Through research, the understanding of risk, and analysis, we help the rail industry in the areas of safety, standards, knowledge and innovation. We support the railway too across a wide range of cross-industry topics requiring our knowledge and independence. And we provide a constant point of reference in a changing environment.
Our work involves close collaboration, but as technical experts, we’re also able to step back and provide an informed view. And because we can see both the big picture and the detail, we’re able to furnish the industry with the information and tools it needs to continuously improve.
We’re an expert body with a wide compass of knowledge, skills and experience. We’re part of the industry, non-profit-making and independent of any commercial interests. We span the whole system, including in our membership infrastructure companies, train and freight operators, rolling stock owners and suppliers to the industry.