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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

Tecforce wins TfL Contract
Jan13
Tecforce wins TfL Contract

Tecforce Ltd., baed in Litchurch Lane Derby, have been awarded Transport for London’s contract for the overhaul of

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Rail Forum Conference 2015
Dec2
Rail Forum Conference 2015

On Friday 27th November almost 100 delegates attended our 2015 Annual Conference. The keynote address was delivered by

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Congratulations to Tecforce!
Dec2
Congratulations to Tecforce!

Tecforce Ltd. has been awarded bronze accreditation by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) – one of only

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Mar 15, 2016
8:30am - 7:30pm
iRail @ the iPro 2016
iPro Stadium, Derby

External events

Date/Time Event
Feb 11, 2016
8:00am - 10:30am
Are You ready For China?
Derby Council House, Derby
Mar 14, 2016 - Mar 18, 2016
12:00am
UKTI Rail Trade Mission to Germany
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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.

Member Directory