With just a few weeks to go until Rail Live 2014 over 220 exhibitors registered and over 1600 visitors have booked up to attend. The specialist outdoor event will be co-hosted by Network Rail, the Rail Alliance, Macrail and Rail Media – publishers of the rail engineer and RailStaff. Rail Live 2014 is being staged at Long Marston, Stratford- upon-Avon on18thand19thJune.
The start of Control Period 5 (CP5), will see the entire rail industry embarking on one of the longest sustained periods of investment the railway has seen since Victorian times.
Following the success of the event last year, a number of prominent industry individuals have agreed to speak at Rail Live 2014, these include:
- Pete Waterman OBE
- Patrick McLoughlin – Secretary of State for Transport
- Dave Clarke – Director, Future Railway Enabling Innovation Team
- Steve Naybour – Business Performance and Improvement, Transport for London
- Beth West – Commercial Director, High Speed Two
- Nick Elliott – Managing Director National Supply Chain, Network Rail
- Steve Featherstone – Director Track, Network Rail
- Mark Southwell – Director Signalling, Network Rail
- Roger Dickinson – Regional Director, Southern, Network Rail
- Robbie Burns – Regional Director, Western and Wales, Network Rail
- Simon Scott – Engineering Director, Network Rail.
Building on the biggest delivery volumes in CP5, significant demonstrations in electrification, track and signalling are planned over the two days.
The electrification demonstration offers a unique opportunity to witness electrification works up close. It will cover the full range of OLE works, with the installation of OLE Structures, Piling, Wiring, Cantilevers and Section Insulators. The Cantilevers and Section Insulators will be installed on the afternoon of both days, using four teams of young Linesmen, competing to install the equipment safely and to the highest standard. The installation is being demonstrated by the ABCK partnership and the OCR (Network Rail in house organisation that does overhead wiring).
The Signalling Innovation Group (SIG) will be showcasing suppliers’ innovative equipment within the “Innovation Play Pen” area. Visitors will have the opportunity to “play” with the equipment on display and ask questions.
An interactive board will be available for visiting companies to post innovation opportunities and ideas, identify synergies, make connections etc. as well as our Signalling Design Group and Testing & Commissioning Group who will be displaying their services as part of the SIG marquee.
Other live demonstrations include the stressing of track using mobile flash butt welders and CD500.
On track machine highlights include track laying machines, Kirow 1200 and 250 rail cranes, single line gantries, OLE wiring train, plain line pattern recognition vehicle, stone blower, new rail delivery and recovery train, 09 4×4/ 4S dynamic tamper / DTS, RM 95 medium output ballast cleaner to name but a few and numerous engineering support wagons.
The site will operate as a live railway environment. All exhibitors and visitors must attend wearing full PPE (personal protection equipment). Admittance to Rail Live 2014 will not be allowed without boots, safety glasses, gloves, high-visibility trousers and jackets/vests, hard hats and tickets… so don’t forget them!
Further information about the event and visitor registration details can be viewed on Rail Live 2014 website: www. raillive2014.com
Network Rail, Rail Alliance, Rail Media and Macrail hope you can join us and be part of Rail Live 2014.