Welcome to RIA North, the voice of the Northern rail supply community.

RIA North supports members across the region, including the North East and West and Yorkshire and the Humber. We work with regional and national political and industry figures to represent the rail supply chain and help build a more efficient, reliable and greener railway in the North of England.

We have five key workstreams, looking at: Decarbonisation; Innovation; Skills; Value for Money; and Digitalisation. The Group builds upon the Northern Rail Industry Leaders, who set the direction of the region's work.

Scroll down to see our leadership group and explore our most recent work.

Meet the RIA North Executive Committee

Justin Moss

Vice Chair

Julie Carrier
Decarbonisation Lead

David Taylor
Innovation Lead

Ken Kyle
Digitalisation & Delivering Value Lead


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News & Publications

Read our original White Paper on how rail businesses can deliver on the North's rail investment plans.

Building the North's New Railways was published in 2019, following the re-launch of the Northern Rail Industry Leaders (NRIL). The group held a series of workshops around the region with suppliers and stakeholders to establish their views on the implications for the local supply chain.

The resulting report detailed the capabilities of the North’s rail supply base before looking at what more can be achieved with the right policy environment, through collaboration with TfN, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, the  Government and local decision makers.

The report begins with an overview of the Northern supply chain’s capabilities before looking at the key themes where the supply chain can add further value to TfN’s investment plans.
Read the Report

Delivering Value Paper

Posted on 03/05/2022

Rail industry responds to NIC Infrastructure Progress Review 2022

Posted on 16/03/2022
RIA has responded to the NIC's Infrastructure Progress Review

RIA North welcomes £84 million rail investment in Manchester and the North West

Posted on 11/03/2022
RIA North has welcomed the announcement that £84 million will be invested in rail in Manchester and the North West.

Government needs to urgently provide detail on rail upgrades and accelerate IRP delivery

Posted on 29/01/2022
RIA has submitted its response to the Transport Committee's inquiry on the Integrated Rail Plan

RIA North welcomes Lord McLoughlin CH as Chair of Transport for the North

Posted on 25/01/2022
Lord McLoughlin has been appointed Chair of Transport for the North

Rail industry welcomes HS2 Bill for the Crewe–Manchester extension

Posted on 24/01/2022
RIA has welcomed the HS2 Bill, extending the high speed line from Crewe to Manchester, being laid before Parliament.

Richard Carr appointed RIA North Business Engagement Manager

Posted on 17/01/2022
Richard Carr has been appointed Business Engagement Manager for RIA North

The future of rail in the North

Posted on 13/01/2022
RIA North Executive Member Ken Kyle blogs on the impact of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North of England

Contact Us

David Clarke, RIA Technical Director & North Lead

Email: david.clarke@riagb.org.uk
Phone: +44 (0)777 167 2089

Richard Carr, RIA North Business Engagement Manager
Email: north@riagb.org.uk
+44 (0)7849 896270

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