Welcome to the Future of the Rail Alliance

BCRRE Rail Alliance

In 2018 we announced that a memorandum of understanding had been signed with the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) which would see our organisations working more closely together. On the 11th of March 2019, we launched the new look Rail Alliance. This will see a continuation of the support and business acumen you have come to expect over the last ten years, bolstered by the global academic reach of the BCRRE. We will create the largest community in Rail and offer complete supply chain solutions from fledgling ideas right through to commercialisation.

What is the BCRRE?

BCRRE is the largest university-based centre for railway research and education in Europe, developing world-leading new technologies alongside renowned higher education programmes. The BCRRE (birmingham.ac.uk/railway) is part of the UK Rail Research Innovation Network (UKRRIN) and leads the Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems. In 2018, we joined forces with BCRRE to combine resources and expertise and further strengthen our offer to the industry as a whole.

What has changed?

The biggest change for companies is that we are adopting a freemium membership model, allowing thousands of companies to engage with us and join the community for free.

If you would like to attend our events, you must be signed up to the community.

What do I get for free as a community participant?

Entry to the Rail Alliance membership community

Online directory listing

Online community forum

Monthly e-Newsletter

Attendance to ‘Open’ events 2

3rd party discounts (tbc).

Access to Value Added Consultancy 3

1 per membership criteria and the discretion of the Rail Alliance
2 2 delegates per company
3 At additional cost

What is in the Community Partner Package?

At £450+VAT for one year, you should consider the benefits of becoming a Community Partner:

In addition to standard Community entry:

Entry to all Rail Alliance networking events and seminars for 1 year

Priority booking, incl. Open events

Up to 3 delegates per event 1

Pop-up display space 1

Sponsorship opportunities 1

Discount at Rail Live 2

Discounts on other Rail Alliance paid-for events

1 pending availability, at the discretion of the Rail Alliance
2 discount tbc by agreement with event partners

I am already a paid up member of the Rail Alliance, what happens now?

If you are an existing paid up Rail Alliance member as of today you will automatically be assigned “Community partner status” until the end of 2019 with no further charge

How do I get involved?

Sign up using the online form (click here) to join the community today. Once you have signed up a welcome email will be sent outlining how to get the most out of your participation. If you feel you have seen enough to become a Community Partner straight away, please select this option on the form and details on how to pay will be sent to you via email.

We are excited to be working on a new website in the background which gives you, the user, control over your own listing. We will be sending details on how to log in and make these changes as soon as they are live so keep an eye on your inbox, keep those listings up to date and get involved with all that the community has to offer.