Supplying UK Rail

Purchase of equipment and services for use on Britain’s railways is the responsibility of the individual companies concerned, such as Network Rail and the train operating companies (see Links page).

There are however strict technical and quality control requirements for many items, including all safety-related procurement, such as compliance with the relevant British or European Standards, Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs), Railway Group Standards and company standards. Most suppliers will need to register with the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS).

Further information on the benefits of RIA membership for UK-based suppliers can be found here.