Four levels of membership

Invitations to join HSRIL are open to those organisations with an operational base in the UK. Membership is open to companies, organisations and academic institutions with an interest in rail and infrastructure activities. There are four membership levels:

Full Member

A large organisation with an interest in HSR from a commercial perspective


An organisation with a significant interest in HSR, with specific expertise to offer the group


Small and medium enterprises with an interest in HSR from a commercial perspective – for example businesses in the wider HSR supply chain


A relevant organisation with a significant interest in HSR, but perhaps not from a commercial perspective, e.g. training or research organisation

Apprenticeships expected to be created by HS2
Number of jobs the Core Cities Group estimates HS2 will underpin
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Value of contracts let to date through Phase 1 of HS2

Benefits of high speed rail

Our members have helped deliver major infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world, ranging from creating entirely new high speed networks through to maintaining and improving the UK’s existing rail network. This gives us a unique insight into both the shortcomings in the current network, and the transformative capacity and connectivity benefits that high speed rail can bring.

More than 2,000 apprenticeships are expected to be created around the HS2 project, offering people from all backgrounds the chance to work in a sector that is growing not just nationally, but globally. Overall the Core Cities Group estimates HS2 will underpin the delivery of 400,000 new jobs.

Members of High Speed Rail Industry Leaders are already on the ground delivering HS2; Phase 1 of the project is off to a great start, with enabling works underway, of almost £20 billion of contracts let to date.

The introduction of high speed rail in the UK offers a huge opportunity to innovate across a wide variety of capabilities, from cutting edge technology and design, to the development of improved partnerships and new ways of working.

The HS2 project has created a renewed interest in the rail and construction sector, with our members reporting significant interest in opportunities to work in the rail and construction sector design build and for the next generation of high speed trains.

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