31 August 2017

Rail Alliance Member, Shannon Rail (Carl Shillito) in RAIL Magazine looking at Electrification on the MML

Carl Shillito, General Manager at Shannon Rail Service Ltd looks at the blighted history of plans to electrify Midland Main Line.  The full article can be seen in RAIL Magazine – pg80-83.

22 August 2017

Rail Alliance once again Partners with Network Rail to introduce its Design For Reliability Initiative

Following on from a successful pilot event in London, Rail Alliance again partnered with Network Rail to introduce its Design For Reliability initiative to the Northern region. NR’s York HQ hosted a lively session as Rail Alliance members and guest companies were taken through the process, which is being rolled out for new procurement decisions… Read more

10 August 2017

Rail Supply Group SME Council

  The Rail Supply Group has formed a Council specifically made up of SME’s in the UK rail industry. This is in recognition of the significant impact that SME’s have on the wider UK economy and more specifically to the rail industry. The RSG SME Council conducted a workshop on 2nd August 2017 to identify… Read more

Local rail to get £1bn investment as new operator revealed

Business leaders in Greater Birmingham have welcomed news of a £1bn investment in the West Midlands rail network. The cash injection is part of a deal announced today that will see West Midlands Trains Ltd (a joint venture between Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co Ltd) run the region’s rail services under… Read more

8 August 2017

The Fifth Accelerating Innovation in Rail (AIiR 5) competition opens on 18 September 2017

Innovate UK is managing this collaborative R & D competition on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) to accelerate innovation in the UK rail sector, to enable technologies to be readily and rapidly integrated into the railway system. Businesses will be able to apply for funding to develop technology prototypes in the broad areas… Read more

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