A new show for the future of Britain’s railway


Modern Railways and Key Publishing are launching a brand new exhibition – Modern Railways EXPO – focusing on the opportunities for the rail industry as it prepares to enter the new era of Great British Railways.

It takes place at the Milton Keynes Arena on 22-23 November, and is supported by Network Rail and the Rail Forum, with leading exhibitors already signing up. The show will be FREE to attend, with registration in advance opening later this year.



■ For all exhibition stand bookings and enquiries, contact Modern Railways Publisher David Lane on 07795 031051 or david.lane@keypublishing.com

■ For all event enquiries and information, contact Event Manager Julie Hawes on 01780 663011 (ext. 137) or julie. hawes@keypublishing.com

Launched in the 60th anniversary year of Modern Railways and expanding on the success of the long-established Modern Railways RVE show, Modern Railways EXPO covers all sectors of the rail industry.

In a new approach, companies will be located within focused technology zones reflecting their areas of operation, providing the opportunity to get the best overview of the industry:

■ Signalling and Telecommunication;

■ Rolling Stock Manufacture, Supply and Delivery;

■ Rolling Stock Maintenance, Parts and Systems;

■ Professional Advice, Consultancy and Services;

■ Infrastructure and On Track Plant Suppliers;

■ Rail Vehicle Enhancement;

■ Recruitment.

Alongside the exhibition, we will be hosting the Future of Britain’s Railways Conference. With morning and afternoon sessions on each of the two days and organised by Modern Railways’ highly respected Fourth Friday Club team, sessions will focus on developments in infrastructure, signalling, rolling stock and more. Further details about the conference programme will be announced soon.


‘Britain’s railway faces change on a scale unseen since privatisation – and while there are many uncertainties as the post-pandemic recovery continues, there are also huge opportunities which suppliers tell us they want to showcase in a new format.

‘As the railway increasingly moves to more high-tech methods of operation and delivery of rolling stock, maintenance and equipment, the time is right for an all-new exhibition which highlights the very best innovation from across the full spectrum of the industry.

Modern Railways has been the voice of the rail industry for 60 years, and in a climate emergency, investment in our rail network has never been more critical.

The developments on show at Modern Railways EXPO will shape the future of the railway for the next generation and beyond – which is why we are so proud to be launching this exciting new exhibition.’

Discussing future plans: conference sessions organised by the team behind the Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club will be a headline feature at Modern Railways EXPO.

The first day of the show will conclude with a trade and exhibitor networking reception. This will give delegates and exhibitors a valuable networking opportunity as drinks and light refreshments are served.

Modern Railways EXPO will also see a continuation of our successful partnership with the Rail Forum, which has organised the highly acclaimed RVE Meet The Buyer and RVE BigIdea events at Modern Railways RVE. Plans will be announced soon for a new approach to supplier engagement activity – look out for more details.

Meet the industry: Modern Railways EXPO will enable companies to showcase their products and services and will provide valuable networking opportunities.


Modern Railways EXPO forms the ultimate networking platform for railway specialists at all management levels – from key industry contractors, suppliers and sub-contractors and equipment manufacturers to public transport operators and management authorities. It is a vital shop window for companies and staff across the areas of rolling stock technology, track and infrastructure, signalling and communications.

Come and join us and showcase your business by exhibiting! Exhibitors will be able to showcase their products, meet customers and connect with key industry decision-makers.

We offer great value exhibitor fees covering a full two-day show. For details of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Lane on 07795 031051 or david.lane@keypublishing.com

Meet key decision-makers: Modern Railways events attract leading figures from across the industry.
Get there by Pendolino: Modern Railways EXPO will be held in Milton Keynes, easily accessible by rail using the West Coast main line.


DATE 22-23 November 2022

TIMES 10.00 to 16.00 (doors open 09.30)

VENUE Marshall Arena, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST

WEBSITE www.modernrailways.com/expo