Monthly archive: November, 2015
Making the most of High Speed Rail

Making the most of High Speed Rail

HSRIL held a focus group with business representatives and local politicians in Ashford to discuss the benefits that high speed rail can bring to the local supply chain, and the local economy. Hosted by Hitachi Rail Europe at their flagship Ashford Train Maintenance Centre, the session used HS1 as a case study to focus the discussions around what more [ … ]

State of the Nation Scotland Infrastructure Report 2015

State of the Nation is ICE’s flagship policy report, which assesses the performance of the UK’s energy, transport, flooding, water and waste networks. The report also recommends actions needed to deliver improvements. The full report is available here: State of Nation Scotland infrastructure report 2015

Why three hours matters

Henrik Anderberg from HSRIL member company Alstom spoke at a recent Greengauge 21 HSR conference, making the case that when inter-city train journey times can be brought under this totemic benchmark, rail gains serious market share versus air. Henrik used data from European and Japanese high-speed rail links to make his point that there is [ … ]