Employment & Skills

The New Wonder Woman for HS2!

As the only female student on my course at the National College of High Speed Rail (NCHSR), I have found breaking down stereotypes to be an integral part of my education. Engineering and rail are both industries overwhelmingly dominated by men, so as much as learning about high speed rail and railway infrastructure, I have [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Building the right relationships within the supply chain

The redevelopment of London Bridge Station will meet growing transport needs by increasing both passenger and rail capacity at the station by 40 percent, taking passenger capacity from around 50 million to 75 million. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) held a focus group event here recently, inviting a number of senior representatives from SME’s locally [ … ]

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 – 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, [ … ]