Events

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 [ … ]

Conversations with HSR supply chain in Doncaster

Our last supply chain engagement event in this series was hosted by HSRIL members Skanska in Doncaster, South Yorkshire – the site here having been established for almost a century, and employing a multi-skilled workforce of mechanical and civil engineers, fully trained in areas like fabrication, welding, electrical engineering, hydraulics and computer numerical control (CNC) [ … ]
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 [ … ]
High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

We recently hosted our inaugural conference at Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum. The aim of the event was to address the longstanding skills shortage facing the rail industry, and in particular, how high speed rail can be a catalyst for transforming the skills base for the better. Chaired by Broadcaster Steph McGovern, the event offered delegates the opportunity to explore how the [ … ]

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 [ … ]