6th International Conference on Railway Stations. Madrid 2017.


Next 19-20 October 2017, the Spanish Rail Infrastructure Manager, Adif, together with the International Union of Railways, UIC, will be hosting in Madrid the 6th edition of the UIC NextStation conference, the global reference for leaders and decision-makers to share the latest experiences and best practices regarding the design, financing and operation of railway stations.

The conference will be composed of:

  • 2 plenary sessions (opening and closing), 2 round tables, and 8 technical sessions on specific themes.
  • A stand/exhibition area
  • A programme of technical visits

The conference will address the key issues under the main theme ‘Smart Stations in Smart Cities’. The latest developments applicable to railway stations design and operation and also the integration of the station in the city will be presented by high-level speakers, including decision-makers, representatives of leading industries.

There are many topics to be addressed at the conference linking cities, services and technologies like low carbon station, city services, competitiveness, innovation, Big Data, governance, accessibility, intermodality, business, security, urban integration and social networks.


The NextStation conference will be a privileged venue for all technological companies interested in finding new business opportunities and networking within the booming digitalisation process currently underway in the railway station sector at the global level.

The 6th edition of the UIC NextStation conference offers many options to sponsorship and exhibition for companies interested in the latest advances in railway business, technology and stations management. 

The sponsorship is organized through three categories: Platinum, Gold and Silver, each of these levels have different privileges and benefits. Some of them include items like trade exhibition area, spaces for networking, show room area, free tickets and presence of the logo in different conference documentation.

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Madrid Chamartín Railway Station is located in the north of Madrid, on the Agustín de Foxá Street; it has direct links with metro lines 1 and 10 and all railway commuter lines.

The opening ceremony, round table and parallel sessions will be held in the premises of  Madrid Urban Exhibition and Events, (MEEU) located in the first floor of the Chamartin Railway Station, a 33,000 square meter area  for leisure and business.

Chamartin Railway Station

Madrid Chamartín Railway Station


This international event will follow the successful high-profile railway conferences held previously in Rome (2005), Paris (2007), Brussels (2011) Moscow (2013) and Marrakech (2015).

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6th Conference on Railway Stations

Madrid 2017