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Contents Welcome to Rolling Stock Networking (RSN)


Exhibition floor plan


Meet the Rail Business Daily (RBD) IConference speakers


Exhibitor directory


Meet the show sponsors: Associate sponsor

Lead sponsor

On Train is a proven partner for rail vehicle technical enhancements, maintenance and railway products. We provide managed projects for many train operators that keep their fleets operational and reliable. On Train are also rail sales specialists providing international route to market services for OEMs – offering air conditioning, passenger counting and labour supply solutions for trains, trams and buses.

Jobson James Rail is an independent insurance broker with over 350+ railway company clients working in all aspects of the rail industry. We design and implement innovative insurance solutions through a detailed risk management-based process developed by our directors over the last 20 years which includes contract analysis to deliver aggressive and competitive premiums with niche rail specialist insurers.

Platinum sponsor

Bronze sponsor

Westermo is a global leader in reliable and secure railway data communications, which include wired and wireless solutions that form the backbone of operational and passenger systems worldwide, working closely with train manufacturers such as Alstom, Stadler, and Siemens. In the UK, our networking solutions are integral to operational systems such as TCMS and DCO. In addition, our latest wireless and 5G solutions ensure reliable on-board connectivity for operational and passenger comfort applications such as PIS, CCTV and passenger Wi-Fi.

Bronze sponsor is the UK’s leading rail daily news and profile-raising platform. RBD’s website receives 15.2 million visitors a year and has more than 50,000 daily subscribers. Its LinkedIn network contains more than 17,000 connections, all organically grown with the highest engagement rates of any rail industry media outlet in the UK.

Bronze sponsor CAF is an international market leader in the design, manufacture, supply and maintenance of rolling stock and associated equipment for rail and infrastructure systems.

Bronze sponsor

Rail Forum Midlands is the regional trade association for the rail supply chain. A notfor-profit organisation providing a range of services to members with a key focus on helping them to grow and succeed.

Meet the IConference sponsor: RIA is the trade association for the UKbased suppliers to the railway industry. We have been established for over 140 years, with about 200 member companies representing a large proportion of the supply chain.

Rail Business Daily’s IConference is sponsored by RISAS. RISAS ensures key suppliers can become recognised as best-in-class. A RISAS certificate is evidence that an independent, robust, and transparent assessment of the supplier has taken place. Meet the team today at stand A2.

This publication was produced by on behalf of RSN. The entries contained in the exhibitor directory are based on information supplied by the respective companies. The publishers cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. All information within this guide is ©️ Rail Infrastructure Networking Ltd TA RSN Events or is the copyright of the originator, no unauthorised dissemination, copying or disclosure of this information is permitted; save for the sole intended purpose of representing the products and services of client exhibitors.

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Have we got a show for you!

Welcome to Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) — a freeto-attend unique networking exhibition bringing the rail industry together in Derby Organisers have described this year’s RSN show as the “best yet” — promising a diverse and comprehensive attraction for both exhibitors and visitors, right here at Derby Arena. The sell-out event gives visitors the chance to visit 145 superb exhibitions, hear f rom industry leading speakers in the RBD IConference and attend f ive extra events taking place throughout the day. Organisations including Aegis, CAF, Vivarail, Harting, Loram, Westermo, Gemini Rail, I M Kelly R&A, Televic GSP, Chrysalis Rail Services, RIA, Train FX, FISA, Infodev, DC Airco, LPA Group, and many more are all exhibiting today. It’s the third time the show has returned to Derby Arena, providing an unmissable networking event in the heart of the railway industry. Joint event organiser Kevin Lane said: “The show has already attracted the great and good with new builders, the heavy maintainers, systems integrators, depot equipment suppliers all taking their places, as anticipation builds for a great day of exhibiting and networking. “The show is organised for railway people by railway people and this makes a huge difference in the feel of the show, as we thoroughly understand the needs of the industry. “We f irmly believe that unlike any other show, RSN offers a community feel for the rail industry, where visitors and exhibitors are enthused by the buzz the event provides and the relaxed but eff icient networking experience, as contacts are made and relationships are formed. “RSN 2022 is a day well spent and we look forward to welcoming everyone.”


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Rail Business Daily’s (RBD’s) IConference Rail Business Daily (RBD) has announced an outstanding line-up of industry leaders for its conference which returns for a third year. This year, with the theme INSPIRING RAIL PEOPLE BY INSPIRING RAIL PEOPLE, the IConference is designed to Inspire, Inform, Interact and offer Insight to help you grow your business. And with seven speakers in procurement roles from several wellknown rail companies, the presenters will undoubtedly have something of interest for everyone. The IConference takes place upstairs above the main exhibition hall, there is no need to book, simply turn up for your chosen speaker(s) from 10am. See page eight for the full details.

The Department for International Trade will also host an event with Bill Smith – an International Trade

Help your business grow with the IZone This year, Rail Business Daily’s RBD Community will host a comprehensive business support area as an industry first for RSN 2022; offering delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to access high-quality rail business support and advice.

Advisor specialising in advanced manufacturing and rail. Bill will be at the show to discuss your experience of exporting and how you would like to start or increase exporting.

Its ‘IZone’ – Inform, Inspire, Impact – business support area will take place in the auditorium area above the exhibition floor. Individual appointments can be booked for one-to-one meetings with key members of the team.

Don’t miss There are also some great prizes up for grabs in a raffle in aid of The Railway Children. Exhibitors and visitors can The Rail Forum will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the show, which is ideal for its members who will be able to visit the show and take in the conference and the other events, prior to the AGM, all in one day. The Railway Industry Association (RIA) will also be running its popular Meet the Buyer event. The application process is open to RSN exhibitors and to RIA members.

purchase raffle tickets f rom the Railway Children stand in the foyer. RSN will be back in 2023! RSN 2023 will be back in Derby on July 6, 2023. Book your space by emailing

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Stork Railway Services



B8 Akriveia



Multipulse Electronics Ltd

Grayson Thermal Systems





Lapp Group




Ten 47






B5 RSG Engineering



TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd

B4 Chrysalis Rail Services


TVS Supply Chain Solutions

Harry Burrows Fabrications




CTR Secure Services Ltd

B3 Premier Rail Pits

E8 Mattei Rail & Transportation

E7 Craig and Derricott Ltd


A1 Conference is sponsored by

E4 CB Frost & Co Ltd

C3 / D3


Train FX

Loram UK Ltd





Tyneside Safety Glass

Jewers Doors Limited

Phoenix Dynamics

Sabre Rail


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B1 Portaramp UK Ltd

C1 Rail Forum

D1 Mors Smltt

F7 Forbo Flooring Systems





F8 Northwest Transport Supplies (NTS)

E Applied Inspection Limited


F9 MTAG Composites Ltd

Multi Mover UK

To Conference

FirstClass Safety & Control

F10 Custom Insulation Ltd

Nubold Group




DigiRail Limited


C6 BizLink Tailor Made Cable Ltd




Lantech Communications Global Inc



E10 Astute


B9 Browns Fasteners Ltd

TBAT Innovation Ltd


D10 Alubend UK

F5 TT Electronics

F4 I M Kelly R & A Ltd

F3 Luso Electronics

F2 Jobson James The Rail Broker








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Entrance (RBD) Conference at RSN

A10 Totalkare powered by Emanuel


RBD Marketing Services

Rail Business Daily

Rail Director

Inside Track

RBD Community

RBD Advisory

RBD Stride

DIT International Trade Event

Event Charity


RIA Meet the Buyer

Reception Emergency Exits





G8 Tecforce Ltd

G7 Diamond Rail Services

G6 Orange Train Wash Ltd

G G5 Armitt Group


H9 Southco Mnufacturing Ltd



B-Hepworth & Co

Ganymede Solutions

J9 SCT-Rail




PSV Wipers Ltd

H7 dormakaba

H H5 Statfold Engineering LTD


M9 Nord-Lock Group




Grinsty Rail Limited



CoMech Metrology Ltd

HJS Emission Technology


M7 Provertha


ADComms Ltd M6 & Gemini Rail LPA Group Plc Services

Plastic Coatings Ltd










Bollhoff Ltd

Motherson UK

Replin by Hainsworth



Sella Controls Limited

Belvoir Rail Ltd





Dynex Semiconductor


Eminox Ltd


L9 Petards


Witzenmann UK Ltd

SLC Operations


M10 Railway Industry Association



H6 Holbro Engineering

K9 Jones Nuttall

L10 Gramm Rail Acoustic Barriers

K3 Televic GSP

L4 Schaltbau


M4 Westermo



Axminster Carpets

J-Flex Rubber Products





Datum Composites

Infodev EDI

ON train

DC Airco

Food and drinks



Millenium Site Services UK

DRB Group limited



Design and Analysis Ltd







P7 Lordgate Engineering Ltd

Aura Brand Solutions



Camira Fabrics

APA Design



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PINET Industrie

Capitol Batteries

N4 SOLO Rail Solutions

N3 Train Bits & More Ltd



Dellner Polymer Solutions Ltd

Acres Engineering Ltd

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Ondrives Precision Gears


O4 Stewart Signs

Norbar Torque Tools Ltd


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Direct Track Solutions

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Greenbank Group UK Ltd

Manchester Metrology Ltd

Whitmore Europe Ltd

Meet the RBD team upstairs in the

To Rail Forum AGM Foyer Lift 2nd Floor

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Join Rail Business Daily’s IConference and hear from seven industry leaders

Conference sponsor

Amanda Solloway MP will officially open the IConference, and it will be hosted by industry writer and commentator, Nigel Wordsworth This year, with the theme Inspiring Rail People by Inspiring Rail People, the IConference is designed to Inspire, Inform, Interact and offer Insight to help you grow your business. The speakers will focus their presentations on overcoming challenges and taking opportunities to win work. The Iconference, including Q&A sessions with each speaker, is being held today between 10am and 3pm upstairs and is open to all.

There is no need to book, simply turn up to hear from your chosen speaker(s).

09.50am: Amanda Solloway MP officially opens the IConference

12.45am: Graeme Clark — Siemens Mobility

10am: Tony Howard — RISAS & RISQS, RSSB

1.30pm: Neil Ovenden — Rail Partners

10.45am: Paul Harwood — Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT)

2.15pm: Tim Robinson — DigiRail

11.30am: Maria Griffin - Alstom and Bernie Rowell — HS2

Tony joined RSSB with responsibility for the supplier assurance function in August 2021. Previously he was a director setting up standards, apprenticeship schemes, assessments, and industry certification schemes at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Prior to BESA, Tony was at the Construction Industry Training Board as Head of New Business Development, with responsibility for health and safety, engineering, construction and facilities under UKAS accredited and other externally approved schemes as well as global CITB delivery. Tony has in-depth knowledge of revitalising, developing and setting up accreditation, assessment and assurance schemes across an industry footprint.

Tony Howard

Director of Assurance, RISAS & RISQS, RSSB

He also has experience in developing industry-wide sector bodies and strategies to gain support, and stakeholder buy in, to progressing the industry in a safe and sustainable way.

Paul began his career in the rail industry as a trainee on the British Rail finance scheme and continued to work in a variety of finance roles on the railway. He then moved into business planning, working in operations, safety and engineering. Paul then returned to group finance during the exciting time when Network Rail was created. Since then, Paul’s career progressed, planning in a succession of increasingly senior roles, finally as Strategy and Planning Director (South), before being appointed to the Investment Director role in Network Rail Southern. Paul has been on secondment from this role for the past 10 months into the GBRTT team, where he has led, in partnership with the DfT, on the development of the Passenger Service Contract proposals. Paul’s presentation will cover:

Paul Harwood

Programme Director, Industry Commercial, GBRTT

An intro to GBRTT, including latest activity (legislation consultation, etc)

GBR as a strong commercial partner

Change, challenges and opportunities for the rolling stock market

From a graduate mechanical engineer, Maria progressed through the engineering organisation within Alstom on projects including Eurostar, jubilee and northern line and Pendolino to become a rolling stock project Engineering Manager, moving then into project management. After 12 years in rolling stock, Maria transferred to the signalling business and on completion, Maria joined the Alstom Signalling UK management team. In 2012, Maria became Signalling UK Technical Director. In 2016, Maria took a position on the UK and Ireland senior leadership team with a mandate across all UK and Ireland businesses of signalling, rolling stock and services.

Maria Griffin

HS2 Project Director for the Hitachi Alstom High Speed Joint Venture


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In 2019 Maria moved to a role based in the Paris HQ responsible for quality, environment, health and safety for the Europe region, reporting to the region president. Excellence in project delivery and rolling stock manufacturing performance were the focal points of this position. In December 2021, Maria was appointed as Project Director for HS2.

Bernie is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM). He has worked in the railway industry for more than 20 years in a variety of roles and within an engineering consultancy, rolling stock leasing company, train operating group, and management consultancy. Bernie currently works for High Speed Two (HS2) where he is the Head of Delivery for Rolling Stock Projects, a role he has held for the past five years.

Bernie Rowell

Head of Delivery Rolling Stock Project HS2

He is now providing client-side project management for the delivery of High Speed Two’s first fleet of trains, being designed and build by the joint-venture of Hitachi Alstom High-speed. Together with Maria Griffin, their joint presentation will cover the scope of the project and HS2 vision, overall timeline, industrial strategy, the joint venture, the strength of the partnership and project legacy

Graeme is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow of the IMechE. He started his railway career in 1981 with a British Rail university sponsorship. With more than 40 years in the rolling stock business, Graeme has held senior positions with Adtranz/ Bombardier and Alstom, before joining Siemens in 2010. In his current role as Head of Business Development, he was extensively involved in the successful bid for the London Underground Deep Tube Programme and now has responsibility for the introduction of new Siemens’ battery and hydrogen technologies into the UK as part of the “Desiro Verve” Platform.

Graeme Clark

Head of Business Development, Siemens Mobility

Graeme is married and lives in Portsmouth. His speech will include a light-hearted look at his time on the railways and a view of the exciting things to come for our industry.

Neil provides fleet and railway system engineering strategic support to Rail Partners’ train operating company members. He was recently in a similar role for over 12 years at ATOC / Rail Delivery Group. During his speech at the conference, Neil will give a brief introduction to Rail Partners and an overview of what the post Covid-19 pandemic GB mainline rail recovery opportunities and challenges might be for the rolling stock and associated products and services supply chain.

Neil Ovenden

Head of Engineering, Rail Partners

Tim Robinson is an accomplished entrepreneur with over three decades of experience working across large public sector industries and private businesses. Tim founded retail supply chain business Doddle in 2014, following time at Network Rail where he initially headed up the freight business before becoming Route Managing Director for Sussex. He was inspired to launch DigiRail in 2020 to support the rail sector’s journey towards digitalisation. A resilient leader with a track record of navigating companies through significant transformation, Tim spent a decade in executive roles in logistics, transport, and freight in both the UK and internationally.

Tim Robinson

Founder/Chairman, DigiRail

After 25 years in rail which included time at GB Railfreight, EWS and Network Rail, Tim left the rail sector in 2014 to build a supply chain software business in the fast growing world of E-Commerce. Digital Transformation - Lessons from a Parallel World In his speech, titled Lessons from a Parallel World, Tim will tell us where he sees great opportunity for the rail sector supply chain as we embrace digital technology at greater scale and will pick out the key lessons the retail sector supply chain learnt in adopting this “digital way of life” to cope with e-commerce growth.

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Paintbox Group has painted more train carriages in the UK than any other company in recent times, but is probably the least known supplier to the rail industry. The rail industry is tasked with saving an enormous amount of money in the coming years and Paintbox is here to help. Utilising experience’s from other market sectors, Paintbox aims to support the rail industry by adopting and integrating proven technologies and systems, such as: • robotic painting,

• rapid prototyping,

• specialist coatings,

• tool design and manufacture,

• UV technologies,

• supply chain management,

• light weighting methods,

• EDI, MRP and ERP systems,

• manual/semi-automated component assembly,

• R & D activities pushing the boundaries of paint application

• logistic support,

• in-house test laboratory

• barcode tracking, Paintbox also provide the “WE COME TO YOU” vehicle painting solution, whether it’s for minor paint repairs or full vehicle refresh programmes, saving thousands of pounds in unnecessary train movements or road haulage and reducing the train down time.

01295 238310

PSV Wipers

Stand: J8

Are your windscreen wipers the best in their class? If they are that's great, if they aren't then contact PSV Wipers today.

A th If they are that’s by email sales@p


01905 350 500

SV Wipers has over 40 years of experience in developing and manufacturing innovative windscreen wiper systems and components for OEM use and depot service centres in the UK and Europe.

Are your windscreen wipers the best in their class? they are that’s great, if they aren’t then contact PSV Wipers y email sales@p or by phone 01905 350500 PSV Wipers have everything you need to improve your wipers from wash jets, wiper blades and wiper arms to full replacement electric motor assemblies including pneumatic to electric conversions.

Staffordshire-based locomotive manufacturer, Clayton Equipment Ltd recently chose PSV Wipers to design and supply the full wiper system for their CBD90 locomotives (to be known as Class 18). This heralds a new era for the manufacturer and continues the story of its standard gauge Clayton Type 1 (Class 17) Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives manufactured by the company between 1961 and 1965.

Why not discover the benefits PSV Wipers equipment can bring to your fleet, by contacting us today. PSV Wipers, 18 Kempton Road, Pershore, WR10 2TA.


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Why visit our stand?

PSV Wipers will be exhibiting examples of our stainless steel wiper arms and blades including offset blades (bridge and flat blades) along with eight nozzle wash wipe blades.

PSV Wipers have everything you need to improve your wipers from wash jets, wiper blades and wiper arms to full replacement electric motor assemblies including pneumatic to electric conversions. As the UK’s leading supplier of Rail stainless steel wiper blades, from traditional 460mm (18”) Rail Flat Blades to 1200mm Rail Bridged Blades PSV have consistently improved performance and minimised unscheduled maintenance for depots. Why not discover the benefits PSV Wipers equipment Contact us can bring to your fleet, by contacting our Rail Specialist Visit: Paul Curry today. PSV Wipers Ltd., 18 Kempton Road,

Email: Call: 01905 350500

Introducing the to help YOUR business grow Inspire. Inform. Interact.


BD will host its first-ever IZone – a comprehensive business support area – at RSN, to offer businesses support and advice on how to grow and win work. The IZone also takes in the annual RBD conference, where this year the speakers – who will be announced closer to the time via Rail Business Daily – will focus their presentations on overcoming challenges and taking opportunities to win work. RBD is offering this unique opportunity to meet with:

With this kind of support, think about how much more successful you could become David McLoughlin, CEO of RBD RBD Marketing: Find out how the UK’s largest rail media business can help you raise your business profile in rail.

RBD Media: Learn more about how your business could reach up to 73,000 people per day via our daily newsletter and how our leading online news site offers more than 1.2 million opportunities to be seen every month.

RBD Community: Discover the power of membership to the RBD Community for profile raising opportunities, networking, b2b matchmaking and market intelligence/ insight.

RBD Advisory: Ideal for those looking to win more work, find new opportunities for business or access specialist industry support.

RBD Rail Recruiter: Book your demo of the new rail jobs board offering recruitment solutions that match people to opportunities in a new and improved way. Find out why we are different and how we can help.

David McLoughlin, CEO of RBD said: “As prominent businesses working in UK rail, we know that your ongoing journey can be fraught with all kinds of challenges and opportunities, setbacks and advances. “The good news is that you don’t have to go it all alone. Working with RBD, you can travel with an elite team of peers who know the rail industry landscape intimately – people who can make your business better as well as helping you to win more work. “We can equip you with best-inclass resources to navigate changing environments and uncertain conditions. “You can take an approach that is forged over 60 years and travelled by a growing number of industry followers across UK rail. “With this kind of support, think about how much more successful you could become. “The IZone has been designed for people who think like us, so we can win work together.” Everyone who books an appointment will have the chance to win a year’s free membership with the RBD Community.

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An event by railway people, for railway people Outside of today’s main exhibition, there’s also a rich programme of supporting events open to all Timetable 9.30am: Amanda Solloway MP and Councillor Robin Wood join event: organisers Keven Parker and Kevin Lane to officially open the show

9.50am: Amanda Solloway MP opens the RBD IConference upstairs

9.30am: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) Meet the buyer event opens

10am: The IConference first speaker takes to the stage. The event runs until 3pm

9.30am: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) Midlands and Eastern Region meeting opens (Members only).

3pm: The Railway Children host their grand prize draw

9.30am: The RBD Community open the IZone

3.30pm: Rail Forum host their AGM

Rail Business Daily’s (RBD’s) I”Conference This year, with the theme Inspiring Rail People by Inspiring Rail People, the I”Conference is designed to Inspire, Inform, Interact and offer Insight to help you grow your business. The I”Conference takes place upstairs above the main exhibition hall, there is no need to book, simply turn up for your chosen speaker(s) from 10am. See page eight for the full details. Help your business grow with the IZone Rail Business Daily’s RBD Community will host a comprehensive business support area as an industry first for RSN 2022; offering delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to access high quality rail business support and advice. Its ‘IZone’ – Inform, Inspire, Impact – business support area will take place in the auditorium area above the exhibition floor. Department for International (DIT) Trade - export event The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. It also helps overseas companies locate and grow in the UK. Bill Smith is an International Trade Adviser specialising in advanced manufacturing and rail who supports the Midlands Engine which is part of the DIT. Bill will be at the show and would like to discuss your experience of exporting and how you would like to start or increase exporting. Bill will be in the Meet the Buyer Section for pre-arranged appointments.


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The Midlands Engine is a coalition of councils, combined authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP), universities and businesses across the region, actively working with Government to build a collective identity, to enable it to present the Midlands as a competitive and compelling offer that is attractive at home and overseas. Bill is able to connect you with the appropriate services and information that is available through DIT. Bill can also help you to develop an export plan and is able to mentor you through the process as he has many years of exporting experience in Rail and other highly regulated industries. The Rail Forum will be providing information about their membership benefits from Stand C1 during the show hours. From 3.30pm to 6pm the Rail Forum will be holding their Annual General Meeting which is open to all Rail Forum members. The AGM will include an address from the Rail Forum’s invited headline speakers. The Rail Forum AGM will be on the second floor in the meeting rooms accessible by the stairs from the atrium or the lift.

Railway Industry Association Meet the Buyer The Railway Industry Association (RIA) will host its popular Meet the Buyer event today. These sessions bring together many rail companies with the aim of promoting businesses opportunities. The event also encourages companies to build new supply chains. The panel of buyers taking part in RIA’s Meet the Buyer include Alstom, Rail Partners, Unipart Rail, the Department for International Trade, WH Davis Ltd and Keolis Amey Docklands.

W H Davis Ltd

Rail Partners

Representative: Stewart Gray – Supply Chain Manager

Representative: Neil Ovenden – Head of Engineering

Looking to hold meetings with companies offering innovation within production WH Davis are particularly keen to hear about new freight rolling stock products Visit: Keolis Amey Docklands Representative: Natalia Pickett – Head of Procurement Eager to find innovative solutions for Rolling Stock maintenance (opex only) Visit

Representing the supply chain customers, Rail Partners will act as a conduit between supplier and buyer Providing key advice and guidance on how to best approach the rail industry buyers – pitching the right product, to the right buyer, in the most effective way Visit Department for International Trade Representative: Bill Smith Specialist Adviser – Advanced Manufacturing Sector During your meeting DIT will provide expert advice on exporting for the wider rail market

Alstom Transport UK Ltd

Keen to meet with companies who could fulfil forthcoming international contracts

Representative: Tim Ward – Procurement Manger

Visit: department-for-international-trade

Interested in: Information systems/connectivity: provision of information systems which improve connected passenger journeys and data exchange between the train, infrastructure, operators, and maintainers Maintenance: provision of maintenance services for the operational life of the train, focussed on innovation and RCM, includes logistics solutions and modernisation Hydrogen fuel cell technology and associated systems

Unipart Rail Representatives: Louise Taylor and Matt Burton – Category Managers They are keen to: Meet existing and new suppliers Market intelligence New products Visit:

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New cutting-edge hybrid locomotive on it’s way to the UK GB Railfreight says the new trains could save 585,000 tonnes of carbon a year


Class 99 locomotive can play an even greater role in helping supply chains and business operations become significantly more climate friendly.”

B Railfreight has unveiled its new hybrid Class 99 locomotive, Image: Stadler

marking a major development in the decarbonisation of UK supply chains and consumer and business purchases. Designed and built in collaboration with Stadler and Beacon Rail, the new hybrid locomotives will be operational f rom 2025, and is intended to replace existing diesel-only powered Class 66 locomotives.

Reducing carbon It is anticipated that the new hybrid model will reduce GB Railfreight’s carbon footprint by 428 tonnes per working day across intermodal services operating along partially electrified lines.

John Smith, CEO of GB Railfreight, said: “Rail freight is not just the backbone of the UK’s economy; it is now leading the push to decarbonise supply chains. “Our new and cutting-edge locomotives will immediately make a huge impact on reducing CO2 emissions, improve choice for businesses and consumers, and cut their carbon footprints when purchasing goods. “If scaled, with the help of the UK government to electrify more routes, the

The first contract for the bi-mode Co’Co is for 30 units, which includes spare parts. Environmentally friendly performance Inigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia, said: “Stadler has extensive experience in the UK locomotive market. Over recent years we have introduced with Beacon the Class 68 diesel-electric locomotive and the Class 88 bi-mode locomotive. “We are very proud to go one step further with the development of the Class 99, a versatile, high-performance locomotive that will provide environmentally friendly and costeffective rail transport services.”

Premier Rail Pits

Stand: B3




Improve the efficiency of your workshop with our range of pre-fabricated steel maintenance and inspection pits, built to CE certified standards

Premier Rail Pits offer the following benefits: • Welded construction to ensure a water tight finish • Quicker installation time compared to precast concrete • High quality finish • All internal service ducts fitted prior to installation • Easy to clean • Rail attachments fitted prior to installation • Full or part installations are available A full range of accessories and safety products are also available

Tel: +44 (0)1775 821222 - Email: Web:


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ransforming loco and rolling stock maintenance. Premier Rail Pits prefabricated steel maintenance pits make a significant contribution towards enhancing workshop productivity, offering a safe, well-lit environment for your technicians. The pit arrives on site with the steps, lights and services. Installation times are cut by up to 70 per cent compared to reinforced concrete. Our range is designed to cater for various maintenance of the bogies and undercarriage of any type of loco or rolling stock. We can also work with you to create a bespoke product tailored to your requirements.

Why visit our stand?

Come and visit our stand to see how a Premier Rail Pit can transform your workshop. Our welded construction is water tight, ensuring there is no water ingress or leakage from the pit, leading to a long lasting, clean, well-lit and overall better working environment for technicians. We will also have information about our range of health and safety products, such as pit covers and barriers

Contact us Visit: Email: Call: 01775 821222

ON THE RIGHT TRACK FOR ACOUSTIC, T H E R M A L A N D PA S S I V E F I R E P E R F O R M A N C E With over 45 years’ experience, Siderise passive fire and acoustic insulation systems provide high-performance solutions for the rail industry without compromise. Coaches built incorporating our rigorously tested thermo-acoustic insulation, benefit from improved sound absorption, reduced sound transmission and improved reaction-to-fire performance to EN45545-2. The result, all-round comfort and peace of mind – from roof, to floor, to walls. •

Exceptional thermal and acoustic performance

Thermo-acoustic insulation rail products are independently tested for fire, smoke and toxicity performance (to EN45545-2)

In-house acoustic engineers to assist with product selection

Wide range of products including vibration damping materials

Get on the right track at

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RAIL INDUSTRY MTAG are expert manufacturers of composite parts for the rail, aerospace and leisure sectors. MTAG Composites manufacture high quality Phenolic, Epoxy, Polyester Glass and Carbon Fibre reinforced plastic mouldings with a diverse product mix. Market leaders in Phenolic (GRPh) Mould Tools and Products that meet stringent British and European Fire Standards.

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Jig Making

Heritage/Legacy parts


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Electrical Components

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RTM (Resin Transfer Mould)

Full in-house service

Closed Mould

Consulting and R&D

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New jobs board launched to revolutionise rail recruitment “Our aim is to become the go-to jobs website for the entire rail industry,” says Dean Bruce, as he launches RBD Rail Recruiter – a new jobs board exclusively for the rail sector


revolutionary new jobs board which will transform the rail recruitment market is now live.

At a time the industry needs it most, RBD Rail Recruiter has been launched in direct response to the sector’s call for a fresh, new and different approach to modernise the jobs market. The innovative platform — www. — allows rail organisations to find the right candidates and help job seekers easily find their dream job. RBD Rail Recruiter is the latest venture to be launched by The Business Daily Group of companies, which includes the hugely popular Huge investment RBD Rail Recruiter is led by Dean Bruce who joined Rail Business Daily in 2020, bringing 21 years of marketing experience to the rail industry’s media and profileraising business. He is now taking on the important task of developing this new product which complements RBD’s existing services. He said: “With upcoming investment — such as the Integrated Rail plan — there's a huge opportunity for those already in rail and those wanting to pursue a career in rail. “So now feels like the perfect time to launch a rail sector-specific jobs board to help to connect people with rail jobs and those opportunities.” Dean is attending the RSN exhibition and can be met at the RBD stand where he will explain more about how Rail Recruiter works. He added: “We want everyone working in the rail industry to pursue a successful career and to make best advantage of the opportunities available, and we want businesses working directly in rail and in the wider supply chain to be able to find the talent they need to grow and prosper. “Rail Business Daily strives to be a force for good in the rail industry and this philosophy is shared by RBD Rail Recruiter as we connect rail talent with rail businesses. “Our aim is to make things as easy as possible. Whether you are looking to fill a vacancy or find a job we want to make it simple and straightforward.” Job-seekers are already signing up for an account at which allows them to make applications

Come and meet Dean Bruce at RSN 2022 in the RBD’s I Zone at the touch of a button. They can also sign up for job alerts to avoid missing out on the latest opportunities. For job-seekers, one of the huge advantages is the ability to use the website to create a bespoke and detailed CV. The platform also offer regularly updated career advice to help them succeed with their applications.

Rail Business Daily strives to be a force for good in the rail industry and this philosophy is shared by RBD Rail Recruiter David McLoughlin, chief executive of Rail Business Daily, said RBD Rail Recruiter will make an instant difference to the rail jobs market. He said: “Our ambition in creating in 2017 was to be a force for good for the railways, championing the great businesses and people who make such a positive difference in keeping passengers and freight on the move across Britain. “RBD Rail Recruiter is the next chapter in our service to the railway, coming at a time when the jobs market is tough. The platform has been developed after discussion and input from recruiters and job-seekers, so it’s a jobs board developed in direct response to the needs of the modern world."

RBD Rail Recruiter will draw on the wealth of experience and contacts the RBD expert team have, ensuring organisations and job-seekers are in the best position to succeed. “There is a clear gap with insufficient provision existing within the sector, and current suppliers are out of touch. “I am regularly hearing the right candidates aren’t being found quickly enough,” added David. RBD Rail Recruiter is an independent business that will work closely with existing Rail Business Daily brands to reshape how recruitment works in the railway industry. Uniquely positioned Dean added: “Recruiters can add and change jobs quickly, use advanced filters to find and connect with the talent they are looking for and they can set up candidate alerts to make sure they are talking to the best candidates as soon as they become available. “And we are uniquely positioned to speed up the recruitment process by giving vacancies an extra boost in the highly popular Rail Business Daily on and offline publications. “Our aim is to become the go-to jobs site for the entire rail industry, a single source where all of the current rail industry jobs and job seekers can be connected.” If you have current recruitment needs and want to talk to Dean please call 01924 665960 or email Visit us at: Alternatively you can meet Dean at RSN in the IZone.

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EGIS has been operating in the UK for 25 years. Through our engineering and independent certification businesses we offer engineering expertise, innovative solutions and a full suite of certification services to the international rail industry, including passenger rolling stock, freight, on track plant and machines, signalling, telecoms, civil infrastructure and electrification.

Why visit our stand? Visit us at stand A4 to talk to our technical experts and meet the AEGIS EMC and testing teams to see first-hand the specialist equipment they use when performing tests on new, modified or troublesome vehicles.

Contact us Visit: Email: Call: + 44 (0) 1332 384 302

First class engineering company improving the life span of Class 375 Gangways Based in Warrington, Cheshire, Jones Nuttall specialise in rail and light rail overhaul and refurbishment, particularly electromechanical traction components and assemblies. Additionally, Jones Nuttall offers a wide range of services such as reverse engineering, fabrication and CNC machining. Having been established for over 50 years, Jones Nuttall understands that price, quality and lead times are of paramount importance. We work with our customers to deliver their requirements for cost-effective solutions time after time. Bombardier has previously awarded Jones Nuttall two separate contracts to refurbish gangways, increasing the life span of the gangways. The decision to award these contracts was based on historical and proven ability to supply component parts to customer specifications on time and within project budgets.

Another part of the refurbishment process are flexitors which join the gangway to the train carriage. Jones Nuttall and Atkins consultancy collaborated on re-designing these back in 1998, considerably increasing the flexitors life span. In an industry where reputation is everything you will not find a more committed and focused company than Jones Nuttall, with a genuine interest in every job.

Both programmes have been successful, the second contract was a total of 224 gangways refurbished to an agreed customer specification. We completed two gangways each week over the course of the contract. Part of the refurbishment was the anti-friction liners, made from Railko NF21 and Feroform, these are machined within our laminate division on one of three CNC routers. Jones Nuttall also machined the aluminium rubbing plates that fitted the gangways, on one of the 11 CNC Hurco milling machines located in the precision engineering division. By machining all elements in house Jones Nuttall had complete control ensuring the contract was completed to the agreed timeframe.

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Belvoir Rail

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elvoir Rail Ltd has many years’ experience providing the rail industry with a broad range of products, engineering solutions and assembly services for passenger and infrastructure rolling stock. Belvoir Rail is a customer-focused business and a key strength is the ability to quickly understand and interpret customer requirements to identify the most suitable and appropriate product and/or solution.

Why visit our stand? Belvoir Rail is a distributor for a number of quality brands including Valeo Thermal Systems (heating), Dan Dryer (hand dryers), Belvoir LED Lighting Solutions (lighting). Come visit our stand to see the latest products.

Contact us Visit: Email: Call: 0115 989 2760

Sabre Rail are the UK’s leading dedicated rail component and systems overhaul specialist, with over 30 years experience in refurbishment services for customers across the industry. Brake Systems & Components Suspension Systems & Dampers Compressed Air Supply & Air Treatment Packages Current Collection Door-gear HVAC Pneumatic Valves Engineering & Testing


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Contact Sabre Rail today to see how we can improve your fleet reliability.

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We have the solution to your energy needs HOPPECKE and INTILION are experts in customised rail battery systems. Our energy storage solutions are used globally for railway applications.

HOPPECKE: proven FNC (NiCad) or valve regulated lead acid batteries ensure virtually maintenance-free operation, in a unique electrical and mechanical design.

INTILION: lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries offer superior energy storage and power management, including built-in thermal management in a fire-proof housing.

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lfatronix is the UK’s leading manufacturer of DC-DC voltage converters, USB and wireless charging, low voltage disconnect products and AC-DC power supplies, offering onboard passenger accessible charging solutions into the rail sector. The PV65R USB charger range offer all of the performance benefits of the PVPRO range but with additional protection to meet the rigorous standards required for the rail industry. Whether you’re installing into carriage walls, bulkheads or seat fittings to include underneath the seat in a mounting POD, Alfatronix have a wide variety of products to suit most applications and also offer the rail approved voltage converters to provide the isolation required to operate equipment safely with multiple input voltage ranges and power ratings.

Why visit our stand? Alfatronix will be exhibiting a new range of USB A and C and C only charging solutions to include IP65 configurations. In addition, there will also be the podsole, which is a totally versatile and secure wireless charging console with quick charge USB charging port that can be customised to enable the customer to brand the product by graphics and coloured non-slip buttons.

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Digital engineers with a passion for rail Where is your business now? Digital Transformation, probably one of the most over used phrases you will hear all year but what does it actually mean to you and your organisation? What benefits can be delivered? Digirail understand that in order to get to where you want to be, you need to understand where you are. The needs of an organisation starting off on their journey will be very different to those with large IT teams at an advanced stage. Whether it’s an initial consulting engagement to help decide where to start or specific skills to augment your existing team, DigiRail can help. Whether it’s delivering efficiencies, improving safety or adding to and improving the services you deliver to your customers Digirail can help, one project at a time.

Tom Clare, Managing Director tells us: “We have the proven ability to deploy agile teams quickly, with little or no setup cost. We start with the basics by delivering simple affordable projects that gain rapid adoption and deliver both financial and customer benefits quickly and efficiently. We help clients chose the right software applications and tools for their needs, to create long lasting economic value whilst retaining knowledgeable teams, allowing them to work smarter not harder”. Visit us on Stand E9 to find out how you can accelerate your digital journey today!

DigiRail is a subsidiary of DVT, a Dynamics Technologies company, with over 1 500 staff and 13 group companies providing a comprehensive range of software and digital solutions across multiple industries and sectors +44 (0)20 45773400

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TOMORROW’S PRODUCTS TODAY Mattei provides technically advanced Rotary Vane Compressor solutions for both onboard and infrastructure applications, precisely matching the needs of the client in the UK and throughout the Global rail market. By offering reliable, efficient and durable products, Mattei is helping to shape the future success of the Rail industry, together with making an important contribution in providing lower cost of ownership, utilising well proven and established technology.

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ince the 1950s Mattei has been designing, developing and manufacturing rotary vane air compressors. Although the majority of the compressor manufacturers and assemblers choose competing technologies for their compressor systems, (screw and piston technology), the Mattei rotary vane compressor has many years of industry proven advantages which have helped shape its current client base. • A simple, compact design leads to high resilience in extreme operating conditions. • The absence of roller and thrust bearings eliminates the need to frequently overhaul the compressor. • The extremely low energy consumption provides impressive running cost savings. With these advantages, the Mattei brand has grown to be a top contender in the rail industry in support of on-board applications. This ongoing work has allowed the Mattei compressor to evolve at a rapid pace. In recent years, both geometrical optimisation of the rotor, stator and blades and the more recent introduction of sprayed lubricant injector cooling, has led to further improvements in specific energy in the order of eight per cent over Mattei’s currently available state-ofthe-art compressors. This work has allowed Mattei to take its rotary vane concept and diversify into different market sectors: oil and gas, automotive, waste heat recovery and rail. Building on this success, Mattei has developed a complete and comprehensive range of rotary vane compressors to support the pneumatic applications in operation on today’s rolling stock vehicles, namely: braking systems, door actuation, suspension, wipers and horns, auxiliary panels, pantographs and sand boxes.

For more than 20 years, Mattei has stepped up its research and development spending, realising the untapped potential of its proprietary technology. According to a recent PNEUROP-backed European study, Mattei offers the best specific energy performance across its industrial range of compressors compared to any other global manufacturer.

there are currently Mattei compressors with over 35,000 hours of operation with the original factory fitted vanes and bush bearings. This makes the compressor ideal for any on-board application, without any loss or degradation in performance over the working life of the compressor. Mattei is continually innovating with sustainability at its forefront, developing customised service kits with all OEMs, working around the client’s preferred maintenance intervals and other operational functions. The service kits have all the necessary parts under one part number, as well as specially formulated lubricants to withstand arduous operating conditions, while providing non-toxicity and biodegradability.

Mattei compressors offer more than just compressed air! They deliver a century of manufacturing expertise, providing unrivalled flexibility from compressor packages which can be fitted into the smallest available space envelope, thanks to the compact and lightweight nature of the design. The working life of an industrial Mattei rotary vane compressor has been proven to operate well above the 200,000 hour mark. In rail applications RSN Derby 2022


RISAS improves the supply chain’s performance and effectiveness whilst removing duplication and waste...


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RISQS: Delivering both value and benefit to the railway

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Members of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) gathered in Coventry recently for the organisation’s second ‘annual’ conference

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ISQS is the pre-qualification service which provides the industry’s 90

buyers – including Transport for London and Network Rail – with the assurance and confidence to do business with the railway industry’s 4,000 suppliers. Administered by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), RISQS is run by the industry, for the industry to reduce supply chain risk by ensuring businesses have the capabilities they claim and the processes to apply their capabilities safely. The first annual conference was held in 2019. COVID-19 then intervened, making the 2022 event, held at the Coventry Building Society Stadium in Coventry, the second event. 30

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“We have created a new audit and scheduling tool, which streamlines our processes, and we are investing in the latest innovations”

Delegates heard from a range of speakers from across the industry on topics that were of interest to all. Tony Howard, director of assurance at the RSSB, hosted the conference.

The industry and the environment Paul McLaughlin, RSSB’s commercial officer, opened proceedings by explaining that RSSB, a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, was formed following the Cullen Inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove disaster. RISQS is its cross-industry assurance scheme and every penny generated remains in the industry.

rail is already the greenest form of public transport, still more needs to be done to hit zero carbon by 2040 and it is essential that small businesses be given the opportunity to participate in the ‘Race to Zero’ campaign.

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Net zero does not necessarily mean zero emissions, he commented, but any remaining carbon in the industry will need to be offset to hit that ‘net zero’ target. All companies need to establish a carbon baseline, so they can then judge how they are performing over the coming years.

As a result, costs have been reduced by 20 per cent in the first four years of RSSB’s involvement and there will be no increase in audit day rates in 2022. “We have strengthened our data insight capabilities to allow us to identify industry-wide issues”, he said. “We have created a new audit and scheduling tool, which streamlines our processes, and we are investing in the latest innovations as part of the next evolution of the RISQS platform.” The Railway Industry Association’s David Clarke stated that RISQS is all about connecting buyers with suppliers. He reminded delegates that those buyers are not just Network Rail, Transport for London and HS2, but also other organisations in the railway and their principal contractors.

Transparent, clear and open

“The government wants to send a clear message, cheapest up front is not the same as best value overall” The railway’s responsibility to the environment was the subject of James Brewer’s talk. Head of rail supply chains in the rail team at BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), he commented that, although

“The government wants to send a clear message,” he told delegates. “Cheapest up front is not the same as best value overall. With that in mind, all contracting authorities should consider the following national priority outcomes in their procurement activities: creating new businesses, new jobs and new skills; improving supplier diversity, innovation and resilience; tackling climate change; and reducing waste.” This theme was taken up by the next speaker – George Davies, RSSB’s director of sustainable development. He talked on recycling, introducing the concept of the ‘circular economy’ in which scarce resources are recycled and reused, and the long-term problem of a shortage of potable water. This, he said, should be reserved for drinking and he urged the industry to come up with new ways to source and conserve water for its other needs.

Social responsibility The industry’s social responsibility was the topic of a presentation by Claire Dove CBE, the Crown representative for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE). Joining the conference remotely, she said that government has huge responsibilities in this area, defining social enterprises as businesses that trade but do not seek to make profits for shareholders.

“Rail is a vital sector, contributing £43 billion to the UK economy and employing over 700,000 people. It is a big, big industry and also let’s not forget that for every pound that we spend on investing on the railway we get £2.50 in the wider economy.”

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Looking forward to Great British Railways, David described RIA’s five tests for the new organisation: “There should be no hiatus in workflow – GBR should be transparent, clear and open, with suppliers – it should be accessible to the private sector – it must ensure the industry is able to thrive, increasing revenue, reducing costs and, for us as suppliers, increasing productivity – and it must leave a positive legacy in terms of constantly improving safety as an industry but also building a bigger and better railway for UK plc and the Great British public.

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Rupert Lown The challenge is not confined to the rail sector, she said, but VCSE organisations can make a large contribution to the levelling-up agenda and not to involve them will be a missed opportunity.

connected devices on board as part of its systems, the possibility of someone acting maliciously becomes obvious. “If data can flow,” she said, “then someone can connect…”

about the practicalities. But when you are using mature operating systems and slightly older than ideal laptops and complex trains that have been modified over their lifecycle, it is actually quite difficult to prevent problems.”

RISQS scheme manager Phil Smith looked back at how RISQS had taken account of members’ comments in a ‘You Said – We Did’ session. As examples, members had said that they needed a greater level of confidence in the decisions being made by the scheme. In response, RISQS has introduced a robust governance process that is subject to impartial internal review and external assessment, providing greater control, transparency and accountability in all operations.

“This is all about people, and people come to work for a wage, do a day’s work, go home again at the end of the day”

Daniel Scully, the chief operating officer of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, talked about modern slavery and exploitation. It’s a major problem – in 2021, 12,727 people were admitted to the National Referral Mechanism and the true figure of those affected in the UK could well be closer to 100,000. Even in a regulated and safety-certified industry such as rail, possibilities still exist for unwary employers of casual labour to be caught out, and Daniel gave some tips on what to look out for.

Risk and safety In addition, members had asked for help in further identifying potential supply chain risk. RISQS is now moving towards a more intelligent system for the benefit of both the buyer and supplier communities. Two presentations followed that warned delegates of some of the challenges of doing business in today’s world. Dr Emma Taylor, head of digital safety at RazorSecure, gave her perspective on cybersecurity. With a single modern train having as many as 100 internet32

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Companies need to make sure that no one can hack in via public Wi-Fi, that the maintenance technician, when updating software, does it in the correct way and doesn’t plug in an uncontrolled laptop. “We see all sorts of variants,” Emma continued. “We try not to share all the horror stories because, if you make cyber a horror story, then nobody thinks

Network Rail The final sessions of the day were turned over to Network Rail. Chief health and safety officer Rupert Lown spoke on the safety framework and safety expectations, and also covered learning from accidents and preventing repeats – a session that was to have been led by director of regulator liaison Allan Spence except he was on the way back from Ukraine having handed over five vehicles loaded with tools that Network Rail had donated to Ukrainian railways.

Rupert said that the hardest thing in his job was visiting the family of a Network Rail employee to explain why their loved one wouldn’t be coming home that day. “I’ve done it on too many occasions,” Rupert said, sombrely. “It’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever done in my life. I never want to repeat it.

Refreshed knowledge Some of the accidents were down to people doing things they should never have done and that they should have known not to do. Engineers are being retrained and having their safety knowledge refreshed to prevent recurrences, but everyone on the railway needs to remain vigilant and report any deviation from safety protocols. Network Rail’s safety task force has made a big push to eliminate red zone working, under which engineers go onto the live railway to carry out work between trains. It has been a fact of life on the railway for years, yet the tragedies at Margam in July 2019 and at Surbiton in February 2021 demonstrate how unsafe a practice it is. Over the last two-and-a-half years, over 99 per cent of unassisted lookout working has been eliminated on Network Rail’s infrastructure.

David Clarke

Network Rail’s commercial director Dal Chatta spoke last and on one of the topics everyone in the room had been waiting for. Network Rail’s procurement was his topic, and he explained that procurement had already begun for Control Period 7 (CP7) that will commence on 1 April 2024.

“Over the last two-and-a-half years, over 99 per cent of red zone working has been eliminated on Network Rail’s infrastructure”

He laid out what was important to Network Rail, gave details of the goods and services it would be procuring for CP7, and explained its use of RISQS. Answering a question, he confirmed that, while all safety-critical work needed to be undertaken by RISQS-audited firms, Network Rail reserved the right to contract with non-RISQS companies for high-street non-railway work such as car parks and the like.

Delegates were also reminded that the second highest risk to railway workers is driving to and from site, so employers need to take steps to prevent fatigue and enforce drug and alcohol regulations.

Income shortfall How much it will receive for CP7 is yet to be decided. Even if the railway returns to 80 per cent of its pre-pandemic passenger numbers, that is still an estimated income shortfall of £2.4 billion a year, or £12 billion over a control period. “The railway has changed forever,” he said, referring to COVID-19. Looking forward, Network Rail will be looking for its suppliers to help with its four pillars of sustainability – establishing a low-emission railway, improving resilience to climate change, improving biodiversity and minimising waste, as well as deliver its efficiency challenges.

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A talk on accidents over the last two years highlighted the risks still present on the railway. From the derailment and crash at Carmont, scene of the first passenger fatality since Grayrigg on 23 February 2007, to accidents at Roade junction, Surbiton and elsewhere that resulted in rail worker deaths, it was a sobering list.

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“This is all about people, and people come to work for a wage, do a day’s work, go home again at the end of the day, knowing that they have been paid, knowing they have done a good job.” Rupert’s comments, and the way he delivered them, really brought home how safety is personal and that everyone should look out for everybody else.

The two sessions with Network Rail concluded the day’s proceedings. Judging by the number of delegates that stayed until then end, it had been a well-received conference with interesting presentations from engaged speakers. Hopefully it won’t be another three years until the next annual event! RSN Derby 2022


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Craig & Derricott Ltd

Stand: E7



elebrating 100 years of manufacturing, British company Craig & Derricott has earned a reputation for developing and supplying quality reliable products to the industrial and rail industries. We have extensive engineering experience in all aspects of rail rolling stock and infrastructure, in the UK and across the world, supplying an wide range of products including rolling stock components, LED lighting and TFL approved switchgear. With our team of specialist engineers, we offer a consultancy option to work within the engineering and project management teams of rolling stock manufacturers, infrastructure, UK train operators and ROSCOs, component OEMs as well as overseas operators and suppliers. We cover all disciplines including supporting new and legacy rolling stock projects to deliver a complete end-to-end solution.

Why visit our stand? Visit our stand to see our latest products including LED lighting products, drivers cab controls and panels. Stop by for a chat and discuss our full product and engineering solutions and how they can keep you on track.

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Infodev EDI

Stand: J2


nfodev EDI is the world’s leader in raw accuracy for automatic passenger counting systems. Infodev EDI is renowned for its cutting-edge technology. Our passenger counting systems consistently achieve a verified counting accuracy between 97.5 per cent and 99.5 per cent in trains without the application of any correction factors. Infodev EDI passenger counting equipment is fitted to UK train classes 142, 144, 150, 153, 155, 156, 158, 165, 168, 170, 185, 220, 221, 222, 321, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 333, 377, 378, 442 and to HST rakes and to many more vehicles worldwide.

Why visit our stand? Passenger ridership reporting, passenger growth management, revenue protection and our data analysis capabilities.

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Lifting and inspection equipment for maintenance of all rail vehicles. With over 40 years’ experience, Totalkare combines world class products with industry leading support to facilitate effective maintenance and repair.




DC Airco

Stand: L2


e manufacture products for air conditioning, heating, cooling, thermal management and chillers. Our products are used for rolling stock, public or cargo transport such as trains, trams, shuttles, locomotives, coaches, cabs, wagons, people movers and autonomous self-driving vehicles as well as infrastructure and military applications. We assist our customers to achieve a comfortable environment. Our low power — high output units are compact and can be easily installed on new and legacy trains, metros, trams, locomotive cabs and other rolling stock or public people movers, to enhance passenger and driver cab comfort.

Why visit our stand? Come and talk to us about cooling of cabs, saloons, batteries and equipment. Our products are currently fitted in over 800 rail applications in the UK.

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On Train Ltd

Stand: K2


n Train is a trusted partner for the delivery of On Train technical enhancements. We only provide services where our depth of specialist knowledge assures the client of successful delivery. Our clients include Transport for Wales, Porterbrook, Infodev EDI and Icomera, indicating the position that the company holds in providing the type of major projects often delivered by companies of much greater scale. On Train also uses its significant industry knowledge and experience to provide the following services: route to market services for international companies, sales assistance and practical services, including the maintenance and installation of DC Airco and Infodev EDI products. Call us if you are looking for UK sales assistance for higher technology products.

Why visit our stand? On Train is the gateway for DC Airco products in the UK and the UK sales representatives of Infodev EDI. We also provide complete turnkey products in a manner that demands little from our clients.

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As one of the UK’s leading subcontract metalwork companies, Hydram Engineering specialises in small to mediumsized fabrications predominantly made from sheet metal and tube, much of it powder coated, and often coming together as assembled components ready for lineside delivery. Hydram’s capacity is centred on hitech processes such as laser cutting, CNC punching and bending, with extensive welding facilities, including robotic cells, a power press section, three paint plants and a large area devoted to the assembly of components and cabinets. Quality is central to the business.

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Hydram is certified to the following standards: ISO 9001 Quality Standard, ISO 14001 Environmental Standard, ISO 3834-2 Welding Standard, BS EN 15085-2 Class 1 CWRVC Welding Standard, DIN 6701 Rail Bonding Standard, ISO 45001 Health and Safety Standard, Cyber Essentials.

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TVS Supply Chain Solutions

Delivering Supply Chain Optimisation

Demand Forecast Planning (DFP)

Cost Optimisation

Improved Stock Turn

Reduced Inventory and Obsolescent Stock

Increased Availability

Stand: C5


VS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) recognises a desire for the UK rail sector to begin exploring options to move to outsourcing their supply chain and operational requirements. Our expertise in transforming your supply chain will see us manage high-level strategic assets and support you to improve safety, performance, availability and reliability across your supplier base. TVS SCS’ solutions will enable the rail sector to focus on and enhance the passenger experience. We can source and manage an unrivalled range of parts and consumables, take on your supplier relationships and contribute to finding solutions to inventory management problems and obsolescence. We take a combination of our experience delivering transformational change in other sectors and apply expert knowledge in our approach to the rail sector.

Why visit our stand? We can source and manage an unrivalled range of parts and consumables to transform your supply chain.

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Transforming the Rail Sector’s Supply Chain


Tools and Consumables

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Greenbank expansion boosts firm’s rail sector ambitions


he occupancy of a high-profile manufacturing facility in Derby

“It also has a rich history in relation to the rail sector, and our occupancy has helped

has enabled a specialist engineering

to prevent the loss of essential railway

firm to further strengthen its presence

engineering skills and experience.”

within the rail sector supply chain.

Since moving onto the site, Greenbank

Building on successful partnership

has secured further contracts with long-

agreements involving the manufacture

term partner Datum for the manufacture

of cab assemblies for trains destined

of cabs for a number of UK operators.

for southern England, the Greenbank

The contracts have included the design

Group has significantly expanded its operations since taking over part of the former Garrandale factory.

and manufacture of unique jigs, fixtures and drilling templates to assemble and weld the cab structure. This has

Since moving into the facility in August

involved adopting poka-yoke – or mistake

2021 and taking on a number of former

proofing – methodology within the design

Garrandale employees, Greenbank

process and the development of special

has secured contracts to supply key

handling equipment for transporting

components for rail vehicles in the UK

and processing the cab through the

and overseas.

manufacture, painting and assembly

Charles Conroy, the company’s

process. The company is also meeting the

Managing Director, explained: “The

customer’s requirement for final fit out.

unit at the Northbridge Business

The 1,800sq m facility has also enabled

Park in Derby complements our other

Greenbank to fulfil orders for a Gangway

manufacturing facilities in Derbyshire,

Fitment Test Machine for a manufacturer

Nottinghamshire and Flintshire while

based in India. This involved partnering

significantly boosting workshop

with a specialised control company to


develop the software to operate the

equipment and provide the outputs required from the tests. For a client in Pittsburgh, USA, the company is developing bespoke fixturing to enable the accurate assembly of a people mover designed for flexible operation in both urban and airport transportation. Closer to home, Greenbank is also leading on a project to develop and install new compressor units for toilet systems on a heritage and rail tour operator’s Mark I and Mark II coaches and has provided a number of stainless steel water tank fabrications to fit to Class 170 diesel multiple units. Mr Conroy added: “Alongside our earlier investment to achieve EN 15085 Manufacturers of Railway Vehicles and Components Certification Level 1, the acquisition of the Derby facility is enabling further diversification into the rail sector. “We‘re now looking forward to forging even closer partnerships with key suppliers who can be confident of our commitment to engineering excellence.”

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Asset tracking – a vital tool in rail management P

rojections suggest the global rail asset management market will be worth $13.2 billion by 2026. But why is it such an important tool for rail and network operators? Asset management solutions can help optimise performance, lower failure rates, and reduce delays, creating a more costeffective, reliable, and punctual service that helps elevate the rail industry. The solutions further help reduce operational costs of infrastructure assets, such as signals, electrification systems, rail tracks, and rolling stock.

What is SALUS? SALUS stands for Serviceable Asset Location & Utilisation System. It can track and report on the location, status, and condition of assets both indoors and outdoors on the same network. Its radio signals pass quickly and securely across great distances, allowing the possibility to track assets over very large sites covering different depots, tracks and buildings infrastructure.

SALUS – The asset tracking solution from Astute Electronics Existing solutions are failing to deliver key market drivers: cost, power, accuracy, and flexibility, especially in indoor environments. SALUS is a technologically ground-breaking solution for industries where it’s imperative to monitor equipment, devices – even people – across a wide area to understand their behaviour.

Measurable efficiency benefits Asset tracking can drive informed decisions which deliver significant operational and productivity benefits, from condition monitoring to freight tracking and asset security. SALUS can be customised to track and report on inventory, such as engines, cars, bogies, welding stations, lifting gear etc, helping prevent inventory being unavailable, in bad condition or difficult to locate. SALUS can also help rail operators make predictive maintenance decisions from very early signs of underperformance and identifying and locating assets that require planned preventative maintenance; providing a systematic approach for the management of assets and helping drive towards best practice and compliance. Visit Stand E10 for a live demo





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A new dawn for Britain’s railways

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Announced last year, Great British Railways is seen by government as the answer to the long-called for rail reform


reat British Railways (GBR) is the result of the Williams-Shapps Plan

for Rail, announced in May 2021. The plan is for the state-owned public body to oversee the rail industry although there will be a few exceptions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, announcing the new body, said: “By creating Great British Railways and investing in the future of the network, this government will deliver a rail system the country can be proud of.” A transition team has been assembled that is responsible for creating GBR, and this is led by current Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines.

Strategic plan In December 2021 the Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) launched a call for evidence for a Strategic Plan that is designed to provide clear longterm plans for the future rail system. This closed on 4 February and sought views on how rail can boost the economy, level up the regions and deliver environmentally sustainable transport. 44

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“By creating Great British Railways and investing in the future of the network, this government will deliver a rail system the country can be proud of” GBRTT has been split into several key workstreams: policy and transformation, passenger and freight services, passenger revenue, fares, ticketing and retail, and strategy and planning. Speaking at a Rail Forum Midlands

(RFM) event in Parliament in March, Rail Minister Wendy Morton said the WilliamsShapps Plan for Rail seeks to introduce the biggest shake-up of the industry in a generation. She said: “It will fix long standing issues across the industry. Getting back to basics of delivering reliable and comfortable services. Ensuring that end-to-end passenger experience is effortless and accessible.” She also assured the industry that GBR will continue to collaborate, and said: “We will continue consulting with supply chain, building on the great collaboration between government around their bodies, and the rail supply industry that we’ve seen to date through delivering the sector deal. “And let me reassure you that this collaboration will continue when GBR is up and running. If this reform is to succeed, it must work for the supply chain for the thousands of businesses large and small that keep our trains moving every day. And they’re essential to the industry of the future.” However, the minister warned that there needs to be clear accountability. That is exactly what GBR will provide she said, with the body acting as a guiding mind for the industry.

with their existing powers, they will be expected to coordinate with GBR to deliver a single national rail network. This will include one website and app, as well as following a national branding and passenger standards.

Great British Railways aims to create more integration with local authorities and light rail The heavily criticised franchise model will be replaced by a concession contract system that will be controlled by the new body. The Department for Transport (DfT) said that this would be a similar model to that used by Transport for London (TfL) for the London Overground and Docklands Light Railway services.

Contracts and regions Within these new contracts there will be strong incentives for operators to run high-quality services and increase passenger numbers. The DfT said that there will not be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and that as demand recovers post-COVID operators on certain routes, particularly long-distance, will have more commercial freedom. “Affordable walkon fares and season ticket prices will be protected,” said the DfT. As well as the contracts, GBR will set fares and plan timetables while also collecting most of the fare revenue across most of England. When GBR was announced on 20 May 2021, the statement said it would “simplify the current mass of confusing tickets with new flexible season tickets and a significant roll-out of more convenient Pay As You Go, contactless and digital ticketing on smartphones.”

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A competition will choose the location of the GBR headquarters, with 42 towns and cities expressing an interest in being the new home for Britain’s railways. A winner is expected to be announced this summer.

The regional divisions will also manage the local and regional budgets, integrate track and train as well as integrating rail with other local transport. The regions are Scotland, North West and Central, Eastern (which includes the East Coast main line), Wales and Western and Southern (which includes HS1).

“The 30-year strategy is crucial – it will embed an alignment of the industry’s view” Operators not affected by the planned changes are Elizabeth line, London Overground, Merseyrail, ScotRail and TfW Rail. Combined authorities are also not affected by the creation of GBR. However, while the devolved administrations will be able to continue

Progress At a rail industry event in early May, GBRTT lead director Anit Chandarana provided an update on the plans. He said GBRTT was creating a 30-year industry strategy and that the team was working towards a draft strategy being published before the end of the year. This, he said, would set the direction for the whole industry, whether track, train or supply chain. “The 30-year strategy is crucial – it will embed an alignment of the industry’s view, setting a clear direction for decades to come,” he said on 4 May. Regarding passenger revenue, Anit said that there is a challenge ahead, but GBRTT’s work to join up revenue, demand and financial sustainability alongside wider customer experience improvements, creates an opportunity to improve rail’s competitive position in relation to other transport modes. He explained that GBRTT is working with the DfT on the delivery of reform of fares, ticketing and retail. The most recent Spending Review allocated £360 million to address this issue and Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has appointed GBRTT to take the industry-lead role in developing and delivering what Anit described as: “a revolution in customer experience on the railway.”

Current infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) is already government-owned and will be absorbed into GBR. The new body will take over ownership of all the infrastructure throughout Britain that is currently owned by Network Rail.

The budgets and delivery will be held at a local level and a national level, with regional divisions managing concession contracts, stations and infrastructure.

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There will be five regional divisions within GBR and these are based on Network Rail’s Putting Passengers First programme.

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Royal Assent could then be achieved in Spring 2023. This is important as there is a suggestion that a General Election could be held next year. This timeframe, our source said, would mean GBR could be actively mobilised in the first part of 2023 and be in place by the end of next year. However, if the July deadline this year is missed then there is a real risk that the legislation could not pass through both the House of Commons and the House of Lords in time. If that was to materialise and all legislative progress hasn’t been completed before the General Election, then the Bill goes back to the start. The opposition view This will include a rollout plan for digital ticketing, which needs to be devised, and simplifying the customer experience. “We live in a society of convenience, and we need to make sure that the industry matches expectations, keeping up with technological advances is a must as part of our reform. This is part of the big picture – attracting customers back to the railway,” he said. GBRTT will explore new partnerships as part of the devolution process, aimed at understanding the priorities of local transport bodies and how any such partnership can deliver the strategic objectives of all partners involved, which would include both GBRTT and the government. “Every part of the work we do for fares, ticketing and retail will be focusing on bringing customers back to the railway and making sure decisions take into consideration the impact on revenue recovery,” he added. GBRTT has also been commissioned by the DfT to develop a range of rail freight growth target options. Anit said that the team will be seeking industry input to understand the freight industry’s ambitions and challenges. “We will support freight users and as this work is developed and implemented – they will see a change for the better,” he said. “Improving the freight and logistics sector is a priority and will secure economic, environmental and social benefits across the country.” Next steps Legislation is required to, among other things, formally bring the franchising authority and infrastructure management functions together in one new body via GBR. The DfT is currently undertaking work to consult on the legislative changes. Anit said that while GBRTT awaits the changes, there is much that can be progressed without legislation and that a significant amount has already been done. “Undoubtedly, we face a big challenge 46

with the ongoing impact of the pandemic and the unpredictability of passenger recovery combined with the reforms that we are progressing. But with this challenge, there is huge potential – the reforms GBR will bring as the industry’s guiding mind will unleash huge new opportunities, including for the private sector,” he said. The team is very mindful of distraction risk. Anit said: “We need to achieve change, while ensuring that Network Rail continue to oversee the operational railway to keep that performing safely and effectively during the transition.” He added that it is imperative industry leaders, and their people, continue delivering the day-to-day passenger and rail freight services.

“This is part of the big picture – attracting customers back to the railway” “This is a time of opportunity, the government has shown its confidence in the railway – through additional support over the last couple of years, as well as its investment plans. As a collective, we’ve got a responsibility to deliver this reform.” A senior RBD source explained that in the interest of getting early legislation through, the detail may not be as thorough as expected, however the source suggests that’s the right decision. “I think the last thing the industry needs is a very extended hiatus over two, three, four or five years,” they said. There is a window required which suggests that should a Bill be presented in Parliament before July then it could have a second reading in the late Autumn.

Labour Shadow Minister Tan Dhesi said there have been many soundbites with regards to GBR. He added: “Whether it actually happens within this parliament is a huge question. It may take several years for that to actually come to fruition. “But as far as the Labour Party is concerned, we are in favour of a guiding mind and organisation which actually stops the fragmented franchise model. But we think that the government hasn’t gone far enough to establish a system. “Once we are given a mandate by the British people, we will then come up with a consolidated plan as to what we think. And we will then implement that accordingly.” He said there are certain things within the GBR plans that Labour agrees with and others the party doesn’t agree with. He added: “The consultations they’ve made with industry, for example, would also be relevant. We will look very, very closely at that. “I think the pace of change has been too slow.” The shadow minister claimed that the pandemic was the perfect opportunity for the government to bring rail back into public ownership. He said there also needs to be more integration with devolution in terms of rail, buses and light rail. “We need to give more power to the regional mayors so that they can have a Londonstyle system.” The Labour belief, he said, is that major infrastructure projects actually happen. “There’s no point in talking about GBR if we cannot have those infrastructure projects happening. “HS2 Eastern Leg will not be completed, the plug has been pulled on the Western link to Heathrow that the Government committed to about a decade ago and there’s still not a single spade in the ground.” Almost as soon as the privatised railway came into force in the mid-1990s there have been constant calls for the industry to change its model. GBR is expected to deliver that change.

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Siemens Mobility launches faster, cleaner and more sustainable hybrid train

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Fuelled by hydrogen, the new Mireo Plus H has been developed in conjunction with Deutsche Bahn


ased on the Mireo platform, the train has been developed in cooperation with German state operator Deutsche Bahn (DB). Fuelled by hydrogen, the only emissions are water vapour emitted as steam, which will help DB achieve its goal of reducing rail-related CO₂ emissions to zero. Diesel replacement Intended to replace diesel multipleunit trains on commuter and regional routes where electrification is not a viable option, the new Mireo Plus H has been launched as a two-car train with a range of up to 800km. Its traction motors develop 1.7MW, giving the train a top speed of 160km/h and acceleration similar to its all-electric equivalent.


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“Its traction motors develop 1.7MW, giving the train a top speed of 160km/h” A three-car version will also be made available. This will have an increased range of 1,000km due to the additional storage room available on the roof of the third car.

The new train has been developed as part of the H2goesRail project, funded by the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology and €13.74 million from the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV). The German federal government aims to electrify 75 per cent of the country’s rail network by 2030. However, some lines are just not economic to electrify, and it is for these routes that Siemens has developed the Mireo Plus H. The hydrogen fuel cells, developed in conjunction with specialist manufacturer Ballard of Canada, convert the hydrogen and oxygen taken from the air into electricity that is then stored in lithium-ion batteries. These then power electric traction motors in the conventional way.

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Overhead or battery The electrical system is based on that of the Mireo Plus B, an electric train that can run on overhead wires when they are available and on its batteries alone when no overhead power is available. It has a range of 80km on batteries alone and is used on short branch lines off the main network. A total of 51 train sets are already on order for use on two lines in Germany, and a further seven have recently been ordered to operate on two lines in the Midtjylland region of Denmark. The Mireo Plus H does not use the overhead line, although there is probably no reason why it couldn’t be configured to do so. Instead, hydrogen stored in tanks on the roof is its sole source of power. Stored at 350bar pressure, the train can be quickly refuelled using a specially designed mobile hydrogen infrastructure. This solution can be delivered by road and installed at convenient locations. The first installation will be at Siemens’ test track at Wildenrath, close to the Dutch border, where the new train will undergo its first trials. Green hydrogen The refuelling process, from hydrogen tanks at 500bar pressure, is managed by a specially designed fuel process control and communication in the Deutsche Bahn mobile refueller that results in a refuelling time no different from that of a diesel-powered train, meaning current service schedules will need no alteration. The fuel itself is to be ‘green hydrogen’, produced by electrolysis using wind-generated electricity at night when demand is low, as distinct from hydrogen produced as a byproduct of ‘dirty’ chemical processes.

“The refuelling time is no different from that of a dieselpowered train” During 2023, the Mireo Plus H will start testing in Baden-Württemberg and will enter passenger service in 2024 between Tübingen, Horb and Pforzheim. It will replace a diesel train, saving some 330 tonnes of CO₂ a year. A second Mireo Plus H will enter service in the state of Bavaria at about the same time.

“In Europe, there are still around 15,000 diesel-powered trains in operation,” Siemens project manager Jochen Steinbauer explained at the launch. “These are mainly used on nonelectrified routes. Electrification of these routes cannot be implemented overnight – it requires investment and it requires time. There are also routes where this is simply not possible or not economical, even in the long term. For this reason, in addition to the electrification of lines, we need other options to gradually replace diesel-powered vehicles. “Hydrogen-powered trains, such as these new multiple units, can enable completely emission-free transport when using green hydrogen. Our newly developed hydrogen train, the Mireo Plus H, together with Deutsche Bahn’s hydrogen storage trailer, must be seen as a complete system.”

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Saving carbon output Over the 30-year lifetime of a train, Siemens Mobility estimates that using green hydrogen will save up to 15,000 tonnes of carbon compared to a similar diesel train. At a CO₂ cost of €55 per tonne, that represents a saving of €825,000 over the life of the train. Deutsche Bahn intends to be carbon neutral by 2040. It therefore needs alternatives to its current fleet of diesel trains.

“We need to harmonise and optimise those three elements. “We also need to ensure we can operate a hydrogen train from day one. That’s why we as Deutsche Bahn developed the hydrogen infrastructure, secured the supply of the hydrogen for these new trains and join Siemens in the development and testing of the hydrogen train with focus on operational aspects.”

“We now have a fast, clean and sustainable solution that will slash CO₂ emissions on rail” “We see hydrogen as a complete system, comprising the train, the hydrogen infrastructure and the maintenance infrastructure,” said DB project manager Marc-Andre Saba.

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Siemens Mobility chief executive officer Michael Peter was pleased with his new train. “Together with Deutsche Bahn in the H2goesRail project, we now have a fast, clean and sustainable solution that will slash CO₂ emissions on rail routes that are not electrified,” he said. “There are more trials to come, but we are getting very close to seeing this train serving passengers very soon – great work and innovation by everyone involved.”



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Dellner Polymer Solutions Ltd


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We provide technologically advanced vibration control, rubber fabrication and bonding solutions to the global rail market along with glass and glazing solutions including windscreens, bodyside windows and luggage racks and stacks.

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FISA is serious about the UK market.

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With an order book that’s constantly growing and the advantage of local supply and after-sale product service, FISA is now the alternative partner for railway seats and interior components seriously dedicated to the UK market.

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Visit Flotec’s stand to discover why we are a trusted and leading supplier of reliable hose and engineering solutions to the rail rolling stock market.

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HJS is a leading manufacturers of emission reduction solutions. The HJS retrofit SCRT can be developed for a range of rail applications allowing them to meet latest emission standards. Visit us on Stand L7 to find out more.

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Jobson James Rail – The Rail Broker Why visit our stand?

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Jobson James Rail is an independent insurance broker with over 350+ railway company clients working in all aspects of the rail industry. We design and implement innovative insurance solutions through a detailed risk managementbased process developed by our directors over the last 20 years.

30 St Paul’s Square,

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Birmingham B3 1QZ Visit: Call: 07816 283949 Email:

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Luso Electronics Manchester Metrology Ltd Mattei Rail & Transportation Millenium Site Services UK

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Mors Smitt UK

Stand: D1 Why visit our stand?

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Mors Smitt is part of the Wabtec company which serves the rolling stock and signaling railway market with relays, circuit breakers, sensors and safety critical systems as AWS/ TPWS, APC and energy measurement.

Graycar Business Park, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8EN Website: Email: Telephone: +44 1283 357263

Motherson UK MTAG Composites Ltd Multi Mover UK Multipulse Electronics Ltd Norbar Torque Tools Ltd Nord-Lock Group Northwest Transport Supplies (NTS) Nubold Group ON train Why visit our stand? On Train is a proven partner for rail vehicle technical enhancements, maintenance and railway products. We provide managed projects for many train operators that keep their fleets operational and reliable.

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Ondrives Precision Gears Orange Train Wash Ltd Paintbox Petards Phoenix Dynamics PINET Industrie Plastic Coatings Ltd Portaramp UK Ltd Premier Rail Pits Product Assessment and Reliability Centre (PARC) Provertha PSV Wipers Ltd Rail Business Daily

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Why visit our stand?

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Come and talk to RBD about how we can help your company acquire new business and drive profitable relationships through our fullservice marketing solutions.

15 Mariner Court, Calder Park Wakefield, WF4 3FL Visit: Email: Call: 0800 046 7320

Rail Forum Rail Installation and Technical Services Ltd Railway Children Railway Industry Association Replin by Hainsworth

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RSG Engineering

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RISAS ensures key suppliers can become recognised as best-in-class. A RISAS certificate is evidence that an independent, robust, and transparent assessment of the supplier has taken place.

Antony Howard Director of Assurance – RISAS & RISQS, RSSB The Helicon, 1 South Place London, EC2M 2RB Website: Email:

Sabre Rail

E2 Why visit our stand?

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With 35 years of rolling stock system experience, Sabre Rail can improve fleet reliability. Why not visit stand E2 and meet the team and see how we keep your vehicles moving?

Business Park, Grindon Way, Heighington Lane, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6SH Website: Email: Telephone: 01325 300505





Sella Controls Limited Semcon SLC Operations SOLO Rail Solutions

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Southco Manufacturing Ltd


Why visit our stand?

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Southco offers an extensive portfolio of mechanical and electromechnical latches, locks, fasteners and hinges to enhance rail travel comfort and passenger safety, while also improving carriage security and operator efficiency.

Wainwright Road , Warndon,

STAUFF UK LTD Stewart Signs Stork Railway Services TBAT Innovation Ltd Tecforce Ltd Televic GSP Ten 47 TFC Ltd TIME 24 LTD Totalkare powered by Emanuel Train Bits & More TrainFX TrainFX TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd TT Electronics TVS Supply Chain Solutions Tyneside Safety Glass UK Rail Services Ltd UKRL Ltd Vivarail Westermo Whitmore Europe Ltd Witzenmann UK Ltd


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Worcester WR4 9FA Website: Email: Telephone: 01905 346722

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INNOVATE. • Our industry focused, highly skilled, experienced Engineers are the best in their field and work on innovative projects shaping the future of rail.

• Our willingness to share risk, enjoy the rewards and work together with our world wide customer base underpins our commitment to long term relationships


• Local vehicle build capabilities from our dedicated, fully equipped depot in the UK • Major fleet enhancement and conversion capabilities


• UK wide operations capabilities giving you piece of mind that the vehicle can be in location when required

• Management of all collection, delivery, testing and commissioning responsibilities through Loram 365 Control


• Delivering maintenance for high fleet reliability and availability from a dedicated maintenance facility at the RTC in Derby • Field base maintenance capabilities across mixed OTM, Engineering and Freight train fleets • Providing turnkey engineering solutions to boost fleet performance • All maintenance provided to meet Entity in Charge of Maintenance regulations

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