Rail Alliance


The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is Europe’s largest academic-based group delivering railway science and education. With over 160 academics, researchers and professional support staff, BCRRE provides world-class research and thought leadership within railways and an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. In 2017 BCRRE became lead partner in the £92m UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) and in 2018 it absorbed the activities of the Rail Alliance into its offering, increasing its breadth of support for innovation and growth in the rail industry.

As the rail sector’s largest dedicated B2B networking organisation, the Rail Alliance is all about bringing customers, suppliers and supply chain opportunities together. It is a membership organisation that sits at the very heart of the rail supply chain and has evolved as a leading representative of the UK rail supply chain community: the go-to membership organisation for Business-to-Business diversity, ingenuity and innovation.

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