UK rail industry experts have reacted to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget 2021 and Spending Review which includes £46 billion investment for railways.
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As the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline passes its two year milestone, the Railway Industry Association urges the UK government for an updated plan.
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has urged the UK government not to scale back investment in the railways and to deliver major projects, including HS2 in full.
"Although we welcome these positive plans, action is needed now if we are to reach Net Zero on our railways by 2050," says David Clarke, Technical Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA).
The Office of Rail and Road has published data demonstrating that the UK is electrifying its railway at less than half the rate needed to decarbonise by 2050.
A new report, commissioned by the Railway Industry Association (RIA), highlights the economic value of the UK railway industry and how rail could be sector leader for the UK’s economic recovery.
HS2 Ltd has announced that over 20,000 people are now working on Britain's high-speed rail project, one year on from the formal start of construction on Phase One from London to the West Midlands.
The new government Hydrogen Strategy outlines how the UK rail industry can be supported through the development of hydrogen economies and continue to excel as one of the ‘greenest ways’ of travel.
For Global Railway Review, David Clarke, Technical Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), explores the importance of collaboration and how it will be a driving force in the industry’s COVID-19 recovery.
By committing to delivering hydrogen train fleet orders, the UK government can support the ‘build back better’ agenda, as well as skilled jobs, investment and growth.
Phil Bennett, Commercial Director at Network Rail, shares details about how the organisation is changing the way that it works with suppliers in the signalling market in order to support the transition of the UK’s railway to digital signalling, including the European Train Control System and Future Control Command and…
The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
Results of the survey found that, of the SMEs already working on HS2, 80.5 per cent anticipated a drop in revenue should the West Midlands to Leeds route not go ahead.
In order to meet the government’s legally binding net zero commitments, 15 UK rail industry stakeholders have called for an immediate programme of electrification.
Ahead of the devolved national and regional elections in the UK, the Railway Industry Association has published five manifestos that highlight the ‘key asks’ of the industry.