Railtex, 15th international exhibition of railway equipment, systems & services, and Infrarail, 13th international railway infrastructure exhibition, have been rescheduled to take place from 7th – 9th September 2021. The co-located events were scheduled to take place from 11th – 13th May 2021 at the NEC Birmingham.
This announcement follows the postponement of Infrarail earlier this year, which was rescheduled to be co-located with Railtex 2021 following the ongoing Covid-19 crisis globally. The two exhibitions have been organised in alternating years since the launch of Infrarail 25 years ago; the decision to co-locate Railtex & Infrarail was taken to maximise the potential of both events by gathering the whole industry under one roof at the same time.
“After closely monitoring the situation around Covid-19 and the associated restrictions currently in place, we have been able to secure an alternative slot to hold Railtex and Infrarail in September 2021,” says Nicola Hamann, managing director of organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “Whilst the decision to postpone the event was not taken lightly, our number one priority is to set up the correct framework and planning security for the UK rail industry. This includes setting up extensive measures to do everything we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved.”
After a very challenging year for the railway industry, Mack Brooks Exhibitions trusts the decision to postpone will enable Railtex and Infrarail to deliver the best customer value for everyone attending the show by delivering a high quality exhibition in September. “Our aim is to provide the railway industry with the marketplace it needs to recover from this crisis quicker and stronger,” explains Nicola Hamann.
The Railtex and Infrarail Team will communicate closely with customers and partners over the coming weeks and months and thank exhibitors, partners, suppliers and visitors for their support during this time.
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