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Rail Academy Completes UK Roll Out of New Interactive Training Portal

The Institution of Railway Operators has announced the full launch of its new one-stop web-based training portal, Rail Academy. Available throughout the UK rail operations sector, the virtual training platform offers industry-leading courses for learners of varying experience and skill levels to complete remotely and is now live.

Rail Academy is a virtual knowledge and training hub for rail operations staff. Since commencing a targeted region-by-region launch in November, the interactive Rail Academy portal has been welcoming members and delivering bespoke training options which users can access and fulfil entirely online.

The phased roll-out of Rail Academy is now complete and rail operators across the UK can sign-up to the unique learning platform which adapts to meet the needs of all railway operations staff.


Developed by trusted rail industry training experts the Institution of Railway Operators (IRO), the new Rail Academy portal has been meticulously designed to enhance online training opportunities available to the rail operations industry. Boasting fully customisable flagship programs which can be adapted to meet the essential training requirements of members, courses include; Introduction to Rail and Rail Pro: 12 System Elements of Rail.  

The current, sector-specific course content is accessed via two unique sign-up options; members can choose a comprehensive fully managed service, which includes bespoke content creation, learner enrolments, progress and assessment reviews and complete technical support. Alternatively, the licensed-based service offers rail operators the opportunity to purchase a set number of licenses and distribute courses to staff when required. 

Fiona Tordoff CEO of Institution of Railway Operators said, “The essential learning programs within Rail Academy are ideally suited to all UK rail operators. Offering an accessible, structured and relevant selection of courses; whether for an individual looking to expand their own understanding or deeper knowledge on a corporate level, improvement is at the heart of what we have set out to provide.”

Visit: to find out more or sign-up your organisation. 

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