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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.

The Rail Forum brings together Midlands' rail businesses with national and regional government: Together we grow exports, encourage innovation and create skilled employees.

Paul Francis - 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

£200m Redevelopment of Derby Set to Go Ahead
Feb27
£200m Redevelopment of Derby Set to Go Ahead

Plans have been released detailing the future development of Derby’s railway station. The scheme involves creating additional platform

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HS2 Phase 1 Gains Royal Assent
Feb23
HS2 Phase 1 Gains Royal Assent

Today legislation for the first phase of the planned high speed rail line (HS2), linking London with the

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Swiss Rail Visit
Feb21
Swiss Rail Visit

RTC Group Plc an AIM listed UK recruitment and conferencing business with Head Quarters at the renowned rail

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Mar 2, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Professional Services Showcase Event
iHub, Derby
Mar 10, 2017
9:30am - 1:30pm
Industrial Strategy Rail Industry Consultation
Lonsdale House, Derby

External events

Date/Time Event
Mar 1, 2017
12:00am
Department for International Trade: Swiss Rail Inward Mission
The Derby Conference Centre, Derby
Mar 10, 2017
11:15am - 3:00pm
RailExec: The Networking Luncheon for Rail Professionals
Ironmonger’s Hall, 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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