RIA responds to RSSB Brexit Paper

RSSB have today published a report on Brexit and the rail industry.

Darren Caplan Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association, responded: "The Railway Industry Association welcomes the RSSB's pragmatic approach to Brexit in its report published today. "Post-Brexit, the industry is clear that the UK needs to continue to be a place that is conducive for rail suppliers, with access to skilled labour, as frictionless trade as possible and standards which maintain high safety levels whilst providing space for innovation.

"There are also opportunities from Brexit, specifically the role rail can play in future trade deals, allowing access to new markets for our world-class railway supply companies. We urge the Government to ensure the railway industry can play its part in developing markets overseas, for the benefit of UK plc as a whole.” ENDS

Notes to Editors

  1. RSSB’s Brexit Paper can be found here.
  2.  About the Railway Industry Association: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the representative body for UK-based suppliers to the UK and world-wide railways. It has more than 200 companies in membership and the sector employs 600,000 people and contributes annually £36 billion Gross Value Added (GVA). It is also a growing industry with the number of rail journeys expected to double over the next 25 years and freight set to grow significantly too. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). RIA works to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry. www.riagb.org.uk

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