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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 [ … ]
HSR Industry Leaders at party conferences

HSR Industry Leaders at party conferences

We kicked off party conference season in 2016 with a dinner with key city Leaders in Liverpool in conjunction with Core Cities, which offered an informal opportunity to discuss the HS2 project, its impact and the future of high speed rail and major infrastructure in the UK, as well as meet with industry leaders and politicians. Andy [ … ]

Transport for London taking over services in London could result in Crossrail 3

According to National Infrastructure Commission Chair Lord Adonis, Crossrail 3’ could happen as a result of new plans for Transport for London (TfL) to take over suburban rail services in Greater London. Lord Adonis is heading the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) investigation into Crossrail 2, due to report its recommendations to the government in the [ … ]
Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood MP gives emphatic commitment to high speed rail

Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood MP gives emphatic commitment to high speed rail

Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood MP gave an emphatic commitment to high speed rail at the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders fringe event at Labour Party conference, restating the importance of investment in HSR to release capacity and revolutionise the links between the cities of the Midlands and the North, and confirming that Labour are [ … ]
Heathrow spur no longer part of Phase 1 or 2 of the HS2 scheme

Heathrow spur no longer part of Phase 1 or 2 of the HS2 scheme

In a written response to a question by Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has ruled out building a link connecting Heathrow airport to the High Speed 2 line between London and the north of England before 2033.

Ambitions and Opportunities: Understanding the spatial effects of high speed rail

Over two years of study on the spatial effects of High Speed Rail has led to culmination of the research, insight and experiences gained throughout the project thus far in the form of the Independent Transport Commission's report, ‘Ambitions and Opportunities: Understanding the Spatial Effects of High Speed Rail'.