TrainFX Supporting Rail Forum Midlands

On Wednesday 21st July representatives from TrainFX attended the RFM Engaging the Supply Chain: Future Talent Development evening in Birmingham.

Here TrainFX took part in the networking event and took the opportunity to sign the pledge wall, pledging to support engagement in the supply chain, and to the development of future talent within the rail industry.

We are passionate about nurturing and developing future talents within TrainFX and have committed to furthering this within the rail industry.

We look forward to continually working with RFM into the future on this important topic!

TrainFX at Railtex 2021!

This September, TrainFX are exhibiting at Railtex at the NEC in Birmingham.

We are looking forward to demonstrating our latest real-time passenger information systems solutions and technologies, and to networking with associates old and new.

Don’t forget to come and visit us at Stand F46, Hall 12!

For more information on the event, visit



TrainFX COVID-19 Operational Update

TrainFX have been addressing the complex and rapidly evolving challenges created by Coronavirus (COVID – 19)

Following escalation of the past few days TrainFX provide the following update :

TrainFX remain fully operational. Our staff and technicians are working to support the delivery programmes and operational requirements of our customers.

Our top priority is ensuring our staff and technicians are working safely within the factory and operational planning measures are in place and under regular review to ensure the possibility of an outbreak is minimised.

Should illness compromise any part of our business we will refocus and prioritise to deliver your requirements in the most efficient way possible.

Where it is possible to do so our staff continue to work remotely. We continue to work productively and securely utilising telephone and video conferencing facilities.

TrainFX will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and will provide updates as necessary.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff, customers and suppliers for their continued support and understanding during these challenging times.

James Whitchurch Wins Award

Awards Success for TrainFX Engineering Apprentice

This week at TrainFX, we’ve been celebrating the achievements of one of our youngest and brightest … James Whitchurch.

James has worked incredibly hard, both academically at Derby College as well as developing and using his engineering skills at TrainFX. He quickly excelled at working across various development projects with us, further honing his skills in system design and became an integral part of the Engineering team at TrainFX. His attitude toward his work and aptitude for learning are second to none.

We are proud to announce that James’ hard work has paid off and he has been awarded the winner for both the Engineering Award and Student of the Year for the 2019 Peak Awards!

James began his journey on his apprenticeship through TrainFX and Derby College back in 2016. First completing his level 3 BTEC then progressing on to his Foundation Degree followed by his final year to achieve his BEng in Systems Engineering.

This is an amazing achievement for James to win both awards from a strong group of approx. 20,000 students across the group of colleges and universities in the East Midlands region. It is an achievement that everyone at TrainFX is very proud of – proving you to not need to be a large OEM to offer an apprenticeship that helps a student excel and acheive their full potential.

“I’m personally very proud to have been at the beginning of James’s journey into work”, explains Andy Wakefield, Operations Manager at TrainFX who is also James’ Manager and Mentor. “We are lucky to have such a capable and ambitious young man in the early stages of his career and we are excited to see what this young man can achieve with TrainFX into the future”.

TrainFX at Middle East Rail – Dubai

Last week out Managing Director, Qingsong Han, Engineering Director, David Bradley and Sales Manager Jacqui Taylor took TrainFX’s innovative rail technology solutions to the Middle East and to the Middle East Rail Exhibition in Dubai.

Hosting over 5,500 attendees and 300 exhibitors from around the world, the exhibition this year took place over 25th and 26th February 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Together with our partners in China, this continues to help pave the road ahead for exploring the many exciting opportunities in the global export market!

Polly Payne Visiting TrainFX

DfT visit TrainFX

This week, we’ve had the privilege of a visit from Polly Payne of the Department for Transport (DfT)

During her out-of-London visit, the Director General for Rail Group, was keen to see the wide variety of innovations across the East Midlands region. Visiting our offices in the Centre of Derby, we were delighted to offer a complete tour of the facilities and share the progress of our unique seat reservation technology, while offerin which we were able to give her a full demonstration at our on-site simulator unit.

Polly had a great time visiting TrainFX and we look forward to welcoming her back soon!



TrainFX 2018 Review

As we approach the end of the year, we are already gearing up for next year!  But before we share all the exciting challenges we’re looking forward to in 2019, there is much to look back on in 2018…

After a successful trial for Hefei City Metro System in the Anhui region of China, TrainFX have commenced supply of a bespoke Passenger Information System for 48 x 6 car sets which will run on the Hefei Metro line 2 in 2019.


This year we’ve started making improvements throughout our entire manufacturing process.

In addition to investing in new storage infrastructure, the construction of new PCB testing facilities as well as constructing a new programming test booth, we now have all new test bays well under construction and are actively improving and increasing capacity in this area as well as reviewing and making further improvements to our test processes. This means we are doubling our development allowing an even better capability and capacity for our customers during the all important testing phase and throughout the service lifetime.

To compliment this and meet the growing demands of our industry, we’ve also expanded our workforce this year, especially in our production department.

We’ve recently welcomed new members of staff in the warehouse, strengthening the workforce there, so we’ve now also brought in additional support in a team leader position to liaise between production manager and manufacturing department.

New ISO Standards

Our QHSE Manager, Martin Lyons led on adopting the very latest ISO standards, having recently completed the Lloyds approved Internal Auditor course. In addition, our Operations Manager, Andy Wakefield, who also completed the Auditor course, has attained new certifications as an IEng (Incorporated Engineer) and CMgr (Chartered Manager).  Andy has also been working hard to put in place new internal training schemes, which help support the development of our team and efficiency of our processes!

Together with successful shows over in Berlin, Germany for Innotrans as well as right here in our back yard for RVE 2018, it truly has been a great year to look back on!

Innotrans and Rail Vehicle Exhibition 2018

It’s Exhibition Season at TrainFX!

TrainFX Stand at Innotrans 2018 in Berlin

It was time once again to bring our showstopping, modular demonstration stand on the road, this time all the way to the Messe Center in Berlin!

The team from TrainFX, together with parent company, CETT, welcomed hundreds of visitors, and staged demonstrations of our bespoke designed hardware and real-time services.

From across the sea to across the street, our next port of call was to the Rail Vehicle Enhancements show in our home town of Derby.

RVE 2018

“Moving between representing our brand and expertise on the world stage at in Berlin, and back home in Derby, really reflects our dynamic market position”, explains Sales Manager, Jacqui Taylor. “It’s testament to how we are growing our influence in international markets, while retaining that agile sensibility, being able to react to new ideas and form innovative solutions, by really listening to our clients and working together to establish the best possible bespoke solutions”.

Visit TrainFX at Innotrans 2018

TrainFX is excited to be attending this year’s biggest and best international rail industry exhibition, Innotrans in Berlin, Germany at the prestigious Messe Berlin.

We will be bringing our custom designed stand with us which shows our complete product range with real-time connectivity, allowing us to demonstrate our equipment using real-time journey information and run routes via headcode, right there in Hall 2.1, stand 417!

This is your chance to experience the TrainFX fully integrated solution and learn more about the incredible passenger and operator benefits you’ll enjoy.

Visit us at Hall 2.1 Stand 417 - Innotrans 2018

September is fast approaching and we can’t wait to see you there! Innotrans is one of the biggest and busiest rail industry shows in the world, so to be sure you don’t miss us, why not book your own personal demo slot?

To book your appointment directly with us, use our contact form or call our Sales Manager, Jacqui Taylor today on 01332 366175.

Download Hall 2.1 Map to help find us, (we are stand 417)

David Bradley - TrainFX win innovation award

TrainFX Win Best Innovation Award

Last week TrainFX picked up the exclusive award for “Best Innovation Idea” 2017 presented by Wabtec Faverley UK, part of the multi-national Wabtec group and a key player in the global rail manufacturing industry.

Wabtec innovation award

The accolade was awarded during their supplier day event, held in Leicester and attended by numerous industry suppliers and buyers alike. During the day, our Sales Manager, Jacqui Taylor and Engineering Director, David Bradley gave a presentation and demonstrated their fully integrated, real-time passenger information solutions.

Accepting the award on behalf of TrainFX, Mr Bradley explains, “This award and the achievement it represents truly reflects the hard work and dedication of  all of our staff and our drive to engineer not just bespoke turn-key solutions, but solutions which are the result of really listening and understanding our customers needs and the unique challenges they face.