RIA welcomes Transport for London joining RSG's export reference scheme

1 September 2021

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has welcomed the news that Transport for London has joined Network Rail and HS2 in supporting the Rail Supply Group's export reference scheme. The scheme provides a simplified project reference process for suppliers seeking to export their services or products overseas.

Neil Walker, Exports Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “It is fantastic to see Transport for London – another major client body – join the Rail Supply Group’s export reference scheme. As companies across the sector tell us, having an easy and accessible way to get references from these organisations goes a long way in supporting their ability to export abroad. As the Government looks to build a truly ‘Global Britain’ through new trade policies, schemes like this will be pivotal in supporting UK businesses to sell their products and services across the globe and demonstrates Government and industry working together positively to further enable UK exporters.”

Notes to Editors


  1.  The announcement from the Rail Supply Group can be found here.
  2. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has 300+ companies in membership in a sector that contributes £36 billion in economic growth and £11 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 600,000 people—more than the workforce of Birmingham. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK. 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.

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