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SmartMetro – Vienna, Austria: 18-20 October, 2021

The congress provides the global meeting place for senior metro, tram, and light rail technology experts. As cities face major urbanisation and congestion challenges, digitalisation, automation, and shared mobility are rapidly changing the urban mobility landscape. Visit the website.

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    SmartRail Europe, Rome, Italy – 22 - 24 November 2021

    SmartRail hosts infrastructure managers, passenger rail, freight operators, and industry suppliers to discuss cutting-edge developments, including advanced signalling, telematics and communications technologies, data analytics, cyber security, integrated mobility, artificial intelligence, and increased sustainability.
    Supported by Shift2Rail and Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) - which will host visits to their operations - SmartRail Europe is the place to be to keep up-to-date with the latest technological developments and network with senior-level decision-makers.
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    24th Rail Business Awards - London, UK - 23 February 2022

    Celebrating achievements in the UK rail industry across technical projects, safety, marketing and customer service. Plus the success of individuals and teams who make such a difference to our fantastic industry.
    You can find all the information on how to enter the awards here

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    SmartTransit East, Boston 15th-17th March 2022

    SmartTransit East is the go-to event for senior transit industry figures from across North America. We will look at how digitalization and technology is revolutionizing transit, from enhanced analytics technologies to real-time passenger information systems. SmartTransit East is the event for transit executives looking to keep up with the pace of change.In 2022 we will host the event in Boston, MA where the local transit agency, MBTA is the official event partner. They will be providing attendees a tour around their operations as well as case studies from senior staff members on their recent initiatives; from ticketing to passenger safety. Visit the website

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Sustainability focus at the 24th Rail Business Awards


UK: The 24th Rail Business Awards is looking to recognise and celebrate excellence in sustainability and environmental initiatives across the UK rail sector. 


Rail Business Awards recognise outstanding people


UK: A highlight of the 24th Rail Business Awards to be presented on February 23 2022 will be the Richard Hope Award for an Outstanding Personal Contribution.


Wellbeing in Rail Award launched at the 24th RBAs


UK: Reflecting many of the challenges facing the rail sector over the past months, the 24th Rail Business Awards will include a new Wellbeing in Rail award, which is being introduced with the support of RSSB and the cross-industry Rail Wellbeing Alliance.


Celebrating excellence at the Rail Business Awards


UK: Paying tribute to the innovation, dedication and hard work that characterises the UK railway and its supply chain every single day, more than 500 guests from across the rail sector came together on February 27 for the 22nd Rail Business Awards.

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SmartRail Europe attracts global rail professionals


EVENTS: A cross-section of Europe’s most senior rail professionals will come together in Roma in May at SmartRail Europe, a bespoke conference organised by Railway Gazette Events and supported by Italian national infrastructure manager RFI and the European Union research body Shift2Rail.

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Railway Gazette to launch Richard Hope award


UK: To commemorate the life and career of former Railway Gazette Editor Richard Hope, who died in October 2019, the Railway Gazette Group is to launch a new award, which will be presented at the 22nd Rail Business Awards taking place in London on February 27.

SmartRail World is now Railway Gazette Events.

SmartRail World becomes Railway Gazette Events


EVENTS: Last year we saw a lot of change on the Railway Gazette Group. Now as we move into 2020, I am delighted to add more industry leading events to our growing portfolio.

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Rev Richard Coles to host 22nd Rail Business Awards


UK: The rail industry is gearing up for the 22nd Rail Business Awards, which take place at the beautifully refurbished Royal Lancaster Hotel in London’s west end on February 27 2020. The gala evening will be hosted by the multi-talented Rev Richard Coles, broadcaster, writer and Church of England priest.