Rail Live is one of the largest outdoor rail exhibitions in Europe.  Based in the UK, Rail Live offers companies the unique opportunity to showcase products and services in a real rail setting.

To see the floor plans and site maps – please click here: Rail Live Exhibition Site Plan

With the Rail Alliance regarded as an authority in matters relating to challenges faced by the UK rail supply chain and the challenges faced by SME’s supplying into it, the show will very much reflect and demonstrate support for all the Rail Supply Group Workstreams and will be integral themes to the entire show.

Throughout the two days there will be a comprehensive timetable of events and demonstrations taking place. Seminars and presentations (as part of the RAIL conference) will be delivered by high profile industry leaders and also experts in their fields. We will confirm these over the coming weeks prior show.

Come & see the railway in action…traction & rolling stock, light rail, rail plant & infrastructure, electrification, signalling demonstrations, displays of engineering, rail maintenance materials, product development /testing/rail safety, digital, technology & innovation.


“The highlight rail event of the year” A place where the rail industry gets together to do business, network and see real innovation in action on the railway.


Rail Live works closely with the Department for International Trade and has attracted the attention of many international visitors from overseas locations.


RAIL will run the Rail Live 2017 conference.  Agenda and speakers to be announced very soon.


The Business, Networking & Media Hub enables visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to find out what support & advice is available to the industry, including the Rail Alliance Mentoring and Open Doors scheme, the RSSB Test Voucher Scheme & competitions such as Horizon 2020 & many more.

  • 300+ exhibitors
  • 6000+ visitors
  • Meet customers & suppliers face-to-face
  • Innovation hub
  • Live demonstrations & innovative working methods
  • Safe working practices
  • Latest in best practice solutions & equipment
  • Collaboration in action
  • International visiting delegates
  • Signalling & electrification village
  • Business, Networking & Media – information & expertise on rail business growth & development
  • A showcase for innovation & ingenuity
  • Light Rail feature


This will include the chance see working and static On-Track Machines (OTMs) and On-Track Plant (OTPs), as well as having practical hands on experience of small plant, tools and equipment amongst a host of other live demonstrations.


Due to the huge focus on Electrification, there will be plenty of Electrification equipment on show.. We are making preparations to host a live demonstration of the construction of modern Overhead Line Equipment, from piling to SPS to final registration, staged over the course of the two days. In conjunction with leading suppliers, plant and products will be showcased at the event, with hands on displays and live demonstration.


Come and see what’s new in Light Rail and view the test track recently installed on site at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre.


Network Rail’s SIG (Signalling Innovations Group) are running this entire area bringing the latest products and innovations in the world of signalling to Rail Live 2017.   There will be plenty of live events for visitors to enjoy, from experiencing a level crossing to the installation of a Signal foundation. You will see the products in motion on the trackside simulation and a variety of methods for the installation of cable management.


The Business & Networking Zone will offer visitors and exhibitors access to individuals and companies who support the rail sector – including the EEF, Lloyds Bank, Finance Birmingham, Rail Supply Group, National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR), the Young Rail Professionals (YRP), Department for International Trade (DIT), Department for Transport (DFT), Department for Business, Energy &  Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and RSSB Test Voucher Scheme and many more.


For the first time, visitors to Rail Live will be able to travel by train right to the show, courtesy of Vivarail’s D-Train. Passenger shuttles will run between Honeybourne station and a special platform inside the showground at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC). This will be the first time the Class 230 has been in passenger service. The prototype ‘230’ was built and tested at QRTC, and this will be a unique opportunity to see and experience the train first-hand.
Meet the media here too and find out which publications are supporting Rail Live 2017 and sharing the latest news and information on what’s happening in the rail sector.

What our 2016 visitors said

Rob Davis Delivery Director, NSC South at Network Rail said: “I really enjoyed the event and I was impressed by the range of suppliers and equipment on site as well as the quality of the speakers I saw.”

Anne Wilson Managing Director at Numill said :”As a first time visitor to Rail Live I was blown away by the size of the event. The mix of high level & supply chain exhibitors was impressive. I will certainly look at visiting again or possibly exhibiting in members area.”

David Deslandes Business Development Manager at Mecateamcluster said :”Rail Live 2016 has been a terrific opportunity for MECATEAMCLUSTER as a group of French rail infrastructure specialists, to meet with new UK suppliers and to discuss partnerships as well as new products and solutions for the industry.”

Catherine Appleby International Trade Advisor at DIT said: “Vibrant, exciting, and jam-packed, RailLive delivered again – full to the brim with demonstrations, this truly is the place to really “see” exactly how UK rail works, up close and personal. A wonderful display of capability and expertise rarely seen in more traditional shows, a show not to be missed.”