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Rail Forum East Midlands

Rail Forum East Midlands, formerly known as the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF), represents over 150 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy.

Formed in 1993 the DDRF was originally created to promote the area as a world class centre of rail excellence. Our members include infrastructure and rolling stock designers and consultancies, installers, manufacturers, OEMs and a wide range of service providers to the industry. Today we work strategically with both UK and regional governments, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) and our local LEPs as well as continuing to support our members through specific events.

The Rail Forum brings together Midlands' rail businesses with national and regional government: Together we grow exports, encourage innovation and create skilled employees.

Paul Francis - Chair, Rail Forum East Midlands

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Our website contains a wealth of information about RFEM's activities and priorities together with information about our members. We are adding resources all the time so if you can't find what you need please speak to us and we will try to help.

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Latest News

Latest News

Morson Aims to Inspire the Next Generation of Rail Professionals
Nov15
Morson Aims to Inspire the Next Generation of Rail Professionals

Morson International, one of the UK’s leading recruitment organisations, has launched an educational hub in a bid to

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HS2 Route Announcement
Nov15
HS2 Route Announcement

The government has today announced the northern HS2 routes. The Rail Forum East Midlands (RFEM) welcomed today’s announcement. Paul

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RFEM & CTP Armed Forces Careers Fair: A Resounding Success
Oct27
RFEM & CTP Armed Forces Careers Fair: A Resounding Success

Today the Rail Forum East Midlands joined forces with the Careers Transition Partnership, to bring together military personnel

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Dec 13, 2016
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Rail Forum Christmas Lunch
Engine Shed Restaurant, Derby

External events

Date/Time Event
Dec 14, 2016
8:30am - 5:30pm
Railway Brake & Friction
Dec 14, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Nottingham Trent University Industry Advisory Group Workshop
Pavilion Building, Nottingham
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Our Members

RFEM represents the largest cluster of rail companies in the world. Our region has an international reputation for excellence in rail engineering, design, manufacture and consultancy.

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