As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – and associated maintenance, modernisation, infrastructure and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems. It recorded sales of €6.2 billion and booked €10 billion of orders in the 2014/15 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,000 people today.
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd is a leading manufacturer in total railway solutions, covering rolling stock, signalling, service delivery and traffic management. Our Global Head Office is located in Central London and we currently operate from project offices across the UK, several depot locations and our new state-of-the-art rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe. Our Class 395 Javelin trains currently in operation on the HS1 route have proven our capability in the UK, based on a blend of British and Japanese technical expertise. The InterCity Express Programme, Abellio ScotRail franchise and contracts with First Group for their West of England and TransPennine routes will see our teams deliver over 200 new trains over the next two years. We are now looking to expand our operations further to build upon our global reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership.
Taylor Woodrow is the civil engineering division of VINCI Construction UK which forms part of VINCI, a world leader in concessions and construction. It is one of the largest civil engineering companies in the UK, delivering world class infrastructure projects such as the now iconic King’s Cross Station. Working across the rail, highways and energy sectors, Taylor Woodrow has a customer focused approach and thrives on delivering multi-disciplinary engineering-led projects by applying its expertise.
Over 175 years of experience has embedded in Abellio a social duty to passengers which extends beyond the journey on one of our trains, trams or buses. The passenger is at the heart of everything we do. The delivery of safe, reliable and comfortable services is the starting point for every transport provider, but that is not enough for Abellio. Our services must play an integrated role in the socio-economic development of the societies we serve. - See more at: http://www.railmagazine.com/events/rail-100-breakfast-club#sthash.4Jy6yYNm.dpuf
Design and Analysis Ltd
Established 2003, Design and Analysis Ltd. provides the Rail Industry with specialist structural analysis expertise. With over 60 years combined experience in rail vehicle stress analysis and with a wealth of knowledge in the application of Railway Group Standards, we can tackle work packages ranging from complete carbodies to small sensor brackets. Using the latest CAE tools our highly trained Engineers apply their many years of experience in achieving structurally compliant designs to provide added value, not just analysis.
We undertake proof, ultimate, crash and fatigue analysis on all components of the rail vehicle. Our ability to consistently deliver technically proficient solutions has ensured we remain the preferred supplier to many leading international companies across the Rail Industry. Working as part of our customers’ existing teams or as a standalone entity, we pride ourselves in the ability to boost levels of quality to any rail design project.
Our guiding ethos to be “best in class” promotes a ‘best practice in rail’ structural analysis service to OEM’s, first tier and second tier suppliers throughout the UK, Europe and the world.
Bringing customers and suppliers together. As the rail sector’s largest dedicated b2b networking organisation, the Rail Alliance is all about bringing customers, suppliers and supply chain opportunities together and supporting members with mentoring, marketing intelligence and networking opportunities. It is also about helping organisations fulfil their business potential and is the essential business resource for any ambitious organisation involved in the rail sector, whether already in rail or looking to break into this growth market.
We are a railway business network unlike any other and have been created specifically to help the rail industry capitalise on the multibillion pound pool of existing and future opportunities that will be essential elements in the delivery to UK PLC of the railway of the 21st Century.
With an ever expanding membership base that spans all aspects of the railway and supporting industries, the Rail Alliance provides a forum where members can network, collaborate, innovate and thrive, and is the natural place to do business.