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National Infrastructure Commission publishes first National Infrastructure Assessment

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published its first National Infrastructure Assessment. The key finding is that Britain has a “golden opportunity” to switch to greener ways of providing energy to homes and businesses without increasing bills. The Commission call for

Submission to the National Infrastructure Assessment consultation

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders has submitted a response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) – calling for the UK to commit to the creation of a proper national high speed rail network by 2050. HSRIL sees the NIC as having a vital role to play in helping to define the criteria for investment and [ … ]

Fast Tracking Prosperity in the North West and Midlands

HS2 is not just about faster journey times – it will transform towns and communities across the country. A remodelled hub at Crewe will serve Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Wales and the Mersey-Dee area, bringing transport and economic development benefits through transformational connectivity for all of its users.  Our latest report Fast-Tracking Prosperity in the North [ … ]

Ashford International welcomes first modern high-speed train en-route to Paris

Ashford International Station will now see more high speed services from Europe, after the completion of a £10m project that has included an upgrade to the track, adaptation of Ashford’s international platforms and state-of the-art signalling equipment. The improvement to what is known as the Ashford spur means that the track now meets international standards and [ … ]

How HS2 can stimulate private sector investment and regeneration

The High Speed Rail Industry Leaders annual conference assembled 200 representatives at the Leeds College of Music from across industry, local and national government, local economic partnerships and  transport organisations. The conference highlighted the ambitious plans that the city of Leeds has, including the station doubling in size and a commercial expansion programme at the heart [ … ]

Our commitment to developing skills and opportunities in the rail sector

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging diversity and championing the development of training, skills and career opportunities in the rail sector by providing bursaries for three ‘Rail Leader Learners’ to attend the National College of High Speed Rail (NCHSR) and study for the Certificate of Higher Education in High Speed Rail and [ … ]