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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

Bombardier Transportation Awarded £1bn Contract
Aug15
Bombardier Transportation Awarded £1bn Contract

Derby manufacturer Bombardier Transportation has been named as the preferred bidder for a major rolling stock order to be

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Loram Completes Acquisition of RVEL
Aug3
Loram Completes Acquisition of RVEL

LORAM, Maintenance of the Way Inc., (LORAM) has announced the completion of its acquisition of RVEL – the

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Crossrail & Idom Merebrook
Aug3
Crossrail & Idom Merebrook

Rail Forum East Midland member Idom Merebrook, is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies. The Idom Merebrook

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Aug 31, 2016
10:00am - 1:00pm
Rail Forum AGM
Bombardier Transportation, Derby
Sep 16, 2016
8:30am - 2:00pm
Rail Forum 2016 Annual Conference
iPro Stadium, Derby East Midlands

External events

Date/Time Event
Sep 20, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016
9:00am - 6:00pm
InnoTrans 2016
Messe Berlin, Berlin
Sep 30, 2016
10:00am - 5:30pm
The Big Rail Diversity Challenge
Hangar 42, Proving Ground Leicestershire
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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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