Supply Chain stories

All the latest supply chain news for the Rail Industry.

£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 […]

Compotech Hungary up and running

3rd December 2019

Compotech AG’s new RTM & Hand layup facility in Nyrigyhazha Hungary is now up and running . Complimenting Compotech’s long […]

Transport for London says William Cook Rail is Best SME

2nd December 2019

Transport for London has named William Cook Rail as its SME supplier of the year for 2019. The prestigious awards […]

Are you coming to the next Unlocking Innovation ‘M.A.D.E for Rolling Stock’ Conference?

29th November 2019

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is teaming up with the University of Huddersfield and Network Rail to promote a conference […]

Railway Industry Association launches survey to gather views on the product acceptance process

29th November 2019

The Railway industry Association (RIA), the voice of the UK rail supply community, has launched a survey on behalf of […]

Porterbrook wins eight at Golden Spanners

25th November 2019

Porterbrook owned and supported rolling stock won eight out of the 25 awards at this year’s Golden Spanners ceremony, which […]

Rail charity’s online shop encourages festive fundraising

25th November 2019

Kind-hearted shoppers can support those less fortunate than themselves this Christmas through the Railway Benefit Fund charity (RBF) online shop. […]

Amey Consulting receives Sword of Honour award for health and safety

22nd November 2019

Amey Consulting has been awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour award for its commitment to Health and Safety management from the British […]

CSA Catapult to deliver energy-efficient intelligent rail system

20th November 2019

Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with a consortium of organisations to deliver […]

Full speed ahead for RSN 2020 – with huge interest from exhibitors

13th November 2019

More than 60 exhibitors have already signed up for next year’s Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) event in Derby next year. […]

Railway Industry Association launches RAIL 2050 Manifesto

13th November 2019

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the voice of the UK rail supply community, has launched its RAIL 2050 Manifesto , […]

Omnicom Balfour Beatty and The University of York revolutionise the future of railway inspections

12th November 2019

A new Artificial Intelligence computer software, developed in partnership by Omnicom Balfour Beatty and The University of York, and supported […]

Porterbrook completes £250m refinancing in landmark issuance

6th November 2019

Porterbrook, one of the UK’s leading train leasing companies, is delighted to announce the successful refinancing of its £250m, October […]