HS2 on track

HS2 on track

Our latest publication – HS2 on Track – demonstrates how HSRIL members are leading the [ … ]
Royal Assent granted for Phase 1 of HS2

Royal Assent granted for Phase 1 of HS2

Royal Assent has been granted for Phase 1 of HS2, marking another significant milestone for [ … ]
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Industrial Strategy Green Paper Response

We have read the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Green Paper with great interest, and agree that the “10 pillars” are the right ones to tackle low productivity and unbalanced growth. We also support the RSG/RIA response to the Green Paper, which offers further evidence on the scale and importance of the rail [ … ]

The New Wonder Woman for HS2!

As the only female student on my course at the National College of High Speed Rail (NCHSR), I have found breaking down stereotypes to be an integral part of my education. Engineering and rail are both industries overwhelmingly dominated by men, so as much as learning about high speed rail and railway infrastructure, I have [ … ]

Industrial Strategy White Paper

The Industrial Strategy White Paper – Building a Britain fit for the Future  – has been released, designed to provide a broad and long-term vision to boost the economy.  The Industrial Strategy is underpinned by what it calls the ‘Four Grand Challenges’ – the response to global changes in technology and industry, which are to: 1. Put [ … ]

HS2: Getting the best out of Britain

HS2 Ltd. Chair David Higgins has published a new report, HS2: Getting the best out of Britain, which considers how the improved connectivity HS2 provides will be a catalyst for economic growth outside London and the South East, rebalancing the economy and supporting industrial growth. The findings are based on a number of workshops held with [ … ]

The National College for High Speed Rail working with High Speed Rail Industry Leaders

The National College for High Speed Rail is the largest of five national colleges being created by Government to ensure British workers learn world class skills. The college has two campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster, with state-of-the art facilities such as virtual reality learning and a BIM cave in order to provide students with an [ … ]

Interview with Prof Felix Schmid, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE)

How does High Speed Rail differ from the conventional railway? High-speed railways share most, if not all, characteristics of conventional mainline railways, metros and even trams: They run on rails and are usually powered by electricity, they require structures and control systems, they are subject to variability in their environment and they must satisfy ever [ … ]