Why Join?

The RBD Community has been developed by rail business people for rail business people to provide rail business support geared for results.

Why join

Created specifically to meet the needs of organisations serving the rail sector

By joining the RBD Community, your business can take full advantage of a vast range of RBD Community exclusive benefits and discounts as well as having access to an innovative suite of business solutions; including 


  • attend high quality networking events 
  • results driven profile raising opportunities (as part of the UK’s largest rail media business) 
  • business and industry supplier engagement opportunities 
  • access to advice and support from rail business specialists 
  • rail market insights and intelligence 
  • exclusive online dashboard packed with tools and resources 
  • micro-site on the RBD Directory with powerful SEO  
  • engage via our online networking and communication app 
  • bid & tender notifications  
  • unique offers and discounts 
  • and much more! 

Networking events

Our 2022 events

With a diverse membership made up of organisations from all areas of the rail supply chain in addition to those important organisations that support the industry, our events are designed to ensure there is something for everyone. 


The events programme has been carefully curated to reflect current industry themes and topics. 


In addition to RBD Community events, we also collaborate with the University of Birmingham (Birmingham Centre for Rail Research) to deliver larger events designed for a bigger audience as well as business focused events in conjunction with our colleagues in the Rail Business Advisory team.

our community members

A thriving network of rail organisations, large and small, established in rail, and new to rail

Join the RBD Community.  A vibrant and proactive network for helping organisations do more business in rail. 


Showcasing our members rail expertise and competencies.

Representing the breadth and depth of the rail supply chain:  

  • Railway Infrastructure/Construction and Systems 
  • Rolling Stock (manufacture, parts, maintenance, and depots) 
  • Digital & Technology 
  • Media/Publications/Exhibition 
  • Trade, Government and Professional Bodies 
  • Professional Services 
  • Charities 
  • Business Services & Support Companies  Training/Academia 
  • Health & wellbeing 

our community members

We have an extensive network of industry partners who support and engage with the RBD Community.

Our network of organisations include businesses established in rail as well as those from other sectors that are new to rail.  Our community partners include organisations at the top of the supply chain as well as those supporting the rail sector. 

resource hub

Exclusive industry insight and knowledge

The UK rail sector has experienced some big changes in times.  As a member of the RBD Community, keep up-to-date with the latest industry intelligence and insights.

Great British Railways The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail

A simpler, more integrated structure will cut duplication, increase…

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Analysis of the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2021

The government is committed to working
hand in hand with industry to improve
productivity and drive innovation

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Network Rail Challenge Statements

challenge statements have been created to support our technical strategy and the railway’s future vision as set out in the Rail Technical Strategy Read more

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Take your business to new heights and join the fastest growing network in rail. 

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