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Rail Forum East Midlands

Rail Forum East Midlands, formerly known as the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF), represents over 150 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy.

Formed in 1993 the DDRF was originally created to promote the area as a world class centre of rail excellence. Our members include infrastructure and rolling stock designers and consultancies, installers, manufacturers, OEMs and a wide range of service providers to the industry. Today we work strategically with both UK and regional governments, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) and our local LEPs as well as continuing to support our members through specific events.

With the growing strategic importance of rail, RFEM continues to play a vital role supporting our hugely important cluster of rail supply chain organisations.

Colin Walton - Chair, Rail Forum East Midlands

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Our website contains a wealth of information about RFEM's activities and priorities together with information about our members. We are adding resources all the time so if you can't find what you need please speak to us and we will try to help.

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Latest News

Latest News

Nottingham Trams named after Rebecca Adlington & Doug Scott
Apr28
Nottingham Trams named after Rebecca Adlington & Doug Scott

Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, originally from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and Everest mountaineer Doug Scott, from  Nottingham, have become the

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Fiona Malcolm Wins Young Rail Professional of the Year
Apr25
Fiona Malcolm Wins Young Rail Professional of the Year

Fiona Malcolm was announced as the ‘Young Rail Professional of the Year 2016’ at the YRP Dinner on

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Qualitrain LEAN Management Workshop
Apr25
Qualitrain LEAN Management Workshop

Last Wednesday saw the first exclusive RFEM member workshop on LEAN management principles, hosted by Matrix accredited training

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
May 6, 2016
11:00am - 2:45pm
Siemens Supply Chain Update and Depot Visit
Siemens Kings Heath Depot, Northampton, Northampton
May 19, 2016
4:30pm - 6:30pm
RFEM Member Feedback to UKTI on the Export Challenge
TBC, TBC

External events

Date/Time Event
May 11, 2016
8:30am - 1:30pm
HS2 Supply Chain Regional Roadshow 2016
King Power Stadium, Leicester
May 25, 2016 - May 26, 2016
All Day
Rail Depots and Workshops Modernisation
London Hilton Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road London
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Our Members

RFEM represents the largest cluster of rail companies in the world. Our region has an international reputation for excellence in rail engineering, design, manufacture and consultancy.

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