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RVE 2021

4TH NOVEMBER 2021 at DERBY ARENA, PRIDE PARK, DERBY, UK

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Latest from Key Modern Railways

Don't miss the RVE BigIdea application deadline!

Deadline for supplier engagement at our Derby show imminent

The return to rail, Essex-style

Vicki Pipe

Our new columnist VICKI PIPE travels on a Bucket & Spade special to the Sunshine Coast

Vicki Pipe

Trackwatch - October 2021 issue

Our monthly update on network changes

November reopening for Island line

The Island line between Ryde and Shanklin on the Isle of Wight will reopen on 1 November, subject to completion of a final round of train safety tests.

What will be spoken about at RVE’s Rail in the Midlands Conference?

Join us on 4 November in Derby for our Rail in the Midlands conference

Siemens reboots affordable signalling renewals

ROGER FORD

Low Cost Digital Ready approach to be applied in Devon and Cornwall

ROGER FORD
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Decarbonising Scotland's Railway

With longstanding aspirations to electrify virtually all of its rail network, Scotland’s Railway has big ambitions for decarbonising its operations, on and off track. Andy Roden investigates its progress and ambitions

Time for action on bridge strikes

Incident east of Plymouth highlights the case for action

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Rail showcases environmental potential

Martin Frobisher, Group Safety & Engineering Director at Network Rail, explains to Roger Ford that tackling environmental challenges is about more than just decarbonising traction

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Rail in the North of England

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

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

Rail in the Midlands

Event Date:

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

Rail in the Midlands Conference will now take place as part of the Modern Railways RVE event.

RVE 2021

Event Date:

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

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.

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of 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

Rail in the North of England

to

York, United Kingdom

Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

Railway Innovation Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

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

Rail in the Midlands

to

Derby, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

Rail in the Midlands Conference will now take place as part of the Modern Railways RVE event.

RVE 2021

to

Derby, United Kingdom

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

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.

Golden Whistle Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

The brainchild of 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