Our Story


Now in its 8th year The World Rail Festival continues to grow and attract a large audience of rail, bus and urban operators, disruptors and transport thought leaders from around the world.

The event brings international rail executives together to discuss the digitisation of the rail 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 operators, disruptors and start-ups.

In 2018 we will continue to make sure the latest technologies, disruptors and leading thinkers are represented at the event.

New focuses in 2018 will be incorporating urban transport providers and government owners as well as long distance bus operators.

In 2018 we will be adding a big focus on smart ticketing and MAAS solutions as well as hosting a number of focussed pre-conference summits covering key issues and bringing the commercial divisions of rail together.




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 Executives in attendance


A new concierge networking service





Get Involved At The World Rail Festival 2018


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