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 100 registered organisations
  • 34 live data products

Rail Data Marketplace continues to move forward with over 100 registered users. Those users include TOCs and FOCs, as well as major industry players, data aggregators, government and public bodies, and even Ordnance Survey.


We are thrilled to announce that the Rail Data Marketplace has been nominated for the prestigious National Transport Awards 2023 in the category of Digital and Technology Excellence in Transport.

This remarkable recognition underscores our commitment to revolutionising the rail industry through innovative technology and data-driven solutions. The winner will be announced at the 20th anniversary celebration of the UK National Transport Awards.

  • Date: 5 October 2023
  • Location: Westminster Park Plaza
  • Attended by: Jez Smith (RDM Programme Lead) and Clare Morrissey (Commercial Lead)

RDM platform

The RDM team have worked hard for months, developing the RDM platform to meet a high and professional standard. 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.

User research

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Our Members

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