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Nottingham’s light rail model

Public-private partnership incentivises all parties to deliver

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The importance of the whole life value of rolling stock

Longer-term decisions will drive better value

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CrossCountry’s vision for long-distance travel

New National Rail Contract at the heart of long-term strategy

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Planning for the future West Midlands network

WMRE responding to HS2 Phase Two cancellation

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WMT planning for new trains and service enhancements

West Midlands operator looking to the future

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Central Route’s ambitions for good service

Delivering for customers, passengers and communities the focus

Entries invited for 2024 Railway Innovation Awards

Groundbreaking developments in rail will be recognised at our annual celebration in June

The Railway Innovation Awards 2024 Entry Information

Entry information and form for the 2024 event

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Modern Railways March 2024

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Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association
Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport in the North of England

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Our established conference on Rail in the North of England expands this year into a two-day event, focusing on rail on the first day and buses on the second day.

Sponsored by Porterbrook, Resonate, Hexagon and Alexander Dennis
In association with Rail Forum

Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International, Hexagon, Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport Scotland

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Following on from a successful debut in 2023, our two-day event in Scotland returns with a focus on developments on both the rail and bus networks north of the border.

Sponsored by Lothian, Porterbrook, Tracsis, Mellor and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

Rail in Oxfordshire and the Midlands

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This year we visit a new city for our Midlands conference, Oxford in the South of the region

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Oxfordshire County Council and the Rail Forum

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Chartered Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis, Porterbrook and Resonate

Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference moves to Swindon for 2025. With the exciting plans in for improvements in Wales and the Borders and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

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