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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RFEM @ Railtex 2017: 1 WEEK TO GO
RFEM @ Railtex 2017: 1 WEEK TO GO

Come and visit the Rail Forum East Midlands team at stand Q61. To take part in our interactive

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HS2 Rolling Stock Procurement Formally Launched!
HS2 Rolling Stock Procurement Formally Launched!

Today HS2 formally launched the procurement of its fleet of trains with the issuing of the contract notice

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Amtrak CEO Announced as Dinner at the Roundhouse key speaker
Amtrak CEO Announced as Dinner at the Roundhouse key speaker

Charles W Moorman, President and CEO of Amtrak – one of the world’s biggest railway operators with a

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Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Jun 21, 2017
12:00pm - 3:30pm
Rail Forum East Midlands AGM
Geldards LLP, Enterprise Way Nottingham
Jul 7, 2017
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Summer BBQ Networking Event 2017
Pitcher and Piano, Derby

External events

Date/Time Event
May 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017
All Day
Rail Solutions Asia Exhibition
May 25, 2017
All Day
Elastacloud & Microsoft Cloud Services Session
Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham
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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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