Employment & Skills

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, [ … ]
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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Making the most of High Speed Rail

The final focus group in our initial programme of engagement with the supply chain was held at the National Training Academy for Rail  (NTAR), a multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility based in Northampton which acts as an international Centre of Excellence for skills development and collaborative working in the rail industry. NTAR was developed through a public/private partnership [ … ]