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Date(s) - Jun 7, 2018
All Day

Peterborough Arena

The event has truly captured the hearts and minds of the industry – which demonstrates the passion, support and enthusiasm for the brilliant work that the Women in Rail team undertake.

The 2017 event saw a staggering 50% growth in attendance year on year with over 450 attending and conversations following this years event indicate that without exception every team intends to make a return for the 2018 event to compete. We are already researching some new and exciting challenges for next year.

NEW challenges for 2018 include: Archery, Laser Tag, Football Darts, Kung Fu Ker Pow, Inflatable Horse Racing, Don’t Forget the Lyrics and many more. With old favourites making a return to include: Zumba, Hungry Hippos, Zorb Racing and the 7-Seater Bike!

Please check the website for more news on challenges added as we move towards the event!

Who will you meet on the day?

Companies involved in the 2017 event included: Angel Trains, McGinleys Support Services, Cross Country Trains, Network Certification Body, subsidiary company of Network Rail. Transport for London, Volker Wessel / VolkerRail, Heathrow Express, RSSB, Jacobs, NSAR Ltd, Railway Industry Association, Arriva Train Care, Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Limited, SNC Lavalin, North Hub Alliance, YRP, Bombardier Transportation, National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR), Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, Colas Rail, Virgin Trains, Fusion, Department for Transport, S&C Alliance (Amey Rail), HS2, Siemens Rail Automation Holdings Limited, Direct Rail Services, Hitachi, Arcadis, TSP Projects, Skanska Civil Engineering, Contain Skanska and MTR Crossrail.

Trade body support

The event is supported and promoted by additional key rail industry bodies to include: National Skills Academy for Rail Engineers, Rail Supply Group, Rail Forum Midlands and Young Rail Professionals.

What is The Big Rail Diversity Challenge and what are our aims?

A cross between “It’s a Knockout” and “Krypton Factor”, The Big Rail Diversity Challenge provides participants with an opportunity to network, team build and fundraise whilst undertaking fun gender balanced team challenges.  The event achieves its aim by proving that gender-balanced teams really do work better together – whilst raising awareness of the business benefits attained when engaging an equal ratio of 50% female and 50% male.


Where is it?

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge is an all-day event and will take place at Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground. The closest railway station is Peterborough, which is well served by taxis to take you to and from the venue throughout the day. We are able to offer all delegates travelling with Virgin East Coast a 30% discount on travel and at the same time a discount on local hotels is available for those arriving the evening before.

How to enter / early bird discount

A team of 10 must be gender diverse with ideally a 50/50 mix of male and female participants. Teams can represent the same company or a group of companies.
Sponsorship opportunities

Becoming a Woman in Rail ‘Big Rail Diversity Challenge’ Sponsor allows your company to promote its support of the organisation’s visions and values. Providing a powerful complement to other marketing programs, whilst delivering dramatic influence on customer relations both new and old.

If you would like to confirm entry please do come back to me or indeed with any further questions.

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