With 15km of sidings, 24-hour site security, a 3.5km test loop and mainline connection via Honeybourne to Oxford, Worcester and Birmingham, the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre is one of the UK’s most established testing and training sites.
From testing and storage to hosting corporate events and industry training, our team can find the best solution to fit your needs.
Asset Management Facility
A new feature of the site is the Asset Management Facility (AMF), a high-quality space for maintenance and upgrades, such as modification and refresh work and all types of on-train and underframe work.
The AMF has three pitted roads able to accommodate up to a 6-car set, as well as connection to the test loop and the mainline for testing and commissioning.
Long Marston has a long history of supporting the industry to innovate with the delivery and introduction of new trains and technology on to the railway.
Our ground-breaking HydroFLEX, the world’s first tri-mode battery, electric and hydrogen train, was extensively tested at Long Marston before being presented at the COP26 environment summit in Glasgow.
Our experienced operations team is available for advice and support, helping to plan and manage your assets and project development.
The team has supported major events, such as COP26 and Rail Live, working with key players across the industry to showcase plant and rolling stock.
With over 15km of sidings and 24-hour site security, Long Marston can support owners and operators manage rolling stock of all types. The site is accessible by rail via Honeybourne with lines to Oxford, Worcester and Birmingham, and is close to the M40 for road deliveries.
With all types of storage options we can ensure trains are kept safe and ready for a return to service.
Our storage options can be combined with other support services and we are always happy to discuss solutions which best meet customer needs.
Enterprise Quarter and Training Centre
The Enterprise Quarter offers secure and private offices for project teams. The bespoke units have been constructed to house small break-out or ancillary teams who would benefit from the ability to work together on a live rail site with access to stock and equipment.
The site’s training centre is situated centrally next to an overhead-equipped section of track. This purpose-built office is designed to host training courses with a large meeting room (complete with AV) and break-out/coffee area.
Our recently refreshed marquee is well-known from hosting Rail Live over the years. As a venue it is well suited for events or larger corporate sessions, with space that can comfortably hold over 200 people