Infrarail 2018

Infrarail - more than an exhibition

First staged in 1994, Infrarail is firmly established as Britain’s leading showcase for every aspect of railway infrastructure technology and expertise, with a strong reputation for attracting visiting managers, engineers and buyers at the highest level.

Railway infrastructure in the UK is a busy, exciting and challenging market. As well as once-in-a-generation projects like the HS2 high-speed line, numerous large-scale investments are being targeted at enhancing the performance of the existing system and modernising its assets in preparation for future demand.

Electrification, the Digital Railway and expansion of the London Underground system are among headline projects in a programme that is leading to levels of spending unprecedented in recent years.

Add to this longer term schemes like the capital’s Crossrail 2 and aims to boost connectivity between cities in northern England, and there are clearly great business opportunities for suppliers for many years ahead.

Highly effective in enabling the supply sector to demonstrate its response to these opportunities, Infrarail offers very much more. A strong supporting programme of keynote speeches, technical seminars, project updates and discussion forums make this an all-embracing event for everyone involved in planning, implementing and operating the railway’s fixed assets.

The CITE Hub – Interconnected Thinking

Companies specialising in products and services for the civil infrastructure technology sector extending beyond and interconnected with rail are offered a fantastic opportunity to exhibit in a dedicated area within Infrarail – the CITE Hub. Showcasing the CITE Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibits within the Infrarail show reflects the connected technology and planning necessary for fully integrated transport infrastructure to meet future needs.

The CITE Hub is aimed specifically at companies supplying construction products and services, contracting skills, geotechnical expertise, tunnelling, and road infrastructure requirements plus the equipment, materials and products needed to complete large projects.

For further details about the CITE Hub or to book your stand, please contact Natalie Parker on email: natalie.parker@mackbrooks.co.uk or phone: +44 (0)1727 814400

Infrarail 2016 Review

Railtex 2015 Review

With unprecedented levels of rail investment and the rise of national infrastructure up the political agenda, there was an upbeat mood at the Infrarail 2016 exhibition of railway infrastructure products and services which took place at ExCeL London in the capital’s Docklands from 12 to 14 April. The total number of attendees at the event was 6,596: visitors came from 51 countries, underlining strong international interest in Infrarail and the markets the industry serves.

Many exhibitors reported that the show exceeded their expectations, with significant numbers of successful business transactions and connections made.

We have done a few exhibitions in our time but I found your team/company the most professional to work with and really felt supported in attending what was our first expo in the rail/construction sector.
Phil Storr, Director – MRL Eye

Infrarail 2016 Review

The Official Infrarail Review

Read the Official Infrarail 2016 Review for a unique insight into what took place at the show.

Read the Official Infrarail Review »

Supporting Organisations

Network Rail

Network Rail

Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain's rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations. They are improving the rail network - providing faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys between Britain's towns and cities. This is bringing people and businesses closer together, making Britain more competitive and a better place to do business.

For more information visit www.networkrail.co.uk


Railway Industry Association

Railway Industry Association

The Railway Industry Association is the trade association for UK-based suppliers to the railway industry, providing a range of services to its members who include manufacturers, maintainers, contractors, consultants, leasing companies and providers of specialist services. RIA is the focal point of engagement between suppliers, clients, government and industry stakeholders and is an active part of the Rail Supply Group. Key activities include representation, information services, networking, innovation, exports support and supply chain improvements. RIA also provides assistance to overseas railways seeking UK suppliers.

For more information visit www.riagb.org.uk


Rail Alliance

Rail Alliance

The Rail Alliance is the largest business to business rail networking organisation in the UK. The Rail Alliance provides tailored assistance to members and signpost potential opportunities for their business through their 20+ networking meetings per year. The Rail Alliance attends all major European exhibitions and seminars connected to the rail industry.

For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk


British Steel

British Steel

Sponsored by British Steel, our Track display area allows exhibitors to showcase their track products in-situ. An Exhibitor List for the Track will be added nearer the time. There is limited availability for this feature, so we advise all interested exhibitors to book early in order to avoid disappointment.


The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the fastest growing professional engineering institution in the UK. Their 100,000 members work at the heart of the country's most important and dynamic industries.

For further details visit www.imeche.org


Permanent Way Institution

Permanent Way Institution

The Permanent Way Institution is a not for profit organisation for all engineers involved with track and infrastructure. With a wealth of knowledge within their membership, their focus is to encourage the sharing of best practice between infrastructure staff at all levels and stages of their career. This initiative is being actively supported by key players in the rail industry.

For further details visit www.thepwi.org


Rail Plant Association

Rail Plant Association (RPA)

The Rail Plant Association (RPA) is the professional association for road/rail plant owners, operators and users. Set up by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA), it provides members with a set of Model Trading Conditions, information, support structure and lobbying voice to their companies.

For further details visit www.cpa.uk.net/p/Join-RPA/


High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

HS2 Logo

HS2 will be a high-speed railway connecting London to Birmingham from 2026, Crewe by 2027 and then, along a Y-shaped route, to Manchester and Leeds from 2033. It will provide fast, frequent and reliable services for over 100 cities and towns, including eight of the UK’s largest urban areas. As soon as the project breaks ground, almost a decade before the first passengers board the new trains, HS2 will be a catalyst for growth across Britain, opening up local and regional markets, attracting investment and improving skills and job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people across the whole country.

For further details visit www.gov.uk/hs2


Midlands Engine Rail / Warwickshire County Council

Midlands Engine Rail Logo

The Midlands Engine area, covering a population of 11.3 million, £222bn GVA, 25 universities and 500,000 students, is a major centre of advanced engineering, home to Rolls Royce Aero, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB and Toyota, and a leading location in Europe for rolling stock and infrastructure R&D, development and manufacturing.

The £50bn HS2 project links London and the Midlands Engine area, and is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects. It is a major opportunity for the Midlands area. With Bombardier and a strong supply chain, the area is an important supplier of conventional rail, and an emerging centre for the development and deployment of light and very light rail systems. Come and speak to us to find out more.

For further details visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/invest


The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

One of the most highly recognised knowledge sharing networks in the world, The Institution of Engineering and Technology is for engineers and technologists working or studying in an increasingly multidisciplinary, digital and global environment.

For further details visit www.theiet.org


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. Members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flows and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. The work of our members impacts directly on people, society and the environment, on business profitability and economic growth.

First established as The Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT) in 1919, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is a registered charity and part of the CILT international family with over 33,000 members in countries across the world.

Our vision is for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to enable innovation, excellence and value creation for both individuals and corporate bodies by being the leading membership organisation and education provider within our community of professionals.

For more information please visit www.ciltuk.org.uk


Rail Forum East Midlands

Rail Forum East Midlands

Rail Forum East Midlands, formerly known as the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF), represents over 150 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy.

For further details visit www.midlandsrail.co.uk/


Rail Supply Group (RSG)

Rail Supply Group

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) brings together industry and government to lead the renewal of the domestic supply chain so that it can best meet the demands of tomorrow's railway, whether at home or abroad. Details of our vision, and the work streams that we have established to bring this about, can be found on the Rail Supply Group website.

For further details visit www.railsupplygroup.org

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