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1 March 2018

Rail Supply Group (RSG) in partnership with the Railway Industry Association (RIA) host industry roundtable discussion

Last week, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) in partnership with the Railway Industry Association (RIA) hosted a special roundtable discussion with guest speaker Baroness Rona Fairhead, Minister for Trade and Export Promotion.The roundtable was hosted at Amey’s London offices and chaired by The Rail Alliance’s Colin Flack.  The discussion was attended by a number of… Read more

Rail Alliance Member Vivarail, the designers and manufacturers of the Class 230 D-Train, has entered into an agreement with West Midlands Trains to build three new D-Trains for use on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley

These will be the first trains to be introduced within the new franchise and will demonstrate West Midlands Trains’ commitment to providing high quality rolling stock throughout their tenure.  The new trains are scheduled to begin operation in 2018. Vivarail’s CEO, Adrian Shooter, said “This is a big day for Vivarail.  We have invested considerable… Read more

23 February 2018

UK 5G Innovation Network Advisory Board – call for applications

The Government is supportive of enabling UK world leadership in the development of 5G. It has recently cemented its commitment to this with significant funding through the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). In addition, DCMS is supporting the development of a UK 5G Innovation… Read more

Have your say on the SME definition!

The European Commission is currently preparing for an evaluation and possible revision of some aspects of the SME definition and is inviting any interested actor to provide feedback on its evaluation and impact assessment. The SME definition is a widely used tool in EU policies such as competition (state aid), structural funds, research and innovation… Read more

Rail Delivery Group – What makes Britain’s Railways Great?

The rail industry in Great Britain (GB) was liberalised in the mid-1990s, with a separated infrastructure manager (IM), private freight operators, passenger operators running under a franchise system (Public Service Obligation, PSO) and passenger operators accessing the market via open access agreements. In this context, over the past 20 years, the number of passenger journeys… Read more

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