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PARCELS AS PASSENGERS

AN EXPLORATION OF THE RAIL NETWORK'S ROLE IN THE SUSTAINABLE DELIVERY OF PARCELS.

Ahead of COP 26, we've launched our exploration into the potential for expanding the use of the existing rail network to facilitate the faster & more sustainable delivery of smaller & medium sized parcels.

  • Passenger trains must be part of the move to sustainable parcel delivery

  • The move could support passenger train revenues

  • Parcels arriving into stations close to where people live & work - meaning that cargo bikes can be used for the last mile

  • We must all work better together to decarbonise

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The Rail Innovation Group believes that there is the opportunity for rail to provide long distance routes, which are much faster than the road network, which could then be complimented with the use of e-cargo bikes at each end point for the last mile/ first mile delivery & pick up/ returns in towns & cities. This is already being done in some areas of the country, but there is potential to expand this approach across the wider rail sector.

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ABOUT US

THE RAIL INNOVATION GROUP IS A NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY HELPING TO CHANGE CULTURES & BRING DIGITAL TECH INTO RAIL. THE GROUP HAS 3 ROLES: 

01 / THE NETWORK
02 / THE CULTURE
03 / THE OUTREACH

OUR MEET UPS PROVIDE A NEUTRAL SPACE  FOR TECH & RAIL PROFESSIONALS TO MEET, SHARE KNOWLEDGE, DISCUSS INDUSTRY CHALLENGES, & BUILD TRUST.

OUR RECOGNISED INNOVATION SCHEME IS AWARDED TO PEOPLE INSPIRING CULTURE CHANGE WITHIN RAIL & SMALL COMPANIES WHO'VE DEVELOPED INNOVATIVE NEW SOLUTIONS.

START UP RAIL IS OUR PROGRAMME TO FIND + PROMOTE A NEW GENERATION OF DIVERSE SUPPLIERS BRING NEW IDEAS & CREATIVITY TO THE SUPPLY CHAIN.

 

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START UP RAIL IS OUR INITIATIVE TO SEEK OUT NEW TECH COMPANIES & PROVIDE INSIGHT & ADVICE ON ROUTES INTO RAIL'S SUPPLY CHAIN. AS THE SCHEME IS TARGETED AT FINDING RAIL'S NEXT GENERATION OF SUPPLIERS, WE HAVE TO LOOK IN THE MOST DIVERSE PLACES.

 

SUCCESS IN THE START UP RAIL SCHEME WILL SEE THE CREATION OF A SELF-SUSTAINING FLOW OF NEW STRART UP TALENT ENTERING INTO THE RAIL SECTOR, INSPIRED BY THE SUCCESS OF THEIR PEERS.

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MEET UPS

EVERY MONTH THE COMMUNITY GETS TOGETHER TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & INDUSTRY CHALLENGES. WE VISIT TECH & CREATIVE COMPANIES TO HEAR FROM LEADERS IN INNOVATION WHO SHARE THEIR INSIGHT  OF SUCCESSFUL TECH ADOPTION & THE COMPANY CULTURES THAT ENABLE IT.

- WHAT TOPICS HAVE WE DISCUSSED?

- WHERE WILL WE BE NEXT TIME?

- WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST A MEET UP?

- DO YOU HAVE AN INSIGHT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?

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START UP RAIL

START UP RAIL IS OUR INITIATIVE TO SEEK OUT NEW TECH COMPANIES & PROVIDE INSIGHT & ADVICE ON ROUTES INTO RAIL'S SUPPLY CHAIN. AS THE SCHEME IS TARGETED AT FINDING RAIL'S NEXT GENERATION OF SUPPLIERS, WE HAVE TO LOOK IN THE MOST DIVERSE PLACES.

 

SUCCESS IN THE START UP RAIL SCHEME WILL SEE THE CREATION OF A SELF-SUSTAINING FLOW OF NEW STRART UP TALENT ENTERING INTO THE RAIL SECTOR, INSPIRED BY THE SUCCESS OF THEIR PEERS.

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RECOGNISED INNOVATION SCHEME

OUR ENGAGEMENT ACROSS THE RAIL SECTOR HAS SHOWN THERE IS A DESIRE TO RECOGNISE THOSE PEOPLE ENSURING THAT NEW, DIVERSE IDEAS ARE ADOPTED WITHIN THE CULTURE OF THE INDUSTRY.  THE RECOGNISED INNOVATION SCHEME ENDORSES SUPPLIERS & PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO:

- PROMOTING A MODERN, EFFICIENT RAIL SYSTEM.

- CREATING A SEAMLESS JOURNEY EXPERIENCE.

- THE ADOPTION A CUSTOMER-CENTRIC APPROACH.

 

MEMBERS & PARTNERS

OUR COMMUNITY IS SUPPORTED BY MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE RAIL & TECH SECTORS. WE WELCOME ALL SIZES OF ORGANISATIONS...

 

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

HAPPY MEMBERS

EMILY KENT
FOUNDER
ONE BIG CIRCLE

Being part of The Rail Innovation Group has helped accelerate our work within the rail industry and we are delighted to be part of such a dynamic and exciting group"

BEN CRAZE
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
INFINITIVE GROUP

The Rail Innovation Group offers a fun, friendly network of like-minded companies & professionals. Since joining as a Founding Member it’s been amazing for our company, supporting us to expand & find new opportunities within & outside the railway.

CONTACT US

We'll be in touch soon!

 
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WE DISCUSS, WHAT MOVES US:

- MEETING MEMBERS & INNOVATORS.

- DISCUSSING THE HUMAN SIDE OF TRANSPORT & INNOVATION.

- LOOKING AT WHERE POLICY & INVESTMENT DECISIONS HAVE GOT US TODAY!