Monthly archive: March, 2016

Conditions are perfect for a step change in gender balance in the industry

Nadia Savage, Project Director at member company Laing O’Rourke considers how the current investment in UK infrastructure, and the focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, mean that the conditions are perfect for a step change in gender balance in the industry. Read the full article here: Shine a light on parity  
High Speed Rail Bill passes Third Reading

High Speed Rail Bill passes Third Reading

The High Speed Rail Bill has passed the Third Reading in the House of Commons with 399 voting in favour and 42 against. The Bill will now proceed to the House of Lords. The petition period in the House of Lords is expected to run from 24 March 2016 until 5pm on Monday 18 April [ … ]

High Speed Rail – Grasping the opportunity

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders has been speaking, through its membership, to SME’s to gauge how they view the opportunities presented by the development of high speed rail in the UK, and in particular the HS2 project, with the aim of helping to maximise the beneficial effects of HSR development throughout the UK supply chain. The sessions also gave our members, [ … ]
High Speed Rail for Northern England and Scotland

High Speed Rail for Northern England and Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure Investment and Cities in Scotland and the UK Transport Minister met in Waverley Station to launch two long awaited reports, one from HS2 Ltd on Anglo-Scottish high-speed rail, the other on the case for high-speed rail between Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Their common aim has settled on what the Scottish Ministers [ … ]

Shaw Report published

The Shaw Report into the future of Network Rail has been published and the findings will be considered by the government with a full response issued later in the year. The key objectives of the report were to explore how to give the railway industry a local/customer focus, establish financial discipline, recommend how to protect [ … ]

Our response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s consultation

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) recently submitted a response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s consultation, which closed on 17th March 2016. We believe that our collective view is especially relevant to this particular consultation, offering a view on the governance, structure and operation of the commission that would ensure the integrity and smooth delivery of a long [ … ]