The Work We Do
RSSB was set up to fulfil a recommendation by Lord Cullen in his Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry report, following an accident in 1999. Since our foundation our remit has grown, so that we also support the industry in achieving lower costs, reducing its carbon footprint, and increasing its capacity and customer satisfaction levels.
We have a positive track record in bringing industry together (track and train) to solve complex issues. We encourage and enable the collaboration that address issues of common concern, so that we all benefit from better safety, sustainability and service, and reduced cost and risk. We also represent the interests of Britain’s railways at an international level.
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.
The work we do is planned in consultation with our members and is guided by our Board. We make both medium- and short-term (annual) plans that will benefit the industry as a whole and our members.
Together we form an industry support network. 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.
RSSB membership provides 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.