Rail Cluster Builder partner Transport Scotland has responsibility for the majority of rail powers in Scotland

Network Rail is the owner, operator and infrastructure manager of Britain’s main railway network

Network Rail Standards for Network Rail suppliers

Product Acceptance form

Network Rail’s procurement pipeline

Scotland’s Railway is a dynamic collaboration of Government and rail industry partners working together to deliver the safe, timeous and high-quality railway for Scotland.

Partners include:

  • ScotRail Alliance (ScotRail and Network Rail) • Serco Caledonian Sleeper Ltd
  • Office of Rail and Road
  • cross border rail operators
  • Rail supply chain


Responsibility for safety regulation across Great Britain is held by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)

RSSB is the GB rail industry’s independent voice on safety and standards. It forms work programmes based on the priorities of its members and the wider industry, deriving decisions through member consensus. It enables and encourages cross-industry collaboration and cooperation, conduct independent analysis and research, and give its members an overview of the entire rail system.

The Rail Delivery Group is an organisation that brings together railway companies, to help them to deliver better services for customers. It brings together passenger train operators, freight train operators, as well as railway infrastructure companies Network Rail, High Speed 1 and HS2. Together with the rail supply industry, it is working to change and improve, and secure prosperity in Britain now and in the future.

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) is the leadership body for the rail supply sector, working in partnership with the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to set the direction for the industry. It provides leadership and guidance to industry and Government and leads. a programme of work on behalf of the UK rail supply chain.

The Rail Sector Deal sets out a new approach to the rail industry and the government working in partnership to transform the rail sector – by taking actions to increase the use of digital technology, boost productivity, improve the service received by those who use our railways and build the skills of the UK workforce to capitalise on these opportunities.

InnovateUK – First of a Kind competitions

KTN – Knowledge Transfer Network


Rail Live

Innotrans – Germany

Peloton Events – a full programme of events to support the transport sector 

Rail Technology Magazine events


TRAKO (Poland)

Sifer (France)

Ferroviaria (Italy)

Ausrail (Australia)

Rail Live! (Spain)

The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) provide expert skills and workforce consultancy services to businesses in the rail, transport and infrastructure sectors.

The leading organisation on key industry projects including Skills Match and Routes into Rail.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency. They help businesses to innovate and scale to transform Scotland’s economy.

Hydrogen Expert Support

Funding opportunities & support 

Rail Cluster Builder partner Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. They contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills. 

They offer support to employers such as Skills for Growth.