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Latest News

RIA: railway industry now faces a ‘summer of uncertainty’

Posted on 23/07/2021
RIA has called on the Government to help provide certainty to the railway industry after key plans were not published before summer recess.

Rail industry urges export support for SMEs to continue

Posted on 21/07/2021
RIA has called on the Government to reinstate export support for SMEs, after the Tradeshow Access Programme was shut down.

Rail industry calls for hydrogen train fleet commitment in upcoming strategy

Posted on 23/06/2021
RIA has published a briefing on hydrogen trains, urging the Government to support the industry and commit to a fleet order.

Rail Industry welcomes new Infrastructure Bank

Posted on 17/06/2021
RIA welcomes the establishment of a new Infrastructure Bank, and highlights the role of connecting the Bank through HS2

Rail Industry welcomes agreement on Australia-UK Free Trade Deal

Posted on 15/06/2021
RIA and several members have welcomed the opportunities to boost trade with Australia following the 'Agreement in Principle' announced today (15 June).

G7: UK can show international leadership by taking decisions on railway decarbonisation this year

Posted on 11/06/2021
The Railway Industry Association calls for specific action on rail decarbonisation from Government to meet climate ambitions.

Sella Controls hosts Navendu Mishra MP as they showcase their support for UK’s global trade

Posted on 11/06/2021
Stockport MP Nav Mishra met safety systems engineering company Sella Controls as part of the RIA Rail Fellowship Programme

Railway industry responds to Transport for London funding deal

Posted on 01/06/2021
RIA has responded to the announcement of a conditions-based funding deal for Transport for London until December 2021.

Rail industry responds to Government announcement on Trans Pennine route investment

Posted on 26/05/2021
RIA welcomes the announcement of £401 million investment in the rail network across the North, Midlands and South West.

RIA launches HS2 ‘Meet the Bidder’ Sessions over June 2021

Posted on 24/05/2021
RIA has launched a 'Meet the Bidder' series for SMEs wanting to work on the Operational Telecommunications and Security and Tunnel and Lineside M&E Systems packages.

RIA welcomes Government positive words for rolling programme of electrification

Posted on 18/05/2021
A question in the House of Lords by Lord Faulkner has seen the Government respond positively to the prospect of further electrification work

SME suppliers urge Government to commit fully to HS2 Eastern Leg

Posted on 04/05/2021
An industry survey conducted by RIA and HSRG has shown overwhelming support for completing HS2 in full.

Railway industry urges Government to begin programme of rail electrification now

Posted on 22/04/2021
RIA and 17 rail organisations have today released a report showing that without electrification work the Government will miss its Net Zero targets.

Rail industry sets out recommendations for upcoming Devolved National and Regional Elections

Posted on 14/04/2021
RIA has published manifestos for rail policy makers in London and the South East, Scotland, Wales, the North of England and Midlands