Rail Week

Rail Week, the brainchild of YRP, is a pan-industry collaborative effort aimed at bridging the rail sector’s looming skills gap and inspiring the next generation of rail professionals. The week of rail-related activity will include a plethora of events, visits and talks to promote careers in our great industry to the public, in particular to students at  schools, colleges and universities across the UK.

Rail Week brings together the rail industry to celebrate all that is great about rail and rail careers. The first ever Rail Week in the UK was in the Summer of 2016 and is growing bigger every year!

Rail Week gives young people, parents, teachers and careers advisors the opportunity to see first-hand the exciting projects and facilities and range of jobs in rail! During Rail Week, the rail sector opens its doors and goes out into the community to deliver exciting interactive rail activities by:

  • Hosting tours of depots, factories, control centres, stations, and more…
  • Organising events, special lectures and seminars about rail projects and innovation
  • Volunteering staff to get involve with outreach activities


Rail Week can be whatever you want it to be. If you have a great idea, shout about it and show off to the public what we rail can do and how we shape our future!


Through Rail Week, the skills gap will be a thing of the past!

Visit the dedicated Rail Week website, www.railweek.com for more details, check out our past events, browse our gallery, or contact us at hello@railweek.com.