UK transport minister visits Network Rail at InnoTrans 2012

UK transport minister Norman Baker MP visited Network Rail’s stand at the InnoTrans international rail expo in September to find out more about the company’s new subsidiary, Network Rail Consulting.

Mr Baker saw first-hand the vast range of skills and experience available within Network Rail which Network Rail Consulting can use to demonstrate British expertise overseas and be an international ambassador for Britain’s rail industry.

Simon Kirby, managing director of infrastructure projects at Network Rail and chairman of Network Rail Consulting, said: “As a company we have demonstrated time and again that we are absolutely world-class when it comes to project delivery. Iconic stations like Kings Cross and Blackfriars are a reflection on the UK industry’s ability to plan and deliver large-scale infrastructure projects successfully and its right that we now look to share this experience around the world.”

The biennial InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin has become a major platform for companies in the rail sector, with more than 2,500 exhibitors from almost 50 countries at this year’s event and over 100,000 industry visitors in attendance.

Mr Kirby continued: “We were delighted with the level of interest in our services across the four days of the exhibition. Visitors from all over the world came to our stand to find out more about what Network Rail can do for them; from advisory and strategic planning to asset management, operations, maintenance and programme management. InnoTrans is the largest rail industry event in the world and was an excellent showcase for the company.”