Rail Forum East Midlands (RFEM) has seen a lot of change in recent years, with a new team and a new strategy now in place, as outlined by Paul Francis (page 3). So, what is RFEM doing to implement this strategy?

‘We’re already doing a lot’ says Elaine Clark, manager of RFEM. ‘We want to involve more of our members both to help and to ensure we are doing the things they value most. Right now, we are establishing a number of project groups to take a lead on various aspects of our work, from innovation and skills to supply chain growth and showcasing member capabilities. Each group will be championed by a member of the board.’

Ministerial visit: Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visited Derby on 19 January, and during his visit he described the Midlands as ‘the engine of the UK railway industry’.


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