About Us


We are the Professional Association for Young People in the Railway Industry!

Young Rail Professionals (YRP) was founded in 2009 to Promote the railway industry as a great place to work and to Inspire and Develop the next generation of railway talent. YRP brings together people from all aspects of the industry, whether they are involved in engineering, asset management, train operations, strategic planning, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing or human relations. YRP is open to any young rail professional.

To inspire our members and enhance their careers, YRP delivers Networking and Development opportunities including technical seminars, presentations, site visits and socials. We also collaborate closely with several other professional institutions to regularly run joint events and initiatives. We also run an award-winning Rail Ambassador programme, providing opportunities for our members to visit schools, colleges and universities to attract the next generation into this dynamic industry.

YRP delivers these activities nationwide through seven regional committees, led by a national executive. Our committees are led entirely by young volunteers from within the rail industry.

YRP is free to become a member and we do not charge for any of our professional development events or ambassador activities. Our networking events are subsidised to ensure they are affordable and accessible to all our members. We are funded by our corporate members within the industry.

Young Rail Professionals is Not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee. Our company number is 08963662 and our registered office is Young Rail Professionals, Derby Carriage Works, Litchurch Lane, Derby, DE24 8AD.