SmartRail World

Specialist Organiser of Rail and Metro Technology Events

Global Transport Forum Smartrail

The rail industry is in the midst of an exciting evolution, with technology now playing a key role in creating safe and sustainable rail networks. SmartRail World is dedicated to driving innovation and supporting the industry to meet evolving challenges through our news portal and global events.

Visit the Smart Rail World website to find out how we can help you with your objectives; whether you're looking to break into a new market, meet new clients or learn the latest practices in the industry, we are here to cater to your needs.

Our events take place across the Europe and North America throughout the year focusing on the most important aspects of rail and metro technology.

SmartRail Europe: 5-6 April 2017, Amsterdam

SmartRail Europe is the annual gathering of railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers coming together to build the digital railway of the future.

This year, with C-level speakers from the likes of Norwegian State Railways, Trenitalia, Etihad Rail DB, NS, Prasarana Malaysia and more than 45 speakers from around the world, SmartRail Europe represents the best opportunity for learning and networking within the rail innovation community.

SafeRail Congress: 11-12 April 2017, Washington D.C.

The SafeRail Congress is the dedicated congress for all stakeholders involved in operational safety, digital and physical security on the North American freight and transit railroad network.

With C-Level speakers from the top railroads and transit agencies in North America, such as Metrolink SCRRA, MTA Maryland, CSX, MTA Metro North Railroad, and with diverse organisations such as Uber and NSA also speaking, this is the place to learn and network for safety and security professionals working on the US rail network.

SmartTransit USA: 26-27 October 2017, Baltimore

The SmartTransit Congress is the only dedicated strategic technology conference for North American bus, rail, and metro transit agencies of all sizes, and focuses on how technology is integral to delivering a safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable public transportation network for the benefit of communities.

This year the show will focus on:

  • Assets, networks and safety
  • Ridership and mobility

SmartMetro: 6-8 November 2017, Paris

SmartMetro is the perfect platform for engaging with global metro operators on how technology can solve the key issues affecting the urban transport today, from signalling and safety to the digital passenger. Join your colleagues at the conference to share knowledge and make deeper business connections.

Contact Details

Global Transport Forum Limited
3rd Floor, Petersham House
57A Hatton Garden
United Kingdom
+44 20 7045 0900

Available White Papers


Keeping Pace with the Demands of the Digital Passenger 10 February 2017 SmartRail World's latest digital magazine includes articles on a range of topics, including five key technology trends shaping the journey for railway passengers, how innovative gamification is aiming to boost ridership in Italy, and the introduction of nationwide e-tickets in Germany.


Putting Public Transport at the Heart of Tomorrow's Smart Cities 14 July 2016 This white paper download is the latest e-Book from the team at SmartRail World.


Innovative IT for Improved Rail Performance: A User’s Guide 01 April 2016 The technological developments we have seen in rail and metro over recent years are impressive but it's perhaps the pace of change that is so crucial.


Eurasian Rail and Metro: Seizing the Opportunity 22 January 2016 A new era is dawning for rail and metro in Eurasia. The region's rapidly emerging economies are increasingly look towards rail rather than road or air to transport people and cargo.


Building the Digital Transport Network of the Future 24 September 2015 You will be travelling at high-speed having scanned a ticket that's been synced with your Apple Watch. A pad on the arm of your seat will be charging your smartphone, and whilst the 6G connection allows you a seamless connection to the office, you order a snack to be delivered straight to your seat via an App.

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