This sector has plenty of ambition – we share the Government’s goal of making the UK a global railway leader. The RSG must now provide a strong, single leadership voice for rail supply businesses to make that ambition a reality, and we are working in partnership with the Rail Delivery Group to champion the entire rail industry. A successful railway must deliver for its passenger and freight customers, benefiting the UK economy.
We know we must do more to improve the way we work if we are to transform our industry. Business needs diversity – it allows us to challenge ourselves and see where we come up short. Women are still greatly underrepresented amongst rail suppliers and we are committed to addressing this.
This strategy sets out our sector’s long-term commitment to increase our manufacturing and innovation capability to enhance productivity, skills and employment to support UK economic growth.
Delivering the initiatives set out in this strategy will require the whole sector to work together and to collaborate effectively to turn our shared ambition into reality. We are looking ahead to the next ten years and beyond and we will maintain our momentum to continue the advances this strategy represents.