In 2016 more than 70 companies and organisations joined together and delivered 157 events across the country for the first ever Rail Week.

At this year’s YRP Annual Dinner on Thursday 6 April we launched Rail Week 2017, which will take place from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 October.

Rail Week is a pan-industry collaborative effort aimed at bridging the 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.

The Rail Week initiative has been the brainchild of  YRP and we are now urging organisations across the rail industry to get involved by pledging to host events and reach out to schools, colleges and parents in their area.

May-Ann Lew, Rail Week project lead, Young Rail Professionals: “Rail Week is our opportunity to showcase the range of different careers and skills in our sector and encourage people from all backgrounds to join rail. Once again we will be looking to our members, supporter and all those in the industry to help us to deliver this ambitious but essential campaign. Now is the time to start thinking about the special events and talks to take place during the week to inspire young people to choose rail careers.”

Take a look at our video showcasing Rail Week 2016

For more information visit the Rail Week website or email