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Latest News

Matt Taylor joins RIA Northern Ireland as Business Engagement Manager

Posted on 17/05/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce Matt Taylor as the new Business Engagement Manager for RIA Northern Ireland.

RIA responds to National Infrastructure Commission annual review

Posted on 16/05/2024
RIA has welcomed the National Infrastructure Commission annual review analysis published today, which calls for a new long-term plan for rail with a steady delivery pipeline.

Noel Travers appointed new RIA Chairman

Posted on 13/05/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that – following a competitive interview process – its Board has appointed Noel Travers as RIA’s new Chairman.

Appointment of a new Chair & Vice Chair for the RIA SME Group

Posted on 02/05/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Chair and Vice Chair for the RIA SME Group.

RIA response to Labour’s plans for UK rail

Posted on 25/04/2024
The Labour party has set out its plans for UK rail, ahead of the forthcoming General Election.

RIA welcomes potential for progress on train orders

Posted on 17/04/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) today (17 April) welcomed the news that Alstom and the UK Government are close to a deal for new trains, although no agreement has yet been reached.

RIA announces partnership with Rail Live – Bauer Media

Posted on 15/04/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has today announced a partnership with Bauer Media for Rail Live, the UK’s largest outdoor rail exhibition.

A new strategy for delivering a lower cost, higher performing net zero railway by 2050

Posted on 11/04/2024
A new strategy published today (11 April) by the Railway Industry Association (RIA) sets out a pathway to a lower cost, higher performing net zero railway by 2050.

Portuguese and UK railway industry bodies agree partnership

Posted on 10/04/2024
Two leading Portuguese and UK railway trade bodies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the British Ambassador’s Residence, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Rail Minister Huw Merriman to join RIA carriage on Pullman service for Railway Children

Posted on 04/04/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) will be hosting a carriage on the Railway Children’s Midland Pullman train on Thursday 9 May, with special guest Huw Merriman MP, Rail & HS2 Minister.

RIA response to Network Rail's CP7 Delivery Plan

Posted on 03/04/2024
The Railway Industry Association welcomes the publication this week of Network Rail’s strategic priorities over the next five years, and its emphasis on boosting the performance and reliability of the rail network in the next Control Period, CP7.

Uncertain Easter for rail manufacturers and suppliers

Posted on 29/03/2024
With Easter approaching Government promises to issue orders for new rolling stock remain unfulfilled more than four months since the Transport Secretary pledged to issue a road map for procurement.

RIA: better and simpler fares and ticketing can drive revenues and restore trust in rail

Posted on 27/03/2024
A new report from the Railway Industry Association (RIA) today (27 March) provides a fresh blueprint for improving the fares and ticketing across UK rail.

RIA Annual Conference announced for 2024

Posted on 26/03/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that the award-winning Annual Conference & Dinner will take place on 6-7 November 2024, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London.

Railway Industry Association hails strong progress on increased passenger levels

Posted on 21/03/2024
The Office for Rail and Road (ORR) has today released further evidence of the strong return to rail post-pandemic, with a 20% year-on-year increase in the number of passenger journeys.

Countdown to RIA Innovation Conference 2024

Posted on 19/03/2024
RIA’s award-winning Innovation Conference returns to the ICC Wales on 26-27 March with the theme ‘Inspired by Innovation’.

RIA Directors win recognition in influential Women in Trade Association Powerlist 2024

Posted on 08/03/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is excited to announce that two of its Directors have been nominated and included in this year’s Women in Trade Association Powerlist 2024 (WiTA Powerlist).

RIA responds to the Spring Budget 2024

Posted on 06/03/2024
Darren Caplan, Railway Industry Association Chief Executive comments on the Spring Budget 2024 announcement

RIA comments on the proposed reallocation of HS2 funds

Posted on 26/02/2024
Today, the Department for Transport announced its plans regarding the reallocation of HS2 funding in the North and the Midlands.

RIA scoops three awards, including Trade Association of the Year

Posted on 23/02/2024
Last night, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) won three gongs at the national 2024 Trade Association Forum (TAF) Awards, including the coveted Trade Association of the Year award.

RIA responds to the publication of the draft Rail Reform Bill

Posted on 20/02/2024
The Railway Industry Association's comment on the announcement of pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Rail Reform Bill

Government should seize opportunity to grow passenger rail

Posted on 19/02/2024
New research by consultancy Steer for the Railway Industry Association has found that rail passenger numbers could double by 2050.

RIA announces judges for Railway Industry Supplier Excellence (RISE) awards 2024

Posted on 08/02/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has today revealed the expert judging panel for this year’s Railway Industry Supplier Excellence (RISE) awards.

RIA responds to Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee report on HS2

Posted on 07/02/2024
The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee published a report today on the value for money of HS2, following last October’s cancellation of the Northern Leg.

Dynamic Programme announced to unlocking rail innovation in 2024

Posted on 25/01/2024
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that Telent is joining the Unlocking Innovation programme as a Strategic Partner, alongside Network Rail’s RD&I Portfolio and UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN).

RIA Innovation Conference 26-27 March 2024 ICC Wales

Posted on 25/01/2024
The award-winning RIA Innovation Conference 2024 takes place at the ICC Wales on 26-27 March with the theme ‘Inspired by Innovation’.

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