24 JUL 2017
This insight paper outlines the leadership challenge facing the UK rail sector in the current decade, drawing on both demand and supply side challenges with recommendations for the industry.
The central issue is a critical requirement for clarity on who leads the industry in defining its strategic aims, and how UK Government and unions should come together with a single clear strategy. This would enable the rail industry to deliver the outcomes required by customers and ensure continued growth required in a post-Brexit landscape.
It is principally aimed at government agencies and major rail infrastructure clients, to influence the bodies responsible for creating and shaping longer-term industrial policy within this sector.
Over the past year we have engaged with the UK rail infrastructure sector on a unique industry research initiative, to examine ways to improve supply chain practices and greater supply chain integration.
By engaging directly with each tier of the rail infrastructure supply chain (clients, contractors, SMEs), the project has aimed to reach a broad consensus on positive ways to create a more integrated and sustainable market model where project risk is managed by those best placed to do so.
The programme will deliver six industry peer-reviewed papers tackling key issues in the rail sector:
19 September 2018
7 September 2018
News & opinion
2 August 2018
News & opinion
26 July 2018
4 June 2018
17 May 2018