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    Rail Business Awards, London 23 February 2023

    CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST OF THE UK RAIL INDUSTRY - FOR 25 YEARS! Well established as the first national awards for the UK rail sector, the Rail Business Awards are committed to recognising and celebrating achievements in every aspect of the industry, from daily operations, safety and customer service to technical innovation and major projects. And we have a host of ‘people’ awards to recognise the contributions of individuals and teams who make such a difference to our fantastic industry. Visit the event website

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    ​SmartRail Europe 2023

    SmartRail Europe 2023 brings together high-level senior industry leaders, government officials and associations, along with infrastructure managers, passenger rail operators and industry suppliers to discuss cutting-edge developments in European policy, advanced signalling, telematics and communications technologies, decarbonisation, cybersecurity, integrated mobility, artificial intelligence and increased sustainability. Visit SmartRail Europe

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    SmartMetro 2023

    Smart Metro 2023 will provide a global meeting place for senior metro, tram and light rail industry experts. As cities face major urbanisation and congestion challenges, digitalisation, automation and shared mobility are rapidly changing the urban mobility landscape. Visit SmartMetro

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    SmartTransit Americas 2023

    Due to SEPTA recently announcing their plans for developing their network, taking inspiration from services in Europe and the announcement last year of the 8 potential expansion projects to take place in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, we are delighted to announce that Philadelphia will host this years SmartTransit Americas conference.

    The conference key topics include: Ticketing, post pandemic recovery, communications and onboard connectivity, transit orientated developments, condition monitoring and modal shift. Visit Smart Transit

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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.