Supply Chain stories

All the latest supply chain news for the Rail Industry.

Porterbrook appoints experienced operator as new Head of Fleet Services

17th January 2020

Porterbrook is delighted to welcome Duncan Wilkins as its new Head of Fleet Services (South). Duncan will join the business […]

Two leading, high profile speakers confirmed for Destination Digitalisation 2020

16th January 2020

Two leading industry experts will be keynote speakers at a major event set to be staged at the University of […]

Network Rail announce major improvement to Beverley railway station

15th January 2020

Network Rail has announced that £600,000 will be invested at Beverley railway station to improve passenger experience and enhance the […]

Northam joins Zonegreen’s new generation

14th January 2020

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, has upgraded its technology at a second Siemens UK depot, as part of a major […]

First of a Kind 2020 launches to find this century’s Brunel

13th January 2020

Organisations developing cutting-edge technology focused on making rail journeys faster, cleaner and greener could receive a share of £9.4 million […]

Network Rail launches action plan for working with small and medium businesses

13th January 2020

Network Rail has published its plan of action for working more effectively and closely with small and medium enterprises (SMEs), […]

Trialling new rail technologies: apply for contracts

10th January 2020

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million to show how new technologies could improve rail services […]

DB Cargo UK to run new service to East Midlands Gateway Terminal

10th January 2020

DB Cargo UK has launched a new route for Maritime Intermodal to its new East Midlands Gateway (EMG) Terminal in […]

SWR completes £70m ‘Desiro’ refurbishment

10th January 2020

South Western Railway (SWR) is pleased to announce the final refurbished Desiro train has entered passenger service on one of […]

Hitachi to make Newton Aycliffe train factory more flexible, agile and globally competitive

10th January 2020

Hitachi Rail’s factory at Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, which opened in 2015, will this year complete one of the UK’s […]

Network Rail approve Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

9th January 2020

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first […]

Linbrooke Elevated – New branding revealed

8th January 2020

Due to a dynamic expansion and re-structure within Linbrooke Group, we are pleased to announce that the company has undergone […]

First headline sponsor announced for Destination Digitalisation

8th January 2020

With the bells of New Year still ringing in our ears, Rail Alliance BCRRE is delighted to announce that the […]

Network Rail announces £640m contract awards to deliver design services

8th January 2020

Network Rail has announced the award of 82 framework contracts to deliver design services across the country, worth an estimated […]

£642 million deal to refurbish and maintain Avanti West Coast Pendolinos

8th January 2020

Britain’s most iconic train fleet is to undergo a major refurbishment that will create scores of high-skilled engineering jobs and […]

CEMEX upgrades facilities at Salford to improve rail depot capability

7th January 2020

CEMEX has invested over £300,000 into its Salford railhead, upgrading its track and storage bays to improve safety and allow […]

RIA responds to Lord Berkeley’s minority report on Review of HS2

7th January 2020

Lord Berkeley has published a minority report on HS2, providing his views on the scheme. Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of […]

Cardiff Capital Region reveals new plans for South East Wales Metro schemes

19th December 2019

The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) has revealed key updates to the South Wales transport network, including the creation of a […]

Register today for the RIA Annual Dinner 2020

13th December 2019

Register today for the RIA Annual Dinner 2020, as tables and places are selling fast. The event is open to RIA […]

World’s first carbon fibre rail bogie unveiled on campus

12th December 2019

The carbon fibre bogie was on display at the Railway Industry Association’s ‘Unlocking Innovation’ conference held at the University THE […]

Rail Expo – RSN 2020 will be the biggest yet with over 80 Exhibitors already signed up

10th December 2019

Many rail businesses have moved swiftly to secure exhibitor space at Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) in Derby next year, with […]

Porterbrook joins industry in supporting TBF Rail Staff Carol Service

6th December 2019

Porterbrook has joined forces with Network Rail, the Rail Delivery Group, the Rail Freight Group and RSSB to sponsor the […]