RIA is an executive member of the Rail Supply Group, a joint council between Government and industry to drive growth in the rail supply chain, which complements the work of the industry’s Rail Delivery Group.
We are in frequent contact with Government departments, especially DfT, DIT and BEIS along with the ORR, HSE and others. We are consulted by all these organisations, we produce extensive written and verbal representations, and we nominate members to various key committees.
Our Chief Executive and Directors represent the supply industry’s interests on a number of senior, strategic and technical cross-industry groups. Together with our industry colleagues, we provide a focus for addressing innovation, collaboration and skills.
At European level we work with our international association, UNIFE. This includes extensive involvement by members in the development of European standards, in the CEN/CENELEC working groups or in the BSI mirror groups, to which we nominate representatives. We have played a central role in guiding the UK development and implementation of EU legislation on interoperability.