Press releases from the Rail Supply Group

Early Contractor Involvement Report

December 7, 2016

Foreword By David Waboso CBE, Managing, Director, Digital Railway & Gordon Wakeford, Chair, Rail Supply Group Early Contractor Involvement Report Dec 16

£4m innovation competition to improve rail services

May 24, 2016

£4m is being put up for grabs, as part of the latest innovation competition being launched by the RSSB. TOC’16 challenges train operators and suppliers to work together to develop new and innovative ways to improve performance, reliability and safety on the railway while also enhancing the customer experience of travelling by train. RSSB’s Innovations […]

Next Generation Rail: 29th June, 30th June, 1st July

May 19, 2016

Next Generation Rail will offer valuable learning and networking opportunities to early-career researchers (PhD, Masters students), professionals and apprentices working in rail. Please click on the link for further information – Next Generation Rail Leaflet

Gordon Wakeford appointed Industry Chair of RSG

May 10, 2016

The Rail Supply Group council and the Secretaries of State for Business Innovation and Skills; and the Department for Transport, are pleased to announce that Gordon Wakeford has been appointed as interim Industry Chair of the Rail Supply Group (RSG). Gordon Wakeford is Managing Director, Mobility Division, for Siemens PLC – an organisation that employs […]

HS2 Regional Supply Chain Roadshow – May to September 2016

April 18, 2016

Supply chain opportunities from HS2 – please click on the link below: HS2 Supply Chain Regional Roadshow 2016

The Rail Supply Group Proud to Support Infrarail, 12-14 April 2016

March 3, 2016

The RSG will be supporting Infrarail this year on the 12, 13 and 14 April at the Excel, London.  There will also be a series of RSG mentoring clinics available to attend – please see for details.  

Government and industry unite to drive UK rail growth

February 2, 2016

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has today (1 February 2016) launched its strategy to build growth in the UK rail industry and support exports. During an event at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) in Coventry hosted by Business Secretary Sajid Javid, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Managing Director of Alstom UK & Ireland Terence […]

NTAR opened by Rail Minister

October 20, 2015

National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) officially opened by Transport Minister, Claire Perry MP Today the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) was officially opened by Transport Minister Claire Perry. The state-of-the-art training facility is now ready for the first intake of students. The academy was established in response to a forecast skills shortage of […]

RSG SME Rail Mentoring Clinic at RAIL2015

September 15, 2015

RAIL2015 is taking place on the 16th & 17th September 2015 at the The Quinton Rail Technology Centre between Stratford-Upon-Avon and Evesham. The Rail Supply Group is offering opportunities for accelerated engagement into the Industry via the Rail Mentor Scheme, a programme that provides the opportunity to SMEs to develop structured supply opportunities to match the […]

NWRILG endorses RSG

July 20, 2015

“The North West Rail Industry Leaders Group has reviewed and fully supports the RSG vision and associated workstreams. “We welcome further engagement, and will actively work as a NW group of companies and institutions to deliver the RSG objectives. In particular we look forward to the publication of the RSG Industrial Strategy, and how […]

Tim Shoveller to speak at Tomorrow’s Rail – 8 July 2015

June 2, 2015

Rail Supply Group Council member Tim Shoveller will be speaking at the Tomorrow’s Rail event on Wednesday 8th July. Tomorrow’s Rail is the independent, fresh new forum shaped to move debate on the future of rail into decisions on a clear, long-term strategy. Join operators, suppliers, infrastructure owners, consultants, passenger groups and government and play […]

RSG launches SME Mentoring with Rail Alliance

May 28, 2015

This Mentoring programme is designed to support a principal Rail Supply Group (RSG) objective: ‘Supporting a Transformation of the Rail Supply Chain’. It is also aligned with the RSG’s support for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) through the RSG’s ‘SME Work Stream’. SMEs already operating in the rail supply chain, or in other sectors keen to explore opportunities […]

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