According to the International Railway Journal, the global rail market was valued at £141bn in 2018 with much of that value stemming from Asia and the USA.  Yorkshire and the Humber is home to several key rail industry players as well as supply chain companies. Doncaster’s National College for High Speed Rail, training thousands of engineers each year; provides the hub for Yorkshire incubating future business talent. With £88bn of investment in rail in the UK in the coming years, the opportunity to match global demand with local expertise has never been greater.


We arrange a huge variety of events aimed at companies from the rail sector to support you and your business to gain valuable knowledge and experience on international trade. No matter what your experience level, we have the right support for your business.

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Success stories

We work with a number of clients within the rail sector, providing them with a range of support to help them succeed at selling overseas. We have worked with companies to capture their experiences so you can learn from their mistakes and their achievements.

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Export Opportunities

There are thousands of opportunities to browse which are sourced by overseas trade professionals or posted by third-party providers. This DIT service gives you the possibility to connect with buyers from around the globe and match your offering with their demand.

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DIT Internationalisation Fund

Our Internationalisation Fund (funded by the European Regional Development Fund) can help your business finance your international expansion plans.

Eligible businesses can apply for a minimum of £1000 which is match funded and can be used for flights, trade show expenses, international marketing material, consulting services and much more.

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