Central Rail Systems Alliance logo

The Central Rail Systems Alliance (CRSA) is an alliance between Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, Atkins and TSO that together will undertake a £1.5 billion contract, in order to make a lasting positive impact on the UK track renewals industry and improve the railway for freight and passengers alike.

Morson Group logo

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Morson are leaders in the global recruitment market, ranked as the 3rd largest engineering recruitment company in the world and the UK’s No.1 rail recruiter.

Colas Rail logo

Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, we are award-winning specialists having designed and constructed all forms of railways across Europe the UK and worldwide.

AEGIS logo

AEGIS delivers engineering and independent certification services across the rail industry – in rolling stock, plant, infrastructure and operations.

Bombardier logo

A global leader in the rail industry, Bombardier is the UK’s leading rail engineering and manufacturing company and supplier of solutions to the rail industry. Headquartered at the iconic Litchurch Lane facility in Derby, the heart of the largest cluster of rail-connected businesses anywhere in the world, Bombardier is the only company in the UK able to design, develop, manufacture, test and service trains for UK and export markets.

Direct Rail Services logo

Direct Rail Services is a Cumbrian based national rail freight operator with a unique blend of skills and experience.

Heathrow Express logo

Heathrow Express is the fastest way between London Paddington and Heathrow Central with a journey time of just 15 minutes.

Knorr-Bremse Rail UK logo

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK is part of the global Knorr-Bremse Group, a world leader in on-board systems and service support for both commercial road and rail vehicles, equipping mass transit vehicles and mainline trains with a range of innovative sub-systems.

Morgan Sindall logo

Morgan Sindall is a UK construction and infrastructure business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion.

National Skills Academy For Railway logo

The National Skills Academy for Rail is an organisation established to enable the sector to deliver a modern and efficient, world class railway through the development of a highly skilled and productive workforce.

Network Rail logo

Network Rail own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation.

Porterbrook logo

Porterbrook is a leading participant in the rail leasing market and has a rolling stock fleet of around 5,000 vehicles on lease or on order, which includes c.4,500 passenger vehicles.

RSS Infrastructure logo

At RSS Infrastructure (RSSI), we guarantee to increase productivity and improve safety.

By working as your trusted partner, our team of specialists provide tailored infrastructure solutions you can count on.

ScotRail logo

ScotRail provides over 94 million passenger journeys each year, with over 2,300 intercity, regional and suburban rail services a day, more than 340 stations, and just under 800 trains serving Scotland’s railway. The ScotRail network is vital to Scotland’s communities, and to the country’s booming tourist industry. And there’s plenty more to come. We have big plans for the future, and a commitment to investing in and improving Scotland’s railway, to better serve our communities and the country as a whole.

Serco Rail Technical Services logo

Serco Rail Technical Services (SRTS) are a leader in the provision of rail technical expertise, providing an extensive package of first class services to customers around the world.

First Group logo

We have five divisions which draw on common skills and expertise, but which are varied by geography, customer base and a mix of contract and passenger revenue.

Ground Control logo

Ground Control is one of the UK’s leading Vegetation Management and External Works contractors delivering quality services across all UK rail routes and a proud owner of Network Rail’s Principal Contractor Licence.

CAF logo

CAF, created in 1917, is a global manufacturer of specialist railway products, components and systems headquartered in Beasain, close to Bilbao, Spain. CAF Group has a net consolidated turnover of €2,762M and an order backlog of €8,807M as at end December 2020.

Siemens Mobility logo

Siemens Mobility has been a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years and now employs 4,500 people in the UK. The organisation is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of intelligent traffic systems, rolling stock, rail automation and electrification and turnkey systems and operates from around 70 locations across the UK.

Young Rail Professionals logo

Young Rail Professionals (YRP) was founded in 2009 to promote, inspire and develop the next generation of railway talent. YRP brings together people from all aspects of the industry, whether they are involved in engineering, asset management, train operations, strategic planning, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing or human relations. We are open to any early career rail professional.

S&C North Alliance logo

S&C North Alliance is a partnership of Amey, Rhomberg Sersa and Network Rail to deliver Switches and Crossings (S&C) renewals and enhancements across two thirds of the UK.

High Speed Two logo

High Speed Two is the new railway that will be the backbone of Britain’s transport network. Learn more about the project and HS2 Ltd, the company building it.

TSP Projects logo

TSP Projects is a multi-disciplinary solutions business that provides a full range of services from consultancy, design and engineering to installation and onsite project management.

National Training Academy For Rail logo

NTAR is a joint project between the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR), the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and the Department for Transport (DfT), with industry partner Siemens.

McGinley Support Services logo

McGinley hire workers or find permanent employees for companies in the infrastructure sector of the construction industry, building and managing workforces all over the UK. We find jobs for workers and then develop their skills and experience, creating long term relationships within safe and diverse working environments.

MTR Crossrail logo

On the 30 July 2014 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited, a 100% owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation, was awarded the concession for operating the new Elizabeth line across London.

Transport For London logo

Part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) family of organisations led by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, we are the integrated transport authority responsible for delivering the Mayor’s strategy and commitments on transport. Our operational responsibilities include London Underground, London Buses, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, TfL Rail, London Trams, London River Services, London Dial-a-Ride, Victoria Coach Station, Santander Cycles and Emirates Air Line.

VolkerRail logo

VolkerRail is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, with a successful track record of delivering projects on the UK’s national rail network. Our detailed understanding of the industry come from years of experience on main, branch and light rail networks; freight lines, depots, sidings and private industrial locations.

Railway Industry Association logo

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).

Network Certification Body logo

Network Certification Body (NCB) provides a system-wide approach to rail assurance and certification both in the UK and overseas.

An Independent subsidiary of the Network Rail Group providing assurance and certification services for rail infrastructure, vehicle, plant and freight operators together with audit and safety assessment activities, consultancy and training for industry best practice.

Angel Trains logo

Angel Trains is one of Britain’s leading rolling stock asset management companies with a track record as an innovative and large-scale investor in the rail industry. Since 1994, Angel Trains has invested over £5 billion in new rolling stock and refurbishment programmes, supporting thousands of skilled jobs in the UK rail supply chain.

CrossCountry logo

The CrossCountry network is the most extensive passenger rail franchise in Britain. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance and from Stansted to Cardiff, it calls at over 100 stations. Based in Birmingham, CrossCountry connects seven of Britain’s 10 largest cities and delivers 298 services every weekday, equating to some 37 million passenger journeys a year.

RSSB logo

Through research, analysis, and insight RSSB supports our members and stakeholders to deliver a safer, more efficient and sustainable rail system. Our vision is to be a centre of excellence, valued by its members and stakeholders as an essential contributor to their success.

Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS) logo

The Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS) joint venture brings together an industry-leading combination of tried, tested and successful partnerships, world-wide high-speed rail experience and extensive national and regional knowledge.

G&W UK/Europe Region logo

Freightliner, as part of G&W UK/Europe Region, supports The Big Rail Diversity Challenge because it allows us to demonstrate that there is categorically a place for women in rail.

Arup logo

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today’s built environment.

Southeastern Railway logo

Southeastern has been running the train service between London and Kent and parts of East Sussex since 2006.

Arriva Rail London logo

Arriva Rail London is the train operating company responsible for running the London Overground network under a Concession Agreement with Transport for London (TfL). The seven and half year concession commenced on 13 November 2016

Thales Ground Transportation Systems logo

Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. With its 30,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, working with customers and local partners around the world.