Supply Chain stories

All the latest supply chain news for the Rail Industry.

Minister shown how WMG literally weaved design of Very Light Rail – Braided structure is super lightweight

20th May 2019

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has worked with partners, to create a new design of incredibly lightweight Very Light […]

Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule

13th May 2019

Vivarail, the manufacturer of eco-friendly passenger trains, has accelerated expansion of its site in County Durham and turned it into […]

Network Rail awards contract to BAM Nuttall for new Dawlish sea wall which will protect vital rail artery to the south west

10th May 2019

Network Rail has awarded the contract for construction of the first phase of the Dawlish sea wall to BAM Nuttall […]

Deadline approaching for free registration to rail industry’s leading showcase

10th May 2019

The UK’s premier exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services Railtex 2019 takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from […]

The Midlands is the Place to be for Rail Business Investment

8th May 2019

The Midlands Engine supported by the Rail Alliance BCRRE are hosting an event at Railtex 2019 at the NEC in […]

Harmill Systems Announces new battery electric road/rail train and bogie moving vehicle – the Turtle 3100

3rd May 2019

Harmill Systems Ltd. Leighton Buzzard based depot plant and equipment specialist announce the introduction of its innovative electric road/rail train […]

RIN calls out for final registration as its North West event nears

2nd May 2019

Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) is encouraging businesses not to miss out on significant business networking opportunities by registering as a […]

FirstGroup plc Board appointments announced today

2nd May 2019

FirstGroup plc (‘FirstGroup’ or the ‘Group’), a leading provider of transport services in the UK and North America, today announces […]

Tracsis acquires Bellvedi Ltd

1st May 2019

Tracsis is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Bellvedi Limited. Bellvedi is a […]

Consultation on proposed name change for NCHSR

1st May 2019

The National College for High Speed Rail is an employer-led college created by the Government to match industry’s demands for higher technical skills with British […]

New Venue, New Theme, New Faces!

1st May 2019

The RBF are delighted that their Annual Dinner has seen many new table bookings and sponsorship for the evening. The […]

Teesport rail freight investment continues to drive Tees Valley as engine room of the Northern Powerhouse

29th April 2019

North East-based PD Ports has celebrated the success of its second daily rail freight connection to Scotland, with an official […]

Infodev EDI’s AI Seat and Space Occupancy System to be demonstrated on the Porterbrook Innovation HUB Train

26th April 2019

Following an innovation competition process performed by Porterbrook, a select number of suppliers offering innovative rail products will be demonstrating […]

UKRRIN welcomes two new industry members into network

26th April 2019

The UK Rail Research Network (UKRRIN) has welcomed two new industry members into its network. Furrer + Frey and Worldline […]

Angel Trains, ESG Rail and Stratasys tackle obsolescence in the rail industry with UK’s first 3D printing manufacturing solution

25th April 2019

Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, has collaborated with engineering consultancy ESG Rail, and 3D printing technology […]

Porterbrook Innovation Hub open for business

25th April 2019

In a UK first, Porterbrook has launched its pioneering Innovation Hub, a static train testbed to fast-track the development of […]

Park Signalling products in the spotlight

24th April 2019

Wednesday 27th March 2019 saw the Park Signalling Digital key token machine (DiBloC) product demonstrated to engineers and officials from across the UK […]

3Squared and RailSmart in rail’s first Recognised Innovation Scheme

24th April 2019

The RailSmart suite of apps, created by digital technology company 3Squared to improve operational performance, is among the first products […]

J-Flex to showcase their RailFlex® range of high performance, low toxicity, elastomer materials and components at Railtex 2019

23rd April 2019

The introduction of the improved norm – EN 45545-2 – for low smoke/low toxic flame retardant materials in railway rolling […]

Countdown to return of rail industry’s leading showcase

18th April 2019

Railtex 2019, the complete showcase of railway equipment, systems and services, is now less than one month away, and professionals […]

The Hardlock Nut ensures safety in rolling stock applications

18th April 2019

The Hardlock Nut is a simple fastener that enhances build quality.  For decades Hitachi have specified Hardlock as a self-locking […]

Rolls-Royce celebrates initial orders for its MTU hybrid rail drives

16th April 2019

Rolls-Royce has achieved a pioneering breakthrough for hybrid rail drive systems: Both Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, the state railway of […]