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Rail Industry Association opens new Westminster offices

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The Rail Industry Association’s (RIA) new offices have been opened by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris and other rail leaders.

The minster carried out the ceremony with HS1 chief executive Dyan Crowther and HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston. They were joined by RIA chief executive Darren Caplan, chairman David Tonkin and 100 RIA members and stakeholders.

The new offices are at Smith Square, London, in the centre of Westminster. They will provide a central hub for RIA members to meet, attend events and network. They are a short distance from the Houses of Parliament, the Department for Transport (DfT), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Darren Caplan, Railway Industry Association.

Chief executive of RIA Darren Caplan said: “We’re very excited to be launching our new office in the heart of Westminster. Our previous Headfort Place offices in Hyde Park Corner served us well for 21 years, but it is now time to move on to more modern, dynamic, premises, which are geared up for events and networking, and to better enable us to bring the rail supply industry together with policy makers and influencers, rail clients and stakeholders. Simply, it is a hub for rail suppliers to use, to connect with contacts and to enjoy!

“We’re delighted Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP, HS1 chief executive Dyan Crowther and HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston could join us for the launch. And we look forward to this being the first of many industry events at our new home in the months and years to come!”

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