Topic: Railway Industry Association (RIA)

UK’s train battery programme criticised

The UK train battery programme is running out of juice, according to the House of Lords. While rail is being urged to decarbonise, the upper house of the UK parliament has criticised the government for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
three hydrogen trains, image: RIA

UK should order hydrogen trains, says RIA

“Already a low carbon mode of transport, taking diesel trains off the network through electric, battery and hydrogen trains would help generate jobs and investment, reduce emissions and support a pivotal industry”, said Kate Jennings,...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
Leeds railway station, source: Network Rail

Major UK railway reforms announced

Great British Railways – that is the new name and new structure for the entire industry in the UK. The sweeping reforms were announced on 20 May by the UK government. A white paper –...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK rail sector calls for electrification

Two of the most influential industry bodies in the UK have led a call for rail electrification in the UK. As part of a joint study, informed by research conducted by the Railway Industry Association,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

The need for project SPEED in UK’s railway plan

Swift, Pragmatic and Efficient Enhancement Delivery. That is both the message and a new initiative called SPEED, backed by the UK government and developed by Network Rail, the UK infrastructure management agency. The project has...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
Female railworkers, source: Women in Rail

Women in Rail and RIA launch equality charter

Women in Rail and Railway Industry Association have announced the launch of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter across the rail sector. The charter has been backed by over 100 organization, such as Alstom, Hitachi...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Chebaro
HydroFLEX Class 319 hydrogen train, source: Porterbrook

Hydrogen trains a viable option for Britain

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), an alliance of British rail suppliers, has called on the government to support and invest in hydrogen trains as a viable option for the country’s network. The trade group also...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko