RIA Technical Activities

The Railway Industry Association is actively involved in many cross-industry bodies involved in Technical and Safety issues, and represents the supply industry, either through its own staff or through member nominees. Issues addressed include:

  • Development of technical strategies for the UK railways
  • Standards development
  • Innovation (see below)
  • Sustainability
  • Product Acceptance
  • Research
  • Legislation

RIA also has a key role in promoting the interests of the UK railway supply industry in the European arena, including in the implementation of EU legislation in the UK:

Standards Development and Interoperability

RIA organises UK supply industry representation on various CEN and CENELEC standards committees, and on the UK mirror committees.


RIA has been one of the leading players in the consultations on the EU Interoperability Directives, and continues to have a key role in their implementation and further development.

European Rail Traffic Management System

RIA has played an important supporting role in the development of the ERTMS Programme in the UK .

Unlocking Innovation

An initiative to support innovation in the rail sector – details here.

RIA Technology and Innovation Conference

RIA’s next Technology & Innovation Conference will be held in March 2017. For more details of the conference and for booking information, click here.