Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

Porterbrook adds the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre to its portfolio of managed railway assets

On the 23rd June, Porterbrook added the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre to its portfolio of managed railway assets

The Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre is a 135 acre rail connected site in Warwickshire, it offers a 2 mile circular test track and 12 miles of secure sidings. Porterbrook’s plans for the site will see a significant investment and upgrade in these facilities.

Working with the railway supply chain, including SMEs and academic bodies, Porterbrook will develop the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre to become a leader in developing sustainable and digital technology focused on the needs of passengers, railfreight users, train operators and infrastructure owners.

Our existing partners, Chrysalis and the University of Birmingham, will remain on site and over time they will be joined by other businesses who share our vision that Long Marston will become Britain’s leading centre for railway innovation and asset management.

Mark Knowles is Head of Site at the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre. He draws on many years of operational and engineering experience. Having supported mobilisation in advance of Porterbrook’s takeover of the facility, he is now responsible for its operational management and long-term development in support of the rail industry.

For more information on how to play a part in the future of the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre, please email Shane Duffy.