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.

Infrarail 2018 Review

The Official Show Review

Hundreds of industry-leading exhibitors, cutting edge railway technology and insights from leading rail minds.

Read the Official Infrarail 2018 Review for a unique insight into what took place at Infrarail 2018.

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The CITE Hub – Interconnected Thinking

Companies specialising in products and services for the civil infrastructure technology sector extending beyond and interconnected with rail 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.

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


Crossrail Ltd

Crossrail Ltd

Crossrail Limited is building the Elizabeth line, running from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through 42km of new tunnels under London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The project is building 10 new stations and upgrading many more, while integrating new and existing infrastructure. The construction of the Elizabeth line has led to many lessons learned, good practice guides and innovations. We have documented these and are disseminating through our Learning Legacy programme aimed at raising the bar in the industry, working collaboratively with institutions and partners to disseminate this information and showcasing UK PLC.

Join us at Stand K14 to find out more.

For further details visit learninglegacy.crossrail.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.

For further details visit www.britishsteel.co.uk/rail


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 117,000 members work at the heart of the country's most important and dynamic industries.

For further details visit www.imeche.org


CEEQUAL

CEEQUAL

CEEQUAL is the evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects. Since launching in 2003, more than 650 projects have registered with the scheme. CEEQUAL helps promote and celebrate the achievement of high environmental and social performance and has successfully been used by project teams across the civil engineering industry. Major rail programmes such as Crossrail and the Thameslink Programme, and rail projects like the Hitchin Grade Separation, have been among those who have benefitted from completing CEEQUAL assessments.

For further details visit www.ceequal.com


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


The CPD Certification Service

The CPD Certification Service

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.

CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, presentations, conferences and events, e-learning programs, factory visits, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused for an individual to improve and have effective professional development. There are over 1000 institutes & professional bodies across the UK, a number that is forecast to increase. A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to keep key staff and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.

For further details visit https://cpduk.co.uk


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

Midlands Engine

The UK is seeing unprecedented levels of investment by Government and the private sector in mass transit and rail projects, with major investments like HS2, Crossrail 2, New Tube for London (NTfL), the Inter City Express (ICE) Programme. These are among the largest projects of their kind in Europe over the coming decade. Local transport authorities are also prioritising investment in rail infrastructure projects including new stations and light rail networks.

Here in the Midlands, we’ve been building trains and railways for 200 years, and today we are on the fast track for a new rail revolution, driven by exciting opportunities and technologies such as high speed rail, light rail and digital technologies.

Our highly skilled workforce, world-class training facilities and internationally renowned universities and innovation centres, combined with excellent connectivity by rail, road and air and a superb quality of life, has made the Midlands the first choice for advanced engineering and manufacturing in the UK.

Our rail supply chain includes expertise in rolling stock design, development and manufacture; infrastructure and consultancy services; systems and signalling; and light and very light rail technologies.

For more information on rail opportunities in the UK and the Midlands, visit our stand at Infrarail, or contact midlandsengine@trade.gsi.gov.uk


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


Digital Railway

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Digital Railway programme is exploring how and where digital technology can be introduced to address some of the most urgent capacity and performance challenges on the rail infrastructure. Using a cross industry approach, the DRP and supply chain are working closely to find innovative solutions that deliver lasting benefits.

For further details visit www.digitalrailway.co.uk


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

The Rail Forum East Midlands (RFEM) brings together Midlands’ rail businesses with national and regional government to grow exports, encourage innovation and create skilled employment. RFEM is leading on the People and skills agenda for the Rail Supply Group. It is also supporting innovation and export activities across the regional supply chain. RFEM’s clear focus on rail can deliver Midlands Engine and LEP outputs by bringing together the public and private sectors; government and industry; educational bodies and LEPs. The Rail Forum has built its reputation by working with both industry and government.

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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