2020’s Rail Week officially launches on Monday 5th October, providing a schedule of virtual resources and information for anyone and everyone interested in the wider railway industry. This includes virtual talks in partnership with the Rail Delivery Group on diversity and careers as well as virtual workshop tours hosted by Freightliner, with an aim to inspire and educate.
This year, as part of the week’s events, we’re hosting a competition to see what the future holds for rail, specifically with the need to become more environmentally sustainable. Together with Rail Week, we’re asking keen designers, artists and railfans to create their vision for a Sustainable Train of the Future.
Last week, UK rail authority Network Rail announced their Environmental Sustainability Strategy which focused on four key points:
One design will be chosen by a panel of judges with the winner receiving £40 toward the National Rail Museum gift shop and download codes for both Train Sim World 2 and Train Simulator 2021!
Entrants should submit their designs via the We Are Railfans social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram together with the hashtag #RailWeek. Closing date is Wednesday 7th October, with entries then judged by a panel of railway industry personnel and a winner announced on Monday 12th October. Terms and Conditions below:
Competition open to UK residents only.
- The participant must submit their entries on the We Are Railfans social media channels (Facebook @wearerailfans, Twitter @joinrailfans and Instagram @joinrailfans) by replying to the relevant posts with an image of their design.
- Further details as to delivery of the prize(s) will be discussed with the winner upon being chosen. - The panel of judges will include:
Paul Jackson – Founder and Chief Creative Officer Dovetail Games
Joseph Rogers – We Are Railfans
Isabella Lawson – Lead for National Rail Week
Laura Harding - Head of Environmental Policy at HS2 Ltd
Gareth Dennis - Railway Engineer and Writer
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