RIA statement commemorating Ladbroke Grove on 20th anniversary

 
06 October 2019


Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association, said:
"On the 20th anniversary of Ladbroke Grove, the Railway Industry Association and our members joins with everyone in the railway family to commemorate those who lost their lives, and we pay tribute to those who suffered life changing injuries or bereavement In the tragedy. Safety is and must always be the paramount concern for all those in rail.”

Notes to Editors

  1. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. We promote and represent our members’ interests to policy makers, clients and other stakeholders in the UK and overseas. RIA has 280+ companies in membership in a sector that contributes £36 billion in economic growth and £11 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 600,000 people—more than the workforce of Birmingham. It is also a growing industry with the number of rail journeys expected to double over the next 25 years and freight set to grow significantly too. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). RIA works to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry. www.riagb.org.uk

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