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The World Rail Festival will be in its 9th year and is a landmark event for global rail, bus and urban transport operators. The event brings international travel executives together to discuss the digitalisation of the transport business model, how commercial growth can be achieved and how rail could prepare to meet the demands of the travel ecosystem of the future.

The event continues to grow and attract an increasing number of global rail, bus and urban operators, disruptors and start-ups. In 2019, we will continue to make sure the latest technologies, disruptors and leading thinkers are represented at the event.

The new focus in 2019 will be on stations looking at technologies such as PIS systems, wayfinding software, passenger counting and advertising.

In 2019, we will have even more transport authorities and government officials to add to our outstanding list of attendees as well as hosting a number of focused pre-conference summits covering key issues and bringing the commercial divisions together.


World Rail Festival 2018 Opening Session






Innovation Zone Dragon's Den
World Rail Festival Audience
Exhibition Area


Pre-day Summits focusing on Revenue Management, Connectivity & Customer Journey and Smart Ticketing & MAAS


More CEO Speakers than ever before


Case Studies

100+ Rail case studies from the industry’s thought leaders


Round Tables

Over 35 round table sessions for interactive discussion and informal knowledge sharing


More disruptors and outside industry perspectives than ever before


An unbeatable list of rail, bus and urban mobility executives in attendance  


A new concierge networking service


Get Involved At The World Rail Festival 2019


To Sponsor Or Exhibit


Adam Hayward
t/ +44 (0)207 092 1166




To Speak


Catriona Smith
+44 (0)207 092 1198




To Register


Tayyab Abbasi
+44 (0)207 092 1210