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The Future of Scotland's Railways

Join the Rail Cluster for free to be part of the growing network of SMEs, rail manufacturers and contractors bringing jobs and investment to Scotland by creating more environmentally friendly train and track solutions.

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Leading the World in Net Zero Emissions Railways

Work is underway to make Scotland a world leader in net zero emissions railways. The Rail Cluster is connecting Scottish SMEs with the country’s top manufacturing innovators and supply chain partners, so you can bring new ideas and new thinking to help deliver the decarbonisation of Scotland’s rail.

Through the Rail Cluster Hub – our online forum – you can see the latest contract opportunities and communicate directly with the rail companies that are developing this new future for Scotland’s rail. 

You can see all the companies you can be collaborating with in the Directory and watch the webinars to stay up to date with the latest info and skill sessions.

The Rail Cluster is free to join so join today!


Join close to 800 companies contributing to the future of Scotland's railways

Businesses across Scotland who have the skills and knowledge to help create sustainable, local employment and economic benefit to Scotland by creating more environmentally friendly train and track solutions.

The Rail Cluster network is made up of

  • SMEs
  • Train operators
  • Freight operators
  • Rolling stock manufacturers
  • The infrastructure owners
  • Contractors
  • Academics and research centres
To provide opportunities to Scottish SMEs to bring new ideas, new thinking and learning from other industries across Scotland into the railway sector. 
By strengthening links between Scotland’s businesses and the rail sector, the Rail Cluster is key to delivering the decarbonisation of Scotland’s rail services by 2035 as well as supporting local employment and economic growth across the country.

Through the Rail Cluster Hub – our online forum – you can see the latest opportunities and communicate directly with the SMEs and rail companies delivering a new future for Scotland’s rail. 

By bringing your expertise to the table, you can help shape the next generation of railways in Scotland and secure long-term business opportunities for your company.

The Rail Cluster connects Scottish businesses with rail sector organisations, strengthening and deepening relationships with key stakeholders across the sector and helping to create innovative, green solutions that will support the net zero targets set out in the Scottish Government’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan.

An important element of Phase 2, which will run until 2025, will be ensuring businesses have access to support to address the skills-related challenges faced by businesses in the rail sector.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will also provide support to companies to identify their skills needs, and how to develop their existing workforce in order to build capacity, grasp opportunities and increase competitiveness.

The Rail Cluster Directory

Search, contact and collaborate with the companies who make up the Rail Cluster

The Rail Cluster delivered by

Scottish Engineering, the premier membership organisation for Scotland's businesses.

We provide our members with invaluable access to professional services, such as health & safety, legal services as well as access to policymakers on local, national and international levels.

The continuous updates on employment law and economic data ensure our members are up to date with what is happening within industry. Our broad and diverse range of members creates a sense of community, where companies can rely on the advice and support of their peers within industry to create solutions to common challenges and share their best practice solutions.

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