The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the representative body for UK-based suppliers to the UK and world-wide railways. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).
RIA works 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. Members benefit from representation, networking, information services and exports support. Much of our activity is focused through a series of special and technical interest groups, addressing key issues through a programme of meetings and seminars, bringing suppliers into contact with clients and industry bodies such as Network Rail and HS2 Ltd.
RIA supports and is actively engaged in many cross-industry groups and initiatives, including Women in Rail and Young Rail Professionals. Other key areas of our activity include innovation, skills and supply chain improvements. More information can be found on our website.