the hacktrain


The HackTrain is a platform that introduces technology innovation to the railway industry through a proven 3-step innovation cycle. We are a group of visionary innovators with the mission to make the UK the leading hub for #RailTech innovation.

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HackTrain Cycle

The HackTrain has a proven 3-step process
to introduce tech innovations to the railway industry.

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HackTrain Hackathon
An immersive 48-hour event that brings together 120 top developers, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world. Participants work throughout a weekend building websites, apps and software that solve problems in the railway industry.
RailTech Accelerator
We find early-stage technology companies that already solve challenges similar to the ones in rail, but in different industries. We provide them with funding, connections, and an accelerated opportunity to run trials in trains, stations apps and websites.
Digital Transformation
We take successful accelerator trials to the next step through digital transformation projects. By pipelining multiple technologies, and partnering with system integrators, the HackTrain delivers industry-wide and network-wide projects.

B.A.R.R.I.E.R.S. Report

The HackTrain has released the B.A.R.R.I.E.R.S. report
which outlines 5 key barriers to rail innovation
together with 11 key recommendations.

Read the B.A.R.R.I.E.R.S. report