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Rail Data Marketplace

Rail Data Marketplace (RDM) is the central platform for finding and sharing rail data.

About Rail Data Marketplace

The Rail Data Marketplace will deliver a new way of sharing data between consumers – including app developers, tech firms, academia – and the rail industry. New data sharing opportunities will drive innovation, leading to the development of innovative passenger-facing applications, operational efficiencies and improved transparency."

The Plan for Rail describes the UK government’s plans to transform Britain’s railways, highlighting better access to quality rail data as an important commitment. The government announced funding for the Rail Data Marketplace project in June 2021.

Rail Delivery Group (RDG) provides and manages the RDM service, working in partnership with representatives from across the rail industry. The platform is now in its Beta phase and the RDM team are continuing to develop the platform to meet a high, professional standard.

Find out more about Rail Data Marketplace.

Latest updates

  • Over 650 registered organisations
  • Over 80 live data products
  • Rail Data Marketplace have been nominated for an award at the Transport Ticketing Awards for the Best Passenger Experience Initiative category.

Rail Data Marketplace continues to move forward with over 650 registered users. Those users include TOCs and FOCs, as well as major industry players, data aggregators, government and public bodies, and even Ordnance Survey.


Transport Ticketing Global Awards

The RDM will be attending the Transport Ticketing Global awards as the RDM have been nominated for the Best Passenger Experience Initiative category.

Date: 5-6 March 2024

Attendees: Jez Smith, Programme Lead & Clare Morrissey, Commercial Lead

Location: Royal Garden Hotel, London

RIA Innovation Conference 2024

The RDM will be attending and speaking at the RIA Innovation Conference. The RIA Innovation Conference brings together inspirational leaders, pioneering engineers, ambitious entrepreneurs and passionate railway professionals.

Date: 26-27 March 2024

Attendees: Jez Smith, Programme Lead & Clare Morrissey, Commercial Lead

Location: ICC Wales, The Coldra, Newport

RDM platform

The Programme team are still making iterations to the platform and we are excited to show you these changes when available. If you would like to experience the platform please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you!

Programme objectives

The Rail Data Marketplace will:

  • Provide data that is transparent, and presents a ‘single source of truth’, meets a minimum standard of quality, and avoids a high barrier to entry for users
  • Establish community forums for users to raise issues, make suggestions for improvements (to the Rail Data Marketplace and to data itself), and request new datasets
  • Deliver enhancements, new features, services and datasets which responds to user needs
  • Make it easy to explore existing data sources
  • Help organisations to understand the contents of a data source and provide technical documentation along with it
  • Show users how to connect to data and how to test that connection
  • Have clear terms of use for data sources and make signing up to them quick and easy


One of the key objectives of the RDM is to bring data publishers and data consumers together on a single strategic platform which makes data searchable, easy to find and ‘friction-free’ to access. Through extensive user research off-the-shelf licenses were perceived as a high-value, key benefit. Feel free to have a look at the different contracts:

Get involved

Ongoing user research is an integral part of the development of the RDM platform.

If you'd be willing to discuss your experience and take part in research about future plans for RDM, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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