Category Archives: News

Celebrations all round for the nominees and winners at this years’ Rail Live Network Rail Plant Awards

Organised by the Rail Alliance on behalf of Network Rail, this was an evening to celebrate the best in Rail Plant in recognition of the success and achievements of outstanding companies in the supply chain who have demonstrated excellence in the delivery of products and services to the industry. Our congratulations goes to all the… Read more


University of Birmingham wins First of a Kind funding for hydrogen-fuelled train

The first mainline testing of a hydrogen-fuelled train in the UK is one of two dozen successful projects being funded by the Department for Transport’s £7.8M First of a Kind (FOAK) competition. The HydroFLEX Project is a groundbreaking partnership between the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education and railway rolling stock company, Porterbrook. Its… Read more


BCRRE announces new Industry Advisory Board

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham has welcomed the members of its new Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The Board will lend support to the Centre’s mission to educate new and experienced railway engineers and operators in the areas of Railway Systems Engineering and Railway Safety Management. The… Read more


FINAL EVENT PERES PROJECT – open invitation to attend!

    SAVE THE DATE June 25th 2019 – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM ATRIUM 14 – Room Strasbourg/Luxembourg Rue de la Science 14B  – B-1040 Brussels REGISTRATION FINAL EVENT PERES PROJECT DITECFER, i-Trans, BTS Rail Saxony, Rail Alliance and RCSEE are happy to invite you to the project’s closure event that will take place on… Read more


Rail Alliance Community Partner delivering 2 days of wheel lathe demonstrations at Rail Live

Yellow Rail Limited are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Rail Live exhibition.  This is the first time the innovative Railathe – the portable wheel lathe system, and the Mobile Wheel Reprofiling Service will be open to the public to view in operation. The Railathe, a wheel lathe system that can be deployed in… Read more


The Midlands – a showcase for Rail Excellence

Jointly organised by the Midlands Engine and the Rail Alliance – “Promoting Global Excellence in Rail” was held at UK rail exhibition, Railtex (one of the UK’s leading rail industry trade shows) and delivered a clear message that the Midlands region is the place to do business. With its reputation for attracting the international rail… Read more


The Rail Alliance does it again!

The Rail Alliance is well known for its ability to adapt and adjust in response to industry needs and demands, and 6 months ago this is exactly what it did.  Following the integration with the University of Birmingham, the Rail Alliance is now a key part of the Birmingham Centre of Railway Research and Education… Read more


University of Birmingham strengthens links with leading Serbian rail organisations

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham has today signed co-operation agreements with two organisations based in Serbia to strengthen ties with the rail industry across South and East Europe. BCRRE, who recently integrated the Rail Alliance into its activities, signed the agreements with the University of Belgrade… Read more


The Midlands is the Place to be for Rail Business Investment

The Midlands Engine supported by the Rail Alliance BCRRE are hosting an event at Railtex 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 15 March – “Promoting Global Excellence in Rail” which will showcase the region’s growing rail cluster and why companies are choosing to base operating and manufacturing facilities in the Midlands Region.  Speakers include Adrian… Read more


Rail Alliance Community Partner, RSS Infrastructure Retains 5* RISQS Rating

RSS Infrastructure (RSSI) Limited, a subsidiary of Auctus Management Group Limited, are proud to announce that it has once again retained the highest accolade of ‘five stars’ for the seventh year in a row in the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit, formerly referred to as Link-up. This award is testament to the company’s… Read more