Britain’s railways are a genuine contributor to the economy, society and environment, and need to meet the needs of passengers and freight customers efficiently.
Getting ahead of the curve
The many different organisations that play a part in the railways are all connected and dependent on one another through legal duties, contracts, procurement, relationships and operation.
Working in isolation is not an option. By being part of the RSSB world, rail companies are better able to collaborate, to help shape solutions to issues of concern to them and to benefit from the positive results and efficiencies. We help the industry combine to form a common purpose, and shared strategic outlook.
We are a membership-based organisation
Membership means exclusive access to a wide range of products and services. These are designed to help organisations in the rail industry become safer and more sustainable for passengers, the workforce and the wider public, while reducing risk and cost.
We pride ourselves on a positive track record in bringing industry together (track and train) to solve complex issues and provide the headspace for collaboration leading to improvements for industry.
Our unique position also means we can give clear and honest advice based on an objective assessment of the data, analysis, research and findings that we produce.
We help the whole railway work together to address issues of common concern, so that we all benefit from better safety, sustainability and service, and reduced cost and risk.
Together we form an industry support network.
Reducing cost and risk
Together we focus on those issues which one company can’t solve on its own efficiently, either because it affects many other companies, or because there’s an opportunity to address it better together.
Most, if not all, organisations engaged in the railways will also have a legal duty to cooperate with one another on safety. By becoming a member of RSSB, they are also showing public commitment to the rail industry, and this goes some way to demonstrating their duty of cooperation.
Membership and involvement offer rail companies the time and space to recognise both the scale of the challenge they face, but also the opportunity to invest in the spirit of togetherness, teamwork and common purpose, in a way that ultimately benefits them, their company, their stakeholders and their customers.
- Network Rail and other infrastructure managers
- Train operating companies
- Freight operating companies
- Rolling stock leasing companies (ROSCOs)
- Infrastructure contractors
- Overseas railway companies and administrations
- Agencies and bodies that support rail
- Any organisation seeking to formalise a mutually beneficial relationship with RSSB.
- Academic institutions