Membership Terms and Conditions

Each Member Company pays an annual subscription, which is based on their declared UK rail turnover in the last financial year for which figures are available.  
Subscription arrangements are reviewed annually by RIA’s Finance Committee and Board. 
Subscriptions are invoiced to new members on commencement of membership and to existing members in the early part of the membership year. When a company joins after April, the subscription for the remainder of a financial year is charged proportionately.  

Different fees apply to bands of turnover: 

  • The fee for a UK rail industry turnover of up to £1M is a flat charge of £875.
  • Once UK rail industry turnover exceeds £1M, the rate is £830 per £1M of turnover up to £19.2M, subject to a minimum of £1,750.
  • Turnover between £19.2M and £50M is charged at the reduced rate of £815 per £1M.
  • Turnover above £50m but below £221M is charged at a further reduced rate of £50 per £1M. 
  • Finally, turnover above £221M and up to £646.8M is charged at £8 per £1M.
  • Beyond £648.8M there is no further charge.


Turnover band

Fee per £1M

Maximum fee per band

Cumulative maximum fees

£0 - £1M




£1 – £2.11M

£830 – subject to minimum of £1,750



£2.11M - £19.2M




£19.2M - £50M




£50M - £221M




£221M - £646.8M




Subscriptions are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. 

Joint RFM & RIA Membership Offer

If your business has less than £2.2M rail turnover, you have the opportunity to join regional and national rail trade associations Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) and the Railway Industry Association (RIA) now and receive a 30% discount. 

This means you'll benefit from full membership of both associations for under £80 per month if your rail turnover is less than £1M, and under £130 per month if it's less than £2.2M.
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