Mack Brooks Exhibitions, organisers of Railtex 2019, the 14th edition of the UK’s leading rail trade exhibition, which takes place at the NEC, 14-16 May 2019, have announced that High Speed Rail will be featured as one of the main focus areas of the upcoming event.
The High Speed Rail Hub is a developing initiative to allow key stakeholders, policy makers and delivery specialists to come together
The High Speed Rail Hub is a developing initiative to allow key stakeholders, policy makers and delivery specialists to come together as part of the UK’s largest rail technology showcase. In 2019 specifically, HS2 aim to deliver “progress on stations, rolling stock and preparing for operations in order to help to deliver new standards in customer experience”. This of course forms only part of the main project objective of adding capacity and connectivity to the UK’s transport network. The challenges of high speed rail stretch well into the future.
Mack Brooks Managing Director, David Tellett, believes that Railtex – now in its 26th year – is the right place to bring the key stakeholders together to look forward: Through thought-leadership, insight, sense testing, qualitative engagement and cross-fertilisation, in order to ensure these common challenges and goals are met.
“High speed rail development within the UK rail network is one of the most ambitious undertakings in modern rail history. It is only natural that a project of this size will encounter a variety of challenges, and place extraordinary demands both up and down the delivery supply chain. Further, efficient integration of policy, planning, delivery and monitoring means stakeholders must engage at all levels. Examination of best practice, international high speed rail bench marking and sense testing are key to this engagement.
“Railtex has always been the centre point for rail innovation, technology and delivery across the entire rail network. Our aim is to continue to support the development of the UK rail network into the future. The HSR Hub will, hand-in-hand with our new Digital Railway Hub, provide the ideal educational and discussion forum to enable this.
“By bringing the right people together in one place at one time we will be able to support the industry as a whole as we move closer towards completion of HS2 and the key planning that comes beyond it. This is very much about the nature of the UK’s future rail network.”
Both timing and venue – Railtex 2019 takes place at the NEC Birmingham, in the heart of the country and along the proposed HS2 Phase 1 route at the beginning of CP6 – make the show the ideal meeting place for those involved in all aspects of HS2 planning and realisation. With the whole rail supply chain already represented at the long-established show, it is the natural location to bring key stakeholders of industry and project delivery together to ensure smooth progression of this major undertaking.
More details and additional new content to the UK’s leading rail exhibition will be released over the coming months. Further information about the all-encompassing rail event of the year can be found on www.railtex.co.uk
About Railtex 2019
Railtex is the essential showcase for products and services for the all sectors of the rail market in the UK. The show is held biennially and has successfully served this market for more than 25 years. It is organised by Mack Brooks Exhibitions (www.mackbrooks.com), which also runs the Infrarail series of railway infrastructure technology shows. Outside the UK, the company’s regular rail industry exhibitions include SIFER in France and EXPO Ferroviaria in Italy, as well as ExpoRail India and Exporail China.