Rail Show - RSN 2024 - A Day Well Spent

Rolling Stock Networking (RSN), the UK’s leading rolling stock and depot supply-chain event, will return to the Derby Arena on Thursday 4 July).

Combining a busy exhibition – With a conference, a meet-the-buyer session, a ‘Trailblazers’ event for younger rail colleagues and advice on exporting from the Department for Business and Trade, attracts visitors from all over the country to Derby for the one-day show, which is valued by exhibitors and visitors alike.

The RSN 2024 - Show Preview is Released

Front Cover

Expo Showcasing 158 Exhibitors

It is, of course, the exhibition itself that will form the centrepiece of the show. 158 organisations have taken stands on which they will show off their latest products and services.

Visitors to the exhibition will find stands showing everything from cable connectors to electrical machines, from windscreen wipers to complete trains, from depot equipment to a complete turnkey facility and from consultancy to insurance. There truly will be something for everyone at RSN 2024.

The full participants list can be found on pages 30 and 31 of the show guide showing the floor plan and in the exhibitor listings on pages 52 to 57.

Rail Partners' Conference

Running alongside RSN 2024 – in fact, above it on the mezzanine floor – the Rail Partners’ conference will focus on delivering a high-performing railway through rolling-stock innovation and depot transformation.

Hosted by Rail Partners, attendees will hear from leading industry speakers from companies including Greater Anglia, Angel Trains, the Global Centre for Rail Excellence, Stadler, East West Rail, Rail Forum and the Railway Industry Association (RIA). This year, the conference will address two important themes:

  • How can innovation deliver higher performing and more cost-effective rolling stock for new and existing fleets?
  • How can depots enable a high performing railway and create great places to work?

Jobson James Rail Meet the Buyer

Organised by Jobson James Rail – The Rail Insurance Broker, buyers and procurement specialists from Alstom, Hitachi Rail, Porterbrook, Clayton Equipment, Keolis Amey and WH Davis will be on hand at RSN 2024 to meet with current and potential suppliers.

Meet the Buyer session give exhibitors the priceless opportunity to spend up to 20 minutes talking with potential customers to ascertain their needs, discuss how those needs can be met, and to plan a follow-up meeting.

Whilst these appointments are proritised for exhibitors there are companies and services that are accessible to visitors.

In addition, HS2, Stadler and CAF are exhibiting in the main hall, so representatives on those stands can be approached directly without appointment.

RIA Trailblazers Breakfast

Working in association with Young Rail Professionals, RIA will be organising the Trailblazers Breakfast, running between 8am and 10am on the day of RSN.

This initiative will bring together young and experienced professionals from across the industry, to enable them to learn from each other, make new connections, and celebrate a vibrant and diverse rail workforce.

This event will feature an early careers workshop with David Basset, Graduate & Apprentice Manager for Network Rail. RIA Business Engagement Manager Richard Carr will be on hand to oversee proceedings.


As well as the exhibition – and the conference and Meet the Buyer sessions – it is, of course, the networking that attracts so many visitors. With around 1750 (2023 footfall) people expected through the doors in six hours, it will be almost impossible to move around the exhibition floor without bumping into someone you know, or somebody you should.

Meeting people on stands, at the coffee bar or in the aisles is an important part of the RSN experience.  Having friends and colleagues introduce their friends and colleagues is what this networking event is all about. So, bring a notepad, plenty of business cards (ignore people who say that cards are old hat – they aren’t!) and get networking!

There is No Charge to Attend, Ample Free Parking, Easy to Get To

A single registration provides FREE access to all events at RSN 2024.  The only question is can you afford to miss it !