About the facility

What is the Rail Academy Newport?

Rail Academy Newport (RAN) is a specialist training centre located in Shea Street, Newport which provides facilities for both train and tram industry training. RAN was originally developed during the early 1990s to reflect rail and tram network systems and equipment to provide an off-network training environment.

Comprising thirteen classrooms, administrative buildings, 550 metres of double track and overhead, and significant infrastructure for applied skills training, RAN is a place for trainees to get hands-on experience in surroundings that replicate an actual train and tram working environment.

RAN provides a true working environment for the next generation of engineers, apprentices and cadets including sections of off-network rail and tram track.

RAN is not a Registered Training Organisation or a training provider and does NOT directly provide training.