COVID-19

What is the Rail Alliance doing?

In response to the growing concern and uncertainty of the current situation regarding COVID-19, Rail Alliance remains focused on providing support, guidance and opportunities for its SME Community made up of over 800 members. In light of the difficult circumstances facing the rail industry, the Rail Alliance is providing all Community members access to exclusive, online, digital content, at much reduced rates. This has been rapidly implemented so that SMEs can utilise the platform to engage digitally, utilise content, and learn and apply skills and training to working remotely.

We offer a free-to-enter Bronze package and the online-content Silver package at a nominal fee of just £250+VAT for the rest of 2021.


  • Rail Alliance and BCRRE team members are continuing to work from home and will be available by email and mobile phone. You can also get in touch using our contact form at the top of the page or by clicking here
  • No meetings or events will be held at Rail Alliance offices, QRTC or at the University of Birmingham campus until further notice. However, we are anticipating a return to in-person events in Autumn 2021


Share your Views and Concerns

“We’re living through a rapidly evolving situation, and for government responses to remain relevant, we rely on a near-continuous feedback loop from businesses at the sharp end.” – Michael Noakes, Head of Rail, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy


Kickstart Scheme

6-months fully paid wage to employ a 16-24 year old

Kickstart-UK, part of Business 2 Business (UK) Limited, offers a FREE full service to help employers benefit from the Kickstart Scheme.

To find out more about the scheme please click here

To submit an application please download and complete the excel sheet below


External Advice

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