Railway Industry Association


RIA is the representative body for UK-based suppliers to the UK and world-wide railways. We have some 200 companies in membership and, based on conservative estimates, the sector employs 240,000 people and contributes annually £11 billion Gross Value Added (GVA). RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services, including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). We work to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry.