and your ticket!
Registration to exhibit and visit the show has been live for the last month and already over 100 companies have signed up to exhibit. Live demonstrations are being planned around electrification, signalling and track.
Pete Waterman, the most successful British producer- songwriter in pop history, not to mention a man with a lifelong passion for the railways, will be opening the show on the first day, Wednesday 18 of June. Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport will also be visiting the show on the following day.
Further information and registration details can we found on the Rail Live 2014 website: