Support YRP with Corporate Membership

YRP is funded by Corporate Membership and run by the committee members who are all volunteers.

With the strong support of our Corporate Members we are able to Promote, Inspire and  Develop the careers of our Young Rail Professional members. In return we provide year round publicity for our Corporate Members.

For full info please download our YRP Corporate Membership Brochure 2015-16

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Platinum Level Members



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Gold Level Members


Network Rail

MTR Crossrail




Silver Level Members

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Supporter Level Members

Railway Gazette Group

Hitachi Infocon

University of Birmingham


SPX Rail Systems


Aspin Group




Platinum Level



Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Their vast offering of products includes trains, rail equipment and control solutions for all market segments, as well as category-defining business jets and commercial aircraft. Bombardier has a significant presence, a strong track record and established history in the UK with both its Aerospace and Transportation divisions.

Bombardier Transportation, the rail division of Bombardier,  has around 3,500 employees at eight sites and 23 service locations  across the UK. The company has important sites at Crewe, Plymouth, Derby and Burton on Trent. It also operates from several locations in and around London, including its heavy maintenance depot at Ilford. Bombardier’s Derby site, which has produced a significant proportion of the UK’s latest technology rolling stock for both mainline train operations and London Underground, forms part of the world’s largest cluster of rail companies. The cluster comprises a supply base of approximately 100 companies, collectively employing around 25,000 people and contributing around £2.6bn to the local and national economies.

Bombardier Transportation’s roots in the UK extend back to the dawn of rail technology and innovation in Great Britain. This proud tradition continues today, our staff based at 31 sites and locations throughout the UK provide a range of rail engineering, vehicle manufacture, maintenance support, rail control solutions and turnkey project management that play a vital role in Bombardier’s global technology-leading presence.

Rolling stock

Bombardier has built, or has on order, around 60% of the UK’s modern-era rolling stock and the company maintains around a third of the UK fleet. With its global centre of excellence for rail engineering and aluminum car body manufacture in Derby, Bombardier is also the only company that both designs and manufactures trains in the UK.

Light Rail Vehicles

Leading the light rail sector, the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY family encompasses the industry’s most complete portfolio of tram and light rail solutions, ranging from 100% low-floor trams to high-capacity light rail vehicles as well as dual-mode solutions.

Transportation Systems

With more than 60 systems in operation in many countries, Bombardier has proven credentials to deliver turnkey transportation systems anywhere in the world.


Bombardier supports train operators throughout the UK with its comprehensive range of fleet maintenance services, technical and materials support and vehicle upgrade solutions.

Rail Control Solutions

With over 50 years experience in providing the latest signalling technology to the UK rail network, Bombardier’s rail control solutions business has a unique appreciation of the market.

Technology and Innovation

Bombardier is continuously developing new technologies for the UK market, with products including the award-winningORBITA predictive maintenance tool and AVENTRA the latest, most energy-efficient and technology leading electrical multiple unit.

For more information on Bombardier Transportation, please check out the following link:



Rail Media has the largest global rail audience and includes the following leading brands:

RailStaff was launched in 1997 after the UK Rail Industry was privatised and it quickly became established as the number one rail publication due to its positive support of the industry.

RailStaff gets to the heart of the Rail Industry with its blend of news, in-depth reports and interviews of key industry personnel.

From boardroom directors to on-track staff, RailStaff offers a monthly mix of ‘what you need to know’ to over 163,800 printed copy readers (plus over 83,000 digital readership). is a recruitment site specialising in jobs and candidates for the Global Rail Industry. is the largest Rail Jobsite in the world, with over 209,000 rail professionals registered.

The Rail Engineer
The Rail Engineer is the leading independent monthly magazine for decision makers in the global rail industry. Our team of rail engineers actively visit project sites, meet project engineers and provide in-depth analysis on the engineering skills being used and the latest innovations. Over 44,850 printed copy readers (plus over 84,300 digital readership).

Global Rail News We’re the place for rail news. Updated throughout each day, and covers all worldwide developments in the rail industry. The reliable rail news site focuses on rail news around the world and in the UK. From Infrastructure to Train Operating Companies and Franchise News, everything is covered. We’re here for up-to-the-minute news, breaking rail news and rail engineering feature stories. Global Rail News provides trusted World and UK rail news to over 20,000 visitors per day!

RailStaff Awards
The RailStaff Awards Scheme, in association with Network Rail, London Underground and the Rail Alliance, is your chance to nominate people you think deserve wider acknowledgment for the contribution they make.

Last year’s RailStaff Awards proved to be a special event for rail staff from across the country – not only for those few selected as winners – but for everyone that enjoys a great night out.

The Rail Safety Summit
The Rail Safety Summit is the annual rail safety conference, held in London, is for all who have a responsibility for health and safety.

Alongside the Rail Safety Summit Conference, an annual Rail Safety Special Magazine is created and distributed to 30,000 readers.


WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms.

They develop creative, comprehensive and sustainable engineering solutions for a future where society can thrive. Equipped with an intimate understanding of local intricacies, world-class talent and proactive leadership, WSP plan, design, manage and engineer long lasting and impactful solutions to uniquely complex problems.

They have approximately 31,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, and various environmental experts. They are based in more than 500 offices across 39 countries worldwide.

For more information on WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff please check out the following link:


Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system in Greater London in England. Its role is to implement the transport strategy and to manage transport services across London. Virtually everyone who visits, lives or works in London will use one of TfL’s services.

There are three units, each with responsibility for different aspects of the organisation:

Surface Transport
Rail and Underground

Surface Transport covers the following areas:

River services
Victoria Coach Station
Taxi & private hire

Rail and Underground covers the following areas:

Docklands Light Railway
Emirates Air Line
TfL Rail


This is a joint venture between Transport for London and the Department for Transport to build a new railway linking Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

For more information on Transport for London please check out the following link:



The Rail Delivery Group exists to enable rail companies to succeed in transforming and delivering a successful railway.

Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in passengers and freight. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for their customers. This ultimately benefits taxpayers and the economy.

We do that by organising our activity into four portfolios with the following objectives:

This activity is supported by communications and engagement with stakeholders, and improvements in how the RDG is organised and operates.

We also provide support and give a voice to freight and passenger operators, as well as delivering important national ticketing, information and reservation services for passengers and staff on behalf of member companies.

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Gold Level Members

Network Rail

Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales. It owns all of Britain’s rail infrastructure, including tracks, signals, most stations, tunnels and level crossings.

Network Rail employs 32,000 staff and owns more than 2,500 stations.

Most of the stations are managed by the rail operating companies, but Network Rail directly manages 17 of the country’s busiest stations including King’s Cross, Manchester Piccadilly and Edinburgh Waverley.

For more information on Network Rail please check out the following link:


MTR Crossrail

MTR Crossrail seeks to provide operational excellence and the highest possible level of customer service for London. MTR Crossrail will deliver train and passenger services including:

– 40 Crossrail stations
– Providing approximately 700 timetabled services per day
– A peak timetable frequency of 24 trains per hour
– An estimated 200 million annual passengers will use Crossrail
– Totalling an estimated 11.4 million train service km per year
MTR Crossrail’s  aspiration is to set the benchmark for passenger experience on European metro services and achieve internationally recognised high standards of safety, reliability, quality and customer service.

For more information on MTR Crossrail, please check out the following link:



In Europe and across the world, Hitachi is committed to improving society through technology. From data storage solutions to transportation systems, Hitachi Europe Ltd has provided products, services and solutions to every sector of the European market since 1982.

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Colas Rail is one of the Worlds leading providers of rail infrastructure services. In the UK Colas Rail combines the engineering skills of all our specialist businesses to provide total solutions in all aspects of railway infrastructure, from high speed rail systems to light and urban rail.

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Pauley is a team of UK-based, highly skilled, highly experienced software specialists that can help you deliver innovative and effective digital training, learning & development tools, as well as other digital content.

They use a range of immersive and interactive solutions, keeping on top of the latest developments to ensure your content helps you to achieve your goals in the most effective way possible.

Whether it’s turning paper-based questions into a competency management system, visualising complex processes into a detailed 3D model, or accurately replicating an entire environment in virtual reality, our technology delivers automated, interactive and future-proofed experiences.

they are led by founder and CEO Phil Pauley, a globally renowned innovation consultant, futurist and technology concept designer. Phil leads a creative team of software and technology experts from our offices in London and Milton Keynes.

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High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. It is funded by grant-in-aid from the government.

HS2 Ltd began operations in January 2009. We currently employ around 1,500 people, with the majority of staff working at our headquarters in Birmingham.

Our vision is for HS2 to be a catalyst for growth across Britain. HS2 will be the backbone of Britain’s rail network. It will better connect the country’s major cities and economic hubs. It will help deliver a stronger, more balanced economy better able to compete on the global stage. It will open up local and regional markets. It will attract investment and improve job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people across the whole country.

As a high-performing, innovative organisation, we will deliver value for money. We will do this by applying the best in worldwide design and construction techniques. We will keep a tight grip on costs. We are determined to deliver HS2 on time and on budget. We will achieve new standards in infrastructure delivery, operational resilience and passenger experience.

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Silver Level


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Alstom Transport employs some 2000 people in the UK at over 20 locations. Operating out of Mainline Traincare Centres and Metro Traincare Centres nationwide, Alstom has full service provision and technical support contracts with a number of train and metro operating companies, notably for the Alstom designed and built Pendolino fleet for Virgin.

Alstom built much of the current fleet of metro trains running on the London Underground and today provides maintenance for the Jubilee and Northern Line fleets. From its Preston site, Alstom provides dual expertise as the company’s UK supplier of spare parts and logistics and global centre of excellence for lifetime traction support. The site is the only traction systems engineering knowledge centre in the UK.

As well as maintaining and extending the life of many existing fleets on the UK rail network, Alstom has led the move to high-speed rail in the UK, delivering the final 20kms of track and overhead line for final phase of Paris-London High Speed 1 line.

For more information on Alstom please check out the following link:


Dentons is the new global law firm created by international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton and is driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace.

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SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit has united more than 1,500 rail experts across the globe, including the former Interfleet business. The team offers end-to-end services across all types of rail and transit systems. We can develop the concept, design, build and finance as well as operate and maintain. Our consultants work on rolling stock, rail infrastructure, control systems and strategic transport advisory services.



Billions of pounds are being invested in major rail projects and Siemens is playing its part in making these a success. Siemens combines innovation with responsibility to deliver technologically advanced solutions ensuring journeys are punctual, comfortable and safe.




Merseyrail is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool and its environs, operating on the Wirral and Northern Lines within Merseyside. It is one of the most punctual and reliable railway networks in the UK, with consistently high scores for customer satisfaction.

They run almost 800 trains per day and carry over 100,000 passengers on an average week day. There are 66 stations on the network, four of which are underground in the city centre, giving easy access to work, study, shopping and leisure.

Merseyrail Electrics (2002) is a 50/50 joint venture company between Serco and Abellio, which has a 25 year concession agreement with Merseytravel, the transport authority in Merseyside.

For more information on Merseyrail, please check out the following link:



IKOS was founded in 2005 by two engineers who were convinced of the potential of the rail industry in France, Europe and abroad.

IKOS strategic growth factors are as follows:
Specialization in railways, which has been their passion and area of expertise for almost 20 years.
The desire to develop a new type of consulting firm with a people approach that focuses on their customers’ technological achievements and their employees’ professional development.
Thanks to its railway expertise, IKOS has developed complementary services in the energy sector by: Addressing strategic railway power supply issues, and assisting major customers in both the energy and rail industries.
Since its creation in 2005, IKOS group has continued to grow, increasing its international presence each year.
Today, the group has 11 subsidiaries in 6 countries.
For more information on IKOS Consulting, please check out the following link:


Every efficient rail system relies on communication – from systems to signalling, staff to customers. It may be the oldest (and busiest) in the world, but telent make sure the UK’s rail network moves with the times.

telent has over 30 years’ experience in delivering and maintaining railway communication systems. This includes operational communication systems, asset maintenance and monitoring, all of which are integrated to create a smarter, more responsive service.

Their system engineering, design and project installation teams are always seeking ways to improve operational communications and signalling for national rail networks, striving for better safety and efficiency.

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As the rail sector’s largest dedicated B2B networking organisation, the Rail Alliance is all about bringing customers, suppliers and supply chain opportunities together. It is a membership organisation that sits at the very heart of the rail supply chain.

Born out of the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS – established in the West Midlands in 1996), the Rail Alliance has evolved as a leading representative of the UK rail supply chain community.

Its broad spectrum of membership extends way beyond rail and positions the Rail Alliance as the go-to membership organisation for B2B diversity, ingenuity and innovation.

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Supporter Level


Railway Gazette Group

Railway Gazette International is the number 1 publication for the international rail industry.

Railway Gazette International is the business magazine for the rail industry, tracking railway developments in more than 140 countries.  Each issue includes:

  • News: essential news from the main line and urban rail sectors, plus tenders and contracts, industry news and innovations.
  • Analysis:  Market trends, future developments and emerging projects assessed by our knowledgeable staff.
  • Feature articles –in-depth coverage of main line and urban rail; freight and passenger services; track and infrastructure, plus project profiles on topics such as high speed lines, heavy haul freight corridors etc.
  • Viewpoint – senior executives across the industry address the current hot topics

For more information on Railway Gazette please check out the following link:


Hitachi Infocon

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe is a UK-based provider of software products for railway signalling and operations, including simulators and automatic route setting systems. We are also the integrator of traffic management systems for the UK and European market, working closely with Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd.

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University of Birmingham

With over 100 academics, researchers and professional support staff, UoB delivers world class research and thought leadership within railways, and offer an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. Their close relationships with the rail industry mean that our research and teaching draws in real-world situations. By studying in depth what is happening across the world’s railways, they prepare their graduates for the challenges of the future.

We embody traditions of purposeful and pioneering research and are able to draw on a diverse group of experts from around the University to take a multi-disciplinary approach.

For more information on University of Birmingham please check out the following link:


Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.

As one of the three major rolling stock leasing companies, Porterbrook has been active in the UK rail industry since it was privatised in 1994. By providing freight and train operating companies with modern rolling stock they can be assured of high standards of reliability and performance from their fleets. Passengers can also benefit from comfortable services and the latest technology.

Since privatisation, the industry’s approach to train operation has changed dramatically. With many new operators entering the market, a different perspective to service provision has emerged. Whether operators are seeking a fleet that is provided to them service-ready each day, or whether they prefer to retain in-house responsibility for daily maintenance, Porterbrook offers a range of lease options to suit the full spectrum of requirements. This support extends to third party suppliers, and, Porterbrook has developed strong relationships with material suppliers to manage commercial aspects on behalf of its customers. Similarly, if engineering modifications are required, Porterbrook is ideally placed to implement improvements.

Porterbrook’s Business Philosophy is to offer a full range of Rolling Stock Leasing Products tailored to meet its customer’s particular needs. The Company also has a genuine commitment to play its part in the development of a safe, efficient and reliable UK Railway Network.

For more information on Porterbrook please check out the following link:



For over 140 years the IET has been inspiring, informing and influencing the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. With the complexity and diversity of the engineering world the role of the IET is more relevant now than it ever has been.

The Railway Network is a free to join technical community which brings together railway professionals in the planning, building, maintenance and regulatory aspects of the railway industry. One of the key objectives for the Railway Network is to engage with young professionals.

For more information on the IET Railway Network please check out the following link:


Aspin Group

Aspin Foundations Ltd was established in 2000 to design, develop and implement revolutionary new foundation solutions for the rail industry.  The solutions we developed included new methods of installing foundations using adapted road rail vehicles and specialist attachments, as well as the steel pin foundation.  All the methods we developed provide substructures to support superstructures for the rail industry.

Aspin Consulting Ltd was established to design the specific foundation solutions for Aspin Foundations.  From advisory and design to compliance and delivery, consulting provide tailor made solutions to meet clients’ needs.  Our staff are chartered members of a number of professional institutions, including the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Designers.

Their business has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, and in 2013 McGrattan Piling and Supplies Ltd, the leading contractor in Scotland, joined the group. McGrattan added skills and expertise in the design, supply and installation of temporary and permanent sheet piling along with the supply and installation of steel bearing, king post and tubular piles.

Being able to offer all of these cross industry complementary services means that they can provide a complete service for their clients from site investigation, consulting and design to development, build, delivery and installation on site; managed and implemented in house using their own specialist plant and equipment and transported by their logistics function.

For more information on Aspin Group please check out the following link:

SPX Rail Systems

As part of SPX Hydraulic Technologies, SPX Rail Systems manufacturers rail products for the UK and international markets, which include Hong Kong, China, Austrialia, Spain, Singapore and Ireland. Rail Systems success continued into the mid 1960’s when a Hydraulic Power Pack was produced for the Clamplock Point Machine.
The company continued to develop and manufacture the Hydraulic Power Packs for both products until 1990’s when manufacturing of the Clamplock Mechanism began.
Having become part of the SPX family in 2001, Rail Systems has recently transferred to a bespoke manufacturing plant in Dagenham, Essex where designs of equipment can be tested using a full size switch layout. State of the art technology is used to allow simulation of actual conditions.

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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing some 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. They build long term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects on their website.

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Corporate Membership allows us to work with an annual operating budget to fund our ambitious initiatives and further grow our organisation in support of our vision: developing leaders to drive the future of rail. Our previous source of funding, mainly through event sponsorship, meant cash flow was sporadic during the year and subsequently made the planning for our events such as our Annual Dinner and Award evening difficult to plan.

Paul Case, our External Relationship Manager would be happy to discuss membership with you and determine which package can help provide the maximum benefit for your organisation.

Paul’s email:

Paul’s mobile: 07854 177 102