Major Network Rail presence at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Plans for our exciting new two-day show Modern Railways EXPO are taking shape, with plans for the conference and exhibition developing rapidly. The show will take place on 22-23 November at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

With a new Prime Minister and Transport Secretary in place, the show will showcase the very best of Britain’s rail industry and provide a shop window for suppliers in all sectors.

The exhibition is organised by the UK’s market-leading rail industry magazine Modern Railways with the theme ‘The Future of Britain’s Railway’. Modern Railways EXPO 2022 is firmly focused on the developments and innovations which will shape the country’s rail network over the next decade and more.

Dozens of exhibitors have signed up to attend the show, which will be laid out in focused zones by sector, enabling visitors to explore the industry and its new technologies and innovations. The Future of Britain’s Railways conference will feature keynote addresses from figures at the Great British Railways Transition Team, while both Network Rail and the Rail Forum will be supporting the show with engagement opportunities to find out more about key topics and technologies.

Attendance at the show is free, with registration open now via the show website at

‘It is exciting to see our plans for our new two-day show coming together’ says Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt. ‘Modern Railways EXPO will bring together people from across the industry to showcase the future of our railway. Whether visiting exhibitors, debating the key issues at the Future of Britain’s Railways Conference, attending the Network Rail and Rail Forum sessions or simply catching up with colleagues at our networking reception, it is a must-visit show – so don’t delay and register now!’

Explore Network Rail innovation
Network Rail’s Commercial and Procurement and Intelligent Infrastructure teams are set to have a major presence at Modern Railways EXPO 2022 on 22-23 November in Milton Keynes.

The owner of Britain’s rail infrastructure is making it easier for companies to supply the rail sector and supporting small to medium sized enterprises. Modern Railways EXPO 2022 will provide an opportunity for suppliers large and small to meet some of the team and find out how it can help them win business.

As digital technology makes monitoring and communicating faster than ever, NR’s Intelligent Infrastructure programme is using technology to create applications which turn data into intelligence, helping maintenance teams take a more active approach and fixing the network before parts break to reduce delays and speed restrictions. It is also developing easy-to-use apps with interactive maps and aerial survey imagery to support evidence-based decision making and help teams work smarter, not harder. Centralised databases are already giving teams the ability and transparency of information to plan, where and when to act and what to do.

Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt adds: ‘In many ways, Network Rail is the heart of the main line railway, with some genuinely cutting-edge developments that will change decades-old ways of working. We’re looking forward to welcoming the Commercial and Procurement and Intelligent Infrastructure teams to Modern Railways EXPO 2022 and seeing what their latest developments are.’

Further announcements about other Network Rail developments appearing at the show will appear in the coming weeks.