Below is a list of the supporting organisations. If you would to find out more information about becoming a supporter then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a global consultancy providing technical expertise and specialist engineering services to help clients navigate the rail industry's operational, commercial and regulatory demands.
With extensive experience across all key disciplines, from rolling stock, signalling and telecommunications, to energy efficiency, safety management and operational planning, we support a client portfolio that ranges from some of the world's largest rail administrations to niche component suppliers.
Angel Trains is one of the UK's leading train leasing specialists and asset managers, leasing rolling stock to all 19 franchised operators and open access operators in the UK.
The company is passionate about financing and delivering high quality, modern assets to its customers and is committed to working with the Government, the Rail Delivery Group, the Rail Supply Group and other stakeholders to provide innovative funding solutions to modernise and improve the UK's train fleet.
Angel Trains' asset base comprises over 4,300 vehicles, with a combined value of over £2.9 billion. The company has invested £3.8 billion in new rolling stock and refurbishment programmes since 1994 and is one of the largest private investors in the UK rail industry.
In 2009, Angel Trains became the first rolling stock company to gain approval to the Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme which is being implemented across the UK rail supply industry. As part of its professional approach to asset management, Angel Trains is accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
As a major investor in the railway industry, Angel Trans participates in various industry groups and has action plans to tackle many of the topics and issues that impact today's railway.
The company employs over 120 professional, technical and support staff at its headquarters in Victoria, London and its second office in Derby.
Angel Trains is wholly committed to supporting the diversification of the rail industry's workforce. As such, it is a strong supporter of Women in Rail which was founded in 2012 by Adeline Ginn, General Counsel at Angel Trains with the support of Malcolm Brown, Chief Executive Officer at Angel Trains, to provide networking opportunities and support for all women working within the railway industry, promote rail as an attractive career choice to the younger generations and influence key stakeholders and undertakings to support and encourage initiatives aimed at improving gender balance and bridging the skills gap in UK rail.
Angel Trains is a proud sponsor of the Women in Rail Award since its creation in 2013.
With our acquisition of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), Progress Rail is the world's largest builder of diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications including freight, intercity passenger, commuter, switching, industrial and mining. EMD is also a global provider of diesel power engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land based oil well drilling rigs and stationary power generation. Electro-Motive is the only diesel engine manufacturer of its size to have produced more than 70,000 engines. This success stems from product reliability, serviceability, load acceptance capability, low operating costs and ease of maintenance with standardized components.
Visit the Electro-Motive Diesel website.
Founded in 1998, KBH On-Train Media is the UK’s largest on-train media company. We work with train operating companies (TOCs) to monetise their poster, digital and Wi-Fi media assets, delivering important incremental ‘non-farebox’ revenue, as well as installing TOC communication material such as safety information, network maps and marketing campaigns.
The Traincard advertising format reaches over seven million consumers every four weeks, with 65,000 panels installed in over 6,500 carriages. Traincards have the highest dwelltime of any out-of-home media and give brands an unrivalled opportunity to reach consumers during their journey, when they have time to absorb and act on advertising.
As a result, this traditional advertising format plays an effective role in influencing consumer behaviour, and also provides a powerful opportunity to connect out-of-home messaging with mobile brand platforms. To monetise the increasing consumer appetite for online connectivity on the move, in 2014 we formed sister company KBH Digital to work with TOCs to offer digital advertising opportunities via on-train Wi-Fi services and on-board entertainment portals.
Knorr-Bremse Rail UK offers customers in the UK and Ireland the full range of Knorr-Bremse Rail Group Connected Systems and ‘whole life’ support for those systems. In addition, through its specialist RailServices organisation, ‘whole train’ service, maintenance and modernisation, is available for all tram and train types.
In addition to the Knorr-Bremse Rail UK headquarters based in Melksham, Wiltshire, which is responsible for design, engineering and manufacturing, the company operates five other UK facilities; the Corsham precision machining facility, the Burton-upon-Trent air-conditioning facility, the Manchester friction material facility and the Springburn, near Glasgow and Wolverton, near Milton Keynes, RailServices facilities.
In delivering operational solutions we think from the customer perspective and the people who deliver service to customers. This transcends our approach to safety management, service delivery, concept planning, organisational design, operational readiness, emergency and contingency planning and the management of disruption.Contact us if you want to learn more.
Service Concept, Operations Strategy, Start Up and Implementation
We assist in the transformation of major projects into world class operations
North Star is equipped with the experience, skills and knowledge to deliver new operations and has offered advice to a number of start-up operators who are looking for the key to success.
The IRO was launched in 2000 and exists for its members and the rail industry, promoting best practice and representing the interests of railway operators at all levels.
We are a focal point for raising standards through operational training, sharing knowledge and expertise to provide our members with the very best developmental opportunities. We also deliver a range of career enhancing courses tailored specifically to the needs of the industry, all of which lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
Seen as the organisation of choice for those seeking to develop their career within the rail sector, membership of the IRO opens the door to a wealth of professional expertise and networking opportunities.
The RBF is managed by a Board of active and retired senior railway managers, and enjoys cross industry support.
The charity relaunched on the 28 February, 2006 under the name of the Railway Benefit Fund, and is now widely known as the RBF.
June 2014 saw the launch of a fresh new identity for the charity in keeping with the modern world in which it now operates, and in which it continues to support railway workers in need.
Visit the RBF website.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the financing and construction of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide world class engineering services in a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power.
SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit has united more than 1,500 rail experts across the globe. The team offers end-to-end services across all types of rail and transit systems. SNC-Lavalin can develop the concept, design, build and finance as well as operate and maintain, with consultants working on rolling stock, rail infrastructure, control systems and strategic transport advisory services.
Bombardier Transportation provides a range of rail engineering, vehicle manufacture, maintenance support, rail control solutions and turnkey project management expertise. The company has built, or has on order, around 60% of the UK’s modern-era rolling stock and maintains around a third of the UK fleet. With its rail engineering and aluminium car body manufacture in Derby, Bombardier is also the only company that both designs and manufactures trains in the UK.
Bombardier supports train operators throughout the UK with its comprehensive range of fleet maintenance services, technical and materials support and vehicle upgrade solutions. Maintenance crews throughout the country support train operators 24/7 to ensure excellent reliability and availability for their fleets. Bombardier also provides heavy maintenance services that add value and extend the life of rolling stock assets in the UK.
AVENTRA is Bombardier’s next-generation EMU - designed for the UK to deliver optimised performance through innovative design. With the capability to serve many different market requirements from metro to intercity, this new light weight EMU will provide optimised energy consumption, reduced maintenance costs, high reliability and an improved passenger experience. The AVENTRA concept is a modular platform offering maximum flexibility; fundamental elements, such as train layout and length, have been developed within the framework of a core design, which shares the same innovative systems and proven components.
Through the combined resources of Wabtec and Faiveley Transport, our organisation is one of the world’s largest public rail equipment companies, with a presence in all key freight rail and passenger transit geographies worldwide.
The company’s transit segment, designs, manufactures, markets and services a large range of high added-value components, systems and services to help customers build and maintain trains that are safe, reliable and cost efficient throughout their life cycle.
We are unique within the rail industry in the breadth and depth of products and services that we offer our customers, fully supported by a versatile and highly skilled workforce.
Passenger, freight and road vehicle overhaul, upgrade and maintenance provision:
- DMU, EMU and passenger coach overhaul, refurbishment, upgrade, life extension, maintenance, C6 and C4 exams
- Rail and freight locomotive – new, rebuild, repower, overhaul and maintenance
- Industrial locomotive and shunting locomotive – new and overhaul
- Road and rail vehicle – new
System and component provision:
- Passenger power/trailer and underground car bogie and gearbox– overhaul
- Freight bogie – new and overhaul
- Freight and passenger wheel – new, overhaul and maintenance
- Engine, transmission and cooler group – overhaul and upgrade
- Traction motor – overhaul and upgrade
- HVAC – overhaul and maintenance
- Door, step and ramp
- Brake, coupler and buffer
- CCTV, passenger information and pantograph
- Fleet spares management including obsolescence management and reverse engineering
- Freight vehicle on depot service provision
- Passenger vehicle on depot service provision
For more information visit: www.wabtec.com