Press releases from the Rail Supply Group

Providing a platform to export

22nd December 2021

Published in Rail Business Daily, Rail Director Magazine, December 2021 edition. With Network Rail, Transport for London and HS2 all signed up, the Rail Supply Group aims to boost overseas bids from suppliers with the help of its Export reference scheme. Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Limited (ASL), which supplies public address systems, voice alarm systems and control systems from its HQ in Lewes, East […]

Rail Sector Deal Update: We need your views

1st December 2021

PRESS RELEASE: 1st December 2021   This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the Rail Sector Deal which set out a new approach to industry and government working in partnership to transform the sector. The Rail Supply Group is working with Government to update the Deal so that its priorities better reflect current Government policy […]

Exporting overseas made easier with TfL, Network Rail and HS2 reference scheme

31st August 2021

PRESS RELEASE: 1st September 2021 The Rail Supply Group (RSG), working in partnership with Government, is delighted to announce that Transport for London (TfL) is the latest significant project sponsor to provide a simplified project reference scheme for suppliers seeking to export their services or products overseas. TfL’s scheme adds to existing project reference schemes […]

Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail

20th May 2021

20th May 2021 The Rail Supply Group (RSG) welcomes the Williams-Shapps Review (PDF) and the long-term Government commitment to prioritise the needs of passengers and freight under the new single body, Great British Railways. The review presents a once in a generation opportunity to transform the sector and the rail supply chain is ready to […]

Build Back Better

12th May 2021

12 May 2021 by Darren James The Government wants the UK to “Build Back Better” after the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the industry has launched a Work Pipeline Visibility Charter, which is asking the UK rail industry to play its part in meeting its Rail Sector Deal commitments by making the development, design, procurement and delivery of rail projects more effective than they have been in the […]

Industry-wide Work Pipeline Visibility Charter Launched

9th May 2021

10th May, 2021 Today, the Rail Supply Group launches a new industry-wide initiative, a Work Pipeline Visibility Charter backed by Network Rail, HS2, the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The RSG Charter is aimed at businesses across the UK that supply services, or products to the rail sector. […]

Open data: A good thing

16th April 2021

By James Bain, Rail Supply Group’s ‘Mobility and Data’ Champion and CEO Worldline UK and Ireland It looks like there is light at the end of the Covid tunnel at last, but there is still a long line to run before we get back to anywhere near normal, whatever normal means in these strange times. […]

Rail Supply Group Appoints Leading Industry Experts Jacqueline Starr and Elaine Clark

23rd March 2021

Today, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) is delighted to announce the appointment of two leading experts to its industry-wide Council, Jacqueline Starr, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group and Elaine Clark, CEO of the Rail Forum Midlands. Jacqueline Starr became CEO of The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) in December 2020, replacing Paul Plummer. The RDG […]

Work Pipeline Visibility and Cash flow are Top Priority for Rail Businesses

22nd February 2021

Today, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) publishes two reports, its latest industry-wide Pulse Survey Results – detailing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on rail businesses – and its ACT NOW update on improving ‘Work Pipeline Visibility’. In Spring 2020, the Government asked the RSG to form a Covid-19 Taskforce to put in place measures […]

Rail Supply Group Appoints New Industry Champions Lizi Stewart and Jake Rudham

27th January 2021

Today, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) is delighted to announce the appointment of two leading experts to its industry-wide Council — Lizi Stewart, Managing Director of Transportation at Atkins and Jake Rudham, Marketing Director at Unipart Rail. Jake Rudham becomes the RSG Industry Champion for Export and Inward Investment. Lizi Stewart becomes the joint RSG […]

RSG Coronavirus Taskforce provides update on its Act Now priorities

24th November 2020

Setting out the next steps to support the rail supply chain’s recovery Today, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) – the leadership body for the UK rail supply chain – has provided an update on its three Act Now priorities which will support the rail supply chain’s COVID-19 recovery. In July this year, having been invited […]

RSG Coronavirus Taskforce: Act Now Report sets out path for sector recovery

14th July 2020

Today, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) – the leadership body for the UK rail supply chain – has published its report and the actions to be taken to support the best possible recovery of businesses supplying the rail industry. By harnessing the views of the industry through an independent survey, the RSG Taskforce was able […]