Monthly archive: November, 2017

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 [ … ]

Weston Williamson + Partners – designing brilliance

Rail has long been at the heart of UK transport infrastructure and by the time the first HS2 service comes into operation it will have been over 200 years since the first public railway opened in Britain. High Speed Rail however offers the opportunity to completely rethink station design in the UK, both in terms [ … ]

Siemens – transforming Euston Station

Euston is the London terminus for HS2 services and in order to facilitate the HS2 project construction related activities by January 2019, the HS2 station site requires operational space currently occupied by Network Rail platforms and lineside infrastructure. Achieving this target date requires the decommissioning, removal and relocation of existing operational assets from the west [ … ]

Railway Industry Association – measuring up to HS2

Railway Industry Association (RIA) members Fugro are an international site characterisation specialist – one of nine contractors selected for the Phase One ground investigation framework. Site investigations (SI) for HS2 phase one are being undertaken to demanding standards. They are providing vital ground engineering and design data for the construction of bridges, tunnels, cuttings and [ … ]

National Grid – bringing energy to life for HS2

National Grid’s job is to connect people to the energy they use, safely. We’re at the heart of the challenge to make sure the UK’s energy needs are met for tomorrow. For HS2 that means we have a statutory role to provide power for the trains and reconfigure our gas and electricity networks so that [ … ]