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All the latest news and events from the rail industry.

Find out about the latest exhibitions, seminars and other upcoming events for the rail industry.

Innovation and Inspiration: 15th Anniversary Conference, York 6th July

 It's been 15 years since IoRW was established and the Institute continues to expand and develop. This conference, focused on Innovation and Inspiration, will include practical demonstrations of the latest equipment, tools, technology and materials at Network Rail’s Training facility in York. The afternoon is hosted by the National Railway Museum, a unique setting for delegates to listen to talks from leading industry experts on a range of current issues and topics. A networking lunch including displays and exhibitions should provide plenty of food for thought for what promises to be an inspiring day! For more information - Click here!


  • Bombardier to provide rail cars for Chinese railroadBombardier Transportation says that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contract from China Railway Corp. (CRC) to supply 40 CRH1A-A high-speed train cars to the Nanning Railway Bureau. 12 May 2017
  • Predicting lateral buckling in railsDetails a project in the US which aimed to provide railroads and transit systems with a set of practical gauges that track inspectors could use to evaluate the condition of switch points. 12 May 2017
  • New hand-held switch point gauges can identify potential wheel climb riskDetails a project in the US which aimed to provide railroads and transit systems with a set of practical gauges that track inspectors could use to evaluate the condition of switch points. 12 May 2017
  • 3D printing deployed for low-volume replacement parts in trains and trams3D printing deployed for low-volume replacement parts in trains and trams 05 May 2017
  • RailTrain companies set out hi-tech vision for future of Britain's railways Biometric ticketing, configurable seating and self-regulating trains are just a few of the innovations that could shape the UK's rail network in the years ahead, according to the UK's Rail Delivery Group. 08 March 2017
  • Crossrail train order for MTLRotherham based metal manufacturing specialist, MTL Advanced, has won a significant order from a rail industry OEM to supply complex safety critical fabrications that will ultimately be used on the London Crossrail project. 08 March 2017
  • Testing of: a prototype flange-bearing derail designTesting of: a prototype flange-bearing derail design Reports how Transportation Technology Center designed and evaluated a prototype flange-bearing design for a low cost, highly reliable derail at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing in Pueblo, Colorado. 08 March 2017
  • Rail inspection: scanning for defectsReports on developments at a number of rail inspection providers. In 2016 Sperry Rail launched its Adaptive Test System, which is deployed via a carriage that can fit on any gauge of track and was designed to advance the company's 1900 test system. 08 March 2017
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