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    24th Rail Business Awards, London 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.
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    SmartTransit East, Boston 15 - 17 March 2022

    Revitalising urban networks. Taking place in Boston, this go-to event will highlight the technical, commercial and operational opportunities for transit authorities and agencies seeking to renew their infrastructure and assets and leverage technology to deliver best practice in service delivery. As official event partner, Boston’s MBTA will be providing a pre-congress tour around its transit operations and presenting recent initiatives from ticketing and passenger safety to network expansion. Visit the event website

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    SmartTransit West, Denver 24 - 26 October 2022

    Developing next-generation mobility. This go-to congress will consider how technical innovation, operational flexibility and a strong customer focus are helping transit agencies to expand their networks and exploit new opportunities both urban and suburban. As official event partner, Denver RTD will be providing a pre-congress tour around its expanding light rail, commuter rail and bus networks and presenting recent initiatives in advanced signalling and real-time passenger information systems. Visit the event website

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    ​SmartRail Europe, Rome 13 - 15 June 2022

    SmartRail Europe is an event that focuses on high-speed passenger rail, freight rail, ERTMS signaling, interoperability across borders, passenger experience and communications technology. SmartRail Europe will provide fascinating content on all of these topics as well as providing the chance to meet representatives from operators and infrastructure managers from not only Europe but across the world.
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    SmartMetro, Hamburg 14 - 16 November 2022

    SmartMetro, incorporating the CBTC world congress, is an event that focusses on digitalisation, integrated mobility, predictive maintenance, efficient operations,  innovative payment technologies, CBTC signaling and state of the art communication systems and technologies that allow operators and infrastructure managers to provide services at a completely different level to those seen a few years ago. SmartMetro is a must attend event for those in the industry who want to stay ahead of the curve and learn about the innovative products, services and solutions within the industry and meet some of the Operators who are implementing these.
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Sustainability focus at the 24th Rail Business Awards


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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


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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.