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Lucy Prior of the Rail Alliance to join RTS Solutions as Business Development Director

Lucy Prior, International Trade & Membership Development Director will be leaving the Rail Alliance mid-September and joining Leeds based RTS Solutions.   With close to 4yrs as part of dynamic team at the Rail Alliance, Lucy has played a key role in taking the business forward with organisations across the UK and overseas benefiting from her… Read more


Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, has retained its Investors in People accreditation, after being described as having a “strong purpose and vision to be recognised as the best in the industry.”   The rail depot equipment specialist has been granted the internationally recognised standard for a fourth time, following a rigorous assessment process and employee interviews.  … Read more

New rail activity book for kids set to engineer a platform for the future

Parents can solve the perennial ‘are we nearly there yet’ question on long train journeys this summer with a new free rail activity book for kids which aims to inspire the next generation of engineers. The educational book, supported by the rail industry and part of the government’s ‘Year of Engineering’, features a variety of… Read more

Rail Alliance Middle East Launched at Rail Live 2018

Rail Alliance has made serious steps towards offering tangible support to Rail Alliance Members who want to take advantage of the growing pipeline of opportunities in the Middle East, with particular focus on Saudi Arabia. Launched at Rail Live 2018, Rail Alliance Middle East, headed up by Chairman, HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Faisel Al Saud,… Read more

Rail Alliance Member Mattei celebrate 100 years of service


HS2 reveals bidders in race for £2.75 billion trains contract

HS2 Ltd today revealed the train-builders vying to deliver Britain’s next generation of state-of-the-art high speed trains, which will carry tens of thousands of people every day across the UK’s new high speed network and beyond. Published 2 November 2017 From: High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Operating at speeds of up to 225mph (360kph), the… Read more

Jonathan Lee Recruitment celebrates 40th anniversary

Engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and will be marking the occasion with a number of events throughout 2018 including the launch of a new website, a rebrand and a gala luncheon later in the year.   Established in 1978 by the current chairman, Jonathan Lee,… Read more

Celebrating the 5th Annual Network Rail Plant Awards, hosted by the Rail Alliance

The Rail Alliance was delighted to once again host the Rail Live Dinner and welcomed over 260 guests, including Steve Featherstone and his team from Network Rail who announced the winners of this year’s Rail Live Plant Awards. The evening brought together the rail industry to celebrate and commend the achievements of outstanding companies in… Read more

Rail Alliance Director, Lucy Prior receives MBE for Services to Rail Export

Lucy Prior, International Trade Director at the Rail Alliance has been recognised in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours list with an MBE for services to rail exports. As a Director of the Rail Alliance with over 12 years of experience in the rail sector, Lucy’s dedication and relentless energy and enthusiasm (not to mention her… Read more

Announcing the Launch of Construction Plant Finance Ltd

Construction Plant Finance Ltd launched in May 2018 dedicated to the provision of competitive and flexible finance solutions exclusively for the UK construction industry.   Significantly, Construction Plant Finance Ltd, headquartered in Hampshire, fills a 20-year gap in the construction sector. It is the first independent finance company to be introduced solely for the construction… Read more