Press Office

Media can contact Max Sugarman, Public Affairs & PR Director at RIA on:

Phone (work hours): 0207 201 0777
Phone (non work hours): 07399 042 383
Email: press@riagb.org.uk

If you are not a journalist, you can get in touch with RIA by contacting ria@riagb.org.uk

Latest News

RIA welcomes Midlands Connect regional transport strategy

Posted on 05/04/2022
RIA has issued a comment welcoming Midlands Connect's Strategic Transport Plan for the Midlands, setting out a vision for the transport network and economic growth it supports.

Railway industry welcomes 80% milestone on passenger numbers

Posted on 30/03/2022
Following the latest rail passenger statistics from the DfT, RIA has welcomed a positive milestone reaching 80% in March 2022.

A mixed picture - RIA’s review of the Government’s progress on decarbonising the railways

Posted on 28/03/2022
RIA has reviewed the Government's progress meeting the recommendations of the Transport Committee's Trains fit for the future inquiry.

RIA responds to Chancellor's Spring Statement

Posted on 23/03/2022
RIA has responded to the Government's Spring Statement, calling for the Chancellor to provide certainty.

RIA welcomes £1.7bn UK-Turkey rail deal

Posted on 17/03/2022
RIA has welcomed a deal for the construction of a 503km high speed electric railway in Turkey, with funding guaranteed by UK Export Finance.

RIA North welcomes £84 million rail investment in Manchester and the North West

Posted on 11/03/2022
RIA North has welcomed the announcement that £84 million will be invested in rail in Manchester and the North West.

Rail supply community sets out five 'tests' for Great British Railways

Posted on 07/03/2022
RIA has published five tests for the new railway body to ensure it is best able to harness the value and expertise of the rail supply industry.

RIA celebrates bringing politicians closer to the rail supply industry

Posted on 25/02/2022
At RIA's Annual Parliamentary Reception, the Class of 2020-21's Rail Fellowship Programme were awarded for their participation.

RIA welcomes reprieve of latest TfL deal, but urges longer-term certainty

Posted on 25/02/2022
After TfL agreed a four-month funding extension, RIA welcomed the reprieve for passengers and business but stressed the need for a long-term deal.

Local MP Bob Blackman shown London Overground trains at Alstom depot

Posted on 21/02/2022
In the first Rail Fellowship Programme of 2022, Bob Blackman sees trains that service his constituency in Willesden.

Rail industry responds to ministerial statement on ScotRail

Posted on 11/02/2022
RIA responded to the Scottish Government's confirmation that ScotRail will move into public ownership from 1 April 2022.

RIA responds to two-week extension for TfL funding

Posted on 04/02/2022
RIA has labelled the latest short-term extension of TfL's funding a sticking plaster solution and called for a long-term deal to be agreed.

Unlocking Innovation 2022 Programme launched!

Posted on 31/01/2022
The Unlocking Innovation programme for 2022 has been set out, listing key activities and events to boost innovation in rail.

Rail industry welcomes HS2 Bill for the Crewe–Manchester extension

Posted on 24/01/2022
RIA has welcomed the HS2 Bill, extending the high speed line from Crewe to Manchester, being laid before Parliament.

ECDP sets path for major schemes under Great British Railways, new report finds

Posted on 14/01/2022
RIA has published a brand new report, highlighting the lessons the indsutry can learn from the East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP) and why it should be model under Great British Raiways.

RIA welcomes HS2 Net Zero Carbon Plan

Posted on 11/01/2022
RIA has welcomed the news that HS2 trains will be zero carbon from day one of operation.

RIA responds to northern Transport Decarbonisation Strategy

Posted on 08/12/2021
RIA North has welcomed the ambition in Transport for the North's (TfN) Transport Decarbonisation Strategy.