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RIA welcomes agreement on train orders

17/06/2024
 
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) today (17 June) welcomed the news that the UK Government has confirmed funding for TfL to procure 10 new Elizabeth Line trains.

RIA responds to General Election political party manifestos

14/06/2024
 
The majority of the main political parties published their General Election manifestos this week with rail policy prominent among them.

RIA Manifesto: 2024 A fresh start for UK rail

06/06/2024
 
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) today publishes its five main asks of Government, in a manifesto for the next Parliament which seeks a fresh start for UK rail.

A new look for the Railway Industry Association

03/06/2024
 
On 3 June the Railway Industry Association (RIA) unveiled a new logo, brand and website, as it approaches 150 years of championing the railway industry.

Next Government needs to move quickly on rail reform

29/05/2024
 
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report scrutinising the Government’s rail reform programme. The cross-party committee of MPs said ‘no-one in Government is putting the needs of passengers and taxpayers first.

Matt Taylor joins RIA Northern Ireland as Business Engagement Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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