SmartRail World

Specialist Organiser of Rail and Metro Technology Events

3rd Floor, Petersham House,
57A Hatton Garden,
EC1N 8JG London,
United Kingdom

Global Transport Forum Smartrail

The SmartRail Congress 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.

Featuring more than 80 speakers from global railway operators and infrastructure managers, SmartRail represents the best opportunity for learning and networking within the rail innovation community.

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.

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

Transport Security and Safety Expo: 11-12 June 2018

The only event of its kind to provide a platform for transport operators across all verticals, government officials and suppliers to address current concerns, share best practice and build long-lasting business connections.

The show hosts presentations and discussion streams with C-level and director-level operator speakers from aviation, road, rail, transit, maritime and border control.

Alongside these content streams, Transport Security and Safety Expo is also host to a large-scale exhibition which will display the latest solutions alongside the most innovative security and safety suppliers working today.

SafeRail Congress: 11-12 June 2018

The SafeRail Congress is dedicated 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, this is the place to learn and network for safety and security professionals working on the US rail network.

SmartTransit USA: 23-24 October 2018

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.

SmartMetro and CBTC World Congress: 5-7 November 2018

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.


SmartRail is the place to learn about the latest innovations in the rail industry.


SafeRail is a holistic safety and security showcase for operators wanting to effect a business-wide culture of rail safety, and promote a positive public perception of their business.


SmartTransit is the definitive transit technology show for North America with more than 50 senior-level speakers from transit agencies, the government and industry suppliers.

SmartMetro and CBTC World Congress

SmartMetro allows transport leaders, innovators and specialists to share their best practices, uncover new solutions and put CBTC at the heart of SmartMetro systems.

Keeping Pace with the Demands of the Digital Passenger

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.

Eurasian Rail and Metro: Seizing the Opportunity

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

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.

NSA and CSX Join High-Level Speaker Line-Up at SafeRail

As the rail and transit sector becomes increasingly reliant on interconnected digital systems to run its operations and with recent events such as San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority's ransomware attack, it is vital that each organisation not only addresses its cyber security but also works with industry to keep their operations and their customers safe.

Shortlist Confirmed for SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards 2016

The SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards 2016, a continent-wide search for the best new product and project, has announced its shortlist following an extensive judging process from a panel representing a cross-section of the European rail industry.

Copenhagen to Host Global Gathering of Metro Executives

A host of metro experts from across the world are confirmed as speaking at SmartMetro and leading three days of expert insight, practical case studies, detailed discussion and interactive workshops in Copenhagen, Denmark on 3rd -5th November 2015.

Shortlist confirmed for SmartRail USA Innovation Awards

The SmartRail USA Innovation Awards, a nationwide search for the best new products and projects, has announced its shortlist following an extensive judging process from a panel representing a cross-section of the North American rail industry. The awards have two categories focusing on products and projects.