Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Useful Links for Railways
Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum
Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum is at the heart of the rail industry. DDRF represents the largest cluster of rail companies in the world. Formed in 1993 to promote the area as a world class centre of rail excellence, DDRF has successfully maintained the area’s international reputation of excellence in rail engineering, design, manufacture and consultancy.
French Railways (SNCF) - Suppliers website
Website for potential suppliers to French Railways (SNCF) with details of their procurement process, quality standards, guidance notes, current opportunities, technical specifications and forms. Much of the site, but not all, is also available in English.
Institute of Transportation, MOTC (Taiwan)
The Institute of Transportation, MOTC website includes information on statistical trends, policies (in "White Book"), publications, news and links to other useful transportation site.
ORR - Office of Rail Regulation
ORR is an independent statutory body responsible for the regulation of the railways in Great Britain. Includes information about legislation, railway industry structure, operator contracts and statistics.
PKP (Polish Railways)
Provides information about the Polish Railways. Available in Polish only.
Spanning all aspects of the railway sector and its supporting industries, the Rail Alliance provides businesses with opportunities to network, collaborate and innovate with both suppliers and customers.
Railway Industry Association (RIA)
RIA is the trade association for UK-based suppliers of equipment and services to the world wide industry. RIA helps railways around the world obtain railway equipment and services from the UK. Provides directory of members.
UIC - International Union of Railways
UIC is the world-wide organisation for international cooperation among railways and promotion of the rail transport mode. Provides information on projects and some free publications.
UNIFE - The Union of the European Railway Industries
UNIFE represents European companies responsible for the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of guided land transport systems, subsystems and related equipments. Provides information about the industry, links and publications.