About the Group

RIAMBiG is the international benchmarking group for railway infrastructure asset management. RIAMBiG’s principal aim is to compare performance as well as identify and share best practices in the management of railway infrastructure assets, following a structured approach, and in a confidential environment. The members stay in ongoing contact through performance reports, studies, the group’s secure website, and meetings hosted by the member railways. The project management, benchmarking analysis, and coordination of the group is provided by the Transport Strategy Centre (TSC) at Imperial College London.

The Group’s Objectives

Share knowledge and identify best practices in a confidential environment

Support members in achieving their operational, environmental, and strategic goals

Measure performance and establish best practices through a system of measures

Prioritise areas for improvement and support decision-making

Ownership and Management

The groups are jointly owned and steered by the members, with project management, administration, and research carried out by the Transport Strategy Centre (TSC), at Imperial College London.

Other Benchmarking Groups

RIAMBiG is one of a family of benchmarking groups facilitated by the Transport Strategy Centre. These include international benchmarking groups for the metro, bus, rail, light rail, and airport sectors. All combined, they represent more than 100 transportation organisations. The current groups are the:

  • Community of Metros (COMET)
  • International Suburban Rail Benchmarking Group (ISBeRG)
  • International Bus Benchmarking Group (IBBG)
  • American Bus Benchmarking Group (ABBG)
  • International Mainline Rail Benchmarking Group (IMRBG)
  • Airport Benchmarking Group (ABG)
  • International Light Rail and Tram Benchmarking Group (BOLTS)
Community of Metros website
ISBeRG website
IBBG website
ABBG website
GOAL website
IMRBG group
Airport Benchmarking website