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Published: 7 October 2017
CILT merges with RSA
The Railway Study Association in the UK has become part of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
CILT and RSA will be joining forces "to create an industry-leading forum for the rail sector, which will allow individuals and organisations to share best practice, knowledge and opinions relating to all aspects of the rail profession," said CILT in a press statement.
"The merger will bring extra weight to CILT’s influence across the profession and RSA’s important and significant membership can join CILT. RSA members who become CILT members will benefit from the additional relevance, resources and global reach that comes from integrating the activities of RSA with CILT."
RSA will act as its own forum within CILT through the newly-formed Railway Studies Association Forum. The forum will continue to put on leading events, study tours and seminars for professionals within the rail industry, featuring some of the most influential names from within the sector.
Professor Richard Wilding FCILT, Chairman, CILT, said: “I am delighted to welcome the RSA and its members to CILT. This is an exciting merger that brings with it a wealth of influence, prestige and expertise that will help CILT lead the way in shaping the future of the rail industry.”
Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT, said: “I am looking forward to working with the members of RSA to build on the history and the strengths of the organisation. I am eager to see how this merger will evolve and bring value to all of our members involved in the movement of goods and people.”
Neil Micklethwaite, President, RSA, said: “I am very excited about the merger. It provides a huge opportunity to our current and future members to better engage with and understand the wider sector and profession within which we now operate. The purpose and expertise of RSA will continue to live on through CILT’s Railway Studies Forum and I am sure our members will develop their network and knowledge, with the weight of CILT behind them in the years to come.”