Events

Making the most of High Speed Rail

The final focus group in our programme of engagement with the supply chain was held at the National Training Academy for Rail  (NTAR), a multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility based in Northampton which acts as an international Centre of Excellence for skills development and collaborative working in the rail industry. NTAR was developed Read more…

Industry News

Rail Supply Group strategy highlights opportunities to maximise benefits to UK PLC

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has launched its strategy to build growth in the UK rail industry and support exports. Fast Track to the Future sets out the sector’s long-term commitment to increase manufacturing and innovation capability and enhance productivity, skills and employment to support UK economic growth.

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomed the strategy: “The Rail Supply Group and TISS reports in recent days mark a significant step forward in the development of a rail industry skills strategy.

“There is nothing of greater importance to the sector than developing our people. The RSG strategy today identifies High Speed Rail as a cross cutting theme. There is no greater opportunity to demonstrate that rail can be a high-technology and advanced industry and we should use the development of HS2 as a catalyst to invest in our skills base and transform perception of the railways, attracting once again the brightest and the best to the careers it can offer.” (more…)