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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HS2 on track

HS2 on track

Our latest publication – HS2 on Track – demonstrates how HSRIL members are leading the delivery of the High Speed 2 project.  The report shows how industry is uniquely placed to provide UK expertise across the range of specialisms required to make the project a success. With more than 15,000 kilometres of high speed rail planned around [ … ]

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomes civil engineering contract awards

Following the announcement of the award of £6.6bn of civil engineering contracts to build the first phase of HS2 from London to Birmingham, Jim Steer, Director of High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) commented: “The award of these contracts is a huge step forward for HS2 and represents a £6.6bn Government investment in British industry. [ … ]

Minister joins Mayor to back HSR at our annual conference

Our annual conference in Birmingham saw enthusiastic backing for the HS2 project from a stellar line-up of speakers including Transport Minister, Paul Maynard MP, and the new Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street.   Attended by over 140 delegates from a combination of industry, LEP’s and local and regional stakeholder organisations, the conference sought [ … ]

Annual Conference – how High Speed Rail will transform our regional economies

The HS2 project will add much-needed additional track capacity to the north – south routes of our railway system, creating opportunities to improve the frequency and reliability of services for towns and cities, both on and off the HS2 network. Phase One of HS2, due to open in 2026, will see a new high speed [ … ]
Responding to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Responding to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper

The Government’s investment in HS2 is the most important public investment project in the UK for decades. As such, a key part of the Industrial Strategy should be to take advantage of the opportunities that HS2, and indeed HSR affords. Our response to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper, which can be accessed here in full, [ … ]

Conversations with HSR supply chain in Doncaster

Our last supply chain engagement event in this series was hosted by HSRIL members Skanska in Doncaster, South Yorkshire – the site here having been established for almost a century, and employing a multi-skilled workforce of mechanical and civil engineers, fully trained in areas like fabrication, welding, electrical engineering, hydraulics and computer numerical control (CNC) [ … ]