About the HackTrain

A curious 25 year old entrepreneur living in the north of England simply asked "Why?”.

Why did the train company not tell him in advance his train was running 30 minutes late? Why was the train’s WiFi constantly cutting in and out? Why were trains so drastically different depending on the time of day?

It was by asking “Why” hundreds of times over an 8-month period that our Founder, River Tamoor Baig, realised the rail industry was far more complex than he (and the general public) could ever imagine.


HackTrain 2.0 2015

River felt called to bring about change in the colossal 200 year old rail industry, but he knew he couldn’t do it alone - so he launched the HackTrain initiative.

The HackTrain is more than just an event. It is a movement that reach every aspect of the rail industry. The HackTrain has brought together the tech innovators and industry experts to solve problems that have led to tangible improvements across GB rail.

They take place in cool and exciting locations - from train carriages across Europe to mounting cable cars in Hong Kong making them an experience never to be forgotten!

Stats Over The Years


HackTrain 3.0


DfT Hacks


HackTrain Conf


HackTrain 4.0


HackTrain Accelerator Launch


HackTrain Accelerator Results


HackTrain VI


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