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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

MIDLANDS ON TRACK FOR RAIL INVESTMENT
Jun7
MIDLANDS ON TRACK FOR RAIL INVESTMENT

The Midlands Engine showcased the region’s capacity, capability and opportunities in the rail sector for the first time

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East-West MD joins Amtrak CEO at 2017 Dinner at the Roundhouse
Jun6
East-West MD joins Amtrak CEO at 2017 Dinner at the Roundhouse

The senior railwayman whose vision could be key to the future prosperity of East Midlands manufacturers and suppliers

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RFEM PROVIDE MEMBERS’ RESPONSE TO HMG’S GREEN PAPER “BUILDING OUR INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY’
Jun6
RFEM PROVIDE MEMBERS’ RESPONSE TO HMG’S GREEN PAPER “BUILDING OUR INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY’

As a business owned, led and governed by our industry members, the Rail Forum East Midlands works to represent

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Jul 14, 2017
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Summer BBQ Networking Event 2017
Pitcher and Piano, Derby
Jul 19, 2017
8:30am - 4:00pm
International Selling Skills in Action Workshop with Department for International Trade
Lonsdale House, Derby

External events

Date/Time Event
Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am
RailSport Games UK
Loughborough University, Loughborough
Jul 20, 2017
8:00am - 10:00am
Geldards General Data Protection Regulation Seminar
Geldards LLP, Derby
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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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