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Welcome to the Global Transport Forum

The rail industry is in the midst of an exciting evolution with technology now playing a key role in creating the safe and sustainable rail networks of the future. We are proud to be the only global community dedicated to driving innovation and supporting you to meet these evolving challenges. With our news portal and knowledge centre and our 7 year track record of running industry leading congresses and exhibitions, we understand the specific challenges you are facing. We work closely with our Working Groups and Advisory Boards to deliver in depth strategic, technical and operational content that allows you to share best practice, extend your network and do business. 

Please see below for our events & news portfolio:



The SafeRail congress is the only dedicated congress for all stakeholders involved in the operational safety, digital and physical security on the US railroad and transit network. SafeRail is a holistic safety and security showcase, for operators wanting to effect a business wide culture of rail safety and promote a positive public perception of their business.



SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe is the annual show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

The show will be divided into 3 congresses focusing on data & asset management, communications & control networks and the passenger experience. Learn more by visiting the website:



SmartTransit: the definitive transit technology show. The only show dedicated to driving innovation in passenger rail in North America! With 40+ C-level presentations, including more transit agency representation than any other event, SmartTransit is not to be missed.



SmartMetro allows transport leaders, innovators and specialists to share best practice, uncover new solutions and put CBTC at the heart of SmartMetro systems.


SmartRail World; your guide to the rail industry...
cropped-sr-1000x288worldSmartRail World is the online home of innovative rail technology, offering you the very latest news, views and commentary from our fast changing industry. With a particular focus on signalling, telecommunications, the passenger experience, IT, Wi-Fi and Fare Collection every day SmartRail World publishes news, features, case studies and exclusive interviews from across the globe to keep you up to date with the latest develops. In addition it provides an industry resource publishing White Papers, e-books and research plus videos, photos, competitions and more. Visit the site today and become a subscriber for free!