Posted 11th March 2016 | 2 Comments

ExCeL London hosts Infrarail 2016

ExCeL London is the venue for this year’s Infrarail show, with more than 200 companies now preparing to present their latest products and innovations. Taking place from 12 to 14 April, this will be the eleventh of these events focusing on the systems, equipment and skills needed for building, managing and maintaining all elements of the railway’s fixed assets.

As well as bringing together companies active in the industry’s key sectors – civils, track construction and maintenance, signalling, communications, electrification and station equipment, the event will also feature specialists in consultancy, recruitment and training, occupational health and security. And this year some 75 exhibitors will be participating in Infrarail for the first time, many of them introducing new products and ideas to the rail market.

Infrarail 2016 will be opened on 12 April by Claire Perry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport. The minister will also deliver a keynote speech the same day as part of an extensive and informative programme that extends over all three days of the event. On following days keynote speeches will be made by Network Rail Chairman Sir Peter Hendy CBE and David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director for London Underground. There will also be contributions from Crossrail and HS2 Ltd, both of which will have stands at the show.

The programme additionally features technical seminars, project updates and discussion forums, with all sessions free to attend without prior booking. Entry to Infrarail gives access to all these activities.

Crossrail and HS2 Ltd also feature in an impressive list of Infrarail show partners that includes Network Rail, London Underground, the Rail Supply Group, the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Alliance and UK Trade & Investment.

This will be the first time ExCeL London has hosted Infrarail. Sharing the venue will be the Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition – CITE 2016 ( Open to Infrarail visitors without re-registration, this will showcase many of the civils products and services needed for transport projects, utilities and communications networks, while the accompanying conference programme and seminars will feature topics of possible interest to attendees from rail sector. CITE was first staged alongside Infrarail in 2014, when the combined event attracted more than 6,600 managers, engineers and industry specialists.

Registration to visit Infrarail 2016 and its accompanying events free of charge is open via a link from the show website Online registration closes at midnight on 11 April. For visitors who prefer to register on arrival at ExCeL London, a £20 entry fee will be payable.

Full details on all that will be happening at Infrarail can be found at the show website, together with the latest list of exhibitors.


Infrarail 2016

Venue:    ExCeL London, UK, Hall Entrance N1/N2
Dates:    12 – 14 April 2016
Opening times:  Tuesday 12 April 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 13 April 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 14 April 10:00 – 16:00
Show website:

Reader Comments:

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  • Chris Green, Huddersfield

    I see signalling is being shown at this event. Well, they need to replace the old semaphore signals on the lines that still have them, for example on the line between Scarborough and Hull via Bridlington. The line will have some colour light signals, but the area particularly around Bridlington station needs modernising. As good as the semaphore signals are as they bring back history, they need to be scrapped for modern 21 century-style signalling.
    [ERTMS/ETCS will finally replace them in years to come.--Editor.]

  • Bill D, Millom

    What a great idea to use a non rail connected venue for a rail connected show. It wouldn't happen in Germany. If the rail industry doesn't use rail, why should the general public?
    [ExCeL is alongside Custom House station on the Docklands Light Railway, and this station will also be served by Crossrail trains from 2018.--Editor.]