Infrarail postponed until May 2021
Published: 26 March 2020 - Rachael Morling
Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of Infrarail, the UK’s showcase for railway infrastructure technology and expertise. The 13th edition of the event, which was planned to take place at London Olympia from 12 to 14 May 2020, will now be co-located and take place alongside Railtex 2021, the exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services. The events will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 11 – 13 May 2021.
Nicola Hamann, managing director of Mack Brooks Exhibitions, said: “The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our number one priority. After many weeks closely monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19 and the notices issued by the World Health Organisation as well as Public Health England, the UK Government, the local authorities in London and in close coordination with all partners involved, we have decided to postpone the exhibition.”
Hamann added: “This is not a decision we have taken lightly; our customers, partners and the Infrarail Team worked incredibly hard on this event. While it is disappointing to postpone, it is imperative that we prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved. Our goal remains to provide the best customer value for everyone attending Infrarail by delivering a high-quality exhibition in 2021. We believe the decision to co-locate Infrarail with next year’s Railtex exhibition with the help and support of our partners will allow us to maximize the potential of both events, uniting the whole rail industry."