Category Archives: News

York EMC Services Becomes Eurofins York

Following purchase by the Eurofins Group in July 2017 York EMC Services Ltd has changed its name to Eurofins York Ltd. The formal name change reflects the new ownership as well as the much broader range of regulatory compliance products and services Eurofins York offers today compared to when it was founded in 1995. The… Read more

Wabtec Faiveley’s Sam Walker presents at IMechE young members paper evening

Sam Walker, Assistant Project Manager at Wabtec Faiveley’s Doncaster facility recently attended the IMechE young members paper evening held in Leeds. The event was aimed at young engineers who are involved in a rail industry project that they could present 20-minute paper on. Sam presented his on the HST project currently being carried out at Wabtec’s… Read more

University of Birmingham professor on board to deliver HS2 growth strategy

Professor Clive Roberts from the University of Birmingham has joined the HS2 programme team to lead its Digital Connectivity workstream, as it looks to maximise the benefits from the arrival of the high-speed rail programme to the West Midlands. Responsible for delivering the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) HS2 Growth Strategy, the programme team aims… Read more

TBM Rail’s FREE assessment of train toilet tanks

With train ticket prices rising and regularly grabbing the headlines, the last thing Train Operating Companies (TOCs) need is bad press about the state of the fleet’s toilets. TBM Rail offers FREE assessments of tanks and piping to help operators formulate future maintenance schedules that improve the performance of essential facilities for passengers. When trains… Read more

Collaboration with Rail Alliance member NAL improves asset recognition & brand identity for TfL

Commutare Design Services in association with NAL (TfL approved supplier of various street furniture and highway equipment) whilst at TfL.  TfL had identified that few people knew or understood who was responsible for the 6,500 sets of Traffic Signals throughout Greater London and whilst an earlier campaign introduced a sticker this was only a short… Read more


Ind 4.0 is a buzz topic, and one that is of fundamental importance to the manufacturing community, across all sectors.  This article from Innovate UK and the KTN includes links to some great information:   4Manufacturing is a revolutionary new approach, developed in partnership with the industry, to help manufacturers innovate. It provides strategies for… Read more

Transport for the North (TfN) Strategic Transport Plan for the North Event (14/02/18) Invitation to Attend

Transport for the North (TfN) has begun a 13-week consultation on its Strategic Transport Plan for the North, and is inviting people’s views at an event being held in Sheffield next week. Senior TfN representatives will be visiting Sheffield as part of a dedicated session to outline the plan’s recommendations, advise on what this could… Read more

Devolved Administrations’ Innovation Activity

The Smart Specialisation Hub releases “Devolved Administrations’ Innovation Activity” (DAIA), extending its comparative analysis to Scotland & Wales. The Smart Specialisation Hub has released Devolved Administrations’ Innovation Activity (DAIA), extending its comparative analysis to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Giving an extensive picture of innovation activity across the UK, the report builds on Mapping England’s… Read more

Rail Alliance member Tidyco welcomes Anna Delvecchio and Peter Pollock from the Rail Supply Group

Derby-based Tidyco, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the UK rail industry for over 40 years welcomes Anna Delvecchio and Peter Pollock to its manufacturing facility. Thursday 1st February 2018 witnessed a site visit to Tidyco’s Derby-based manufacturing facility from Anna Delvecchio and Peter Pollock from the Rail Supply Group (RSG). Anna has… Read more

Rail Diversification podcast – Manufacturing FM

Next week on #PodcastMonday (12/2) we have Lucy Prior from the Rail Alliance talking all about ‘rail diversification’….only on