Following last year’s successful return from the pandemic, it’s now full steam ahead for the spring edition of Railtex / Infrarail, the number one showcase for railway technology and infrastructure in the UK. Taking place from 10–12 May 2022 at Olympia London, the popular exhibition will once again bring the entire rail supply sector together, presenting the latest developments in sustainable and smart rail operations. Plenty of products and services, impressive on-track displays and a high-profile conference programme will help attendees to find, assess, and source the best suppliers and technical solutions for their specific railway needs.
Next stop: Olympia London – In less than two months, Railtex / Infrarail 2022, the leading UK trade event for the European railway sector, will open its doors in London. After a successful restart last September, the coming spring edition is met with much anticipation. Railtex / Infrarail was one of the industry’s first live events to return after the pandemic in 2021, with 5000 industry professionals in attendance, over the three days and a packed conference programme featuring 50 expert sessions.
“Last September was all about restoring opportunities for the rail sector to finally reconnect and meet in person” says Olaf Freier, Railtex / Infrarail Portfolio Director on behalf of event organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions. “For the upcoming show in May, we will intensify our efforts to further promote and support the rail industry’s progress in the post-pandemic world which will very much depend on the successful delivery of technology across the network.”
Build back better: Promising industry with significant need for technical innovation
The rail sector is widely considered to lead the way in sustainable travel and to play an essential role in rebooting Europe’s economy. With supply chains looking for new solutions to tackle capacity issues, lorry driver shortages and other challenges, rail can present a more efficient alternative. At the same time, industry experts see a significant need for digitalisation and modernisation in all areas of rail operations to further enhance the passenger travel experience, freight logistics services and overall efficiency.
“The railway industry wants to build back better but also in a greener, more environmentally friendly way and is prepared to maximise investment”, explains Olaf Freier. “Railtex and Infrarail visitors come from railway management, engineering, planning and technical design backgrounds, with real purchasing decision powers and investment plans. Meeting suppliers from the entire railway supply chain will help them identify the right technologies that hold the most potential for their railway operations.”