Industry News

Year of Engineering Campaign 2018

The Government has launched the Year of Engineering campaign which will take place throughout 2018. This joint initiative between Government and industry aims to help young people gain experience in engineering, tackle the skills gap in the industry as well as increasing diversity in engineering. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders will be supporting the campaign, and [ … ]

Delivering the next generation of trains for the UK’s new high speed network.

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomes the Government announcement on the bidders shortlisted to deliver the next generation of state-of-the-art trains for the UK’s new high speed network. With the first trains expected to roll off the production line in the early-2020s, the investment is expected to create hundreds of jobs and boost Britain’s skills and [ … ]

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomes civil engineering contract awards

Following the announcement of the award of £6.6bn of civil engineering contracts to build the first phase of HS2 from London to Birmingham, Jim Steer, Director of High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) commented: “The award of these contracts is a huge step forward for HS2 and represents a £6.6bn Government investment in British industry. [ … ]

Minister joins Mayor to back HSR at our annual conference

Our annual conference in Birmingham saw enthusiastic backing for the HS2 project from a stellar line-up of speakers including Transport Minister, Paul Maynard MP, and the new Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street.   Attended by over 140 delegates from a combination of industry, LEP’s and local and regional stakeholder organisations, the conference sought [ … ]
Royal Assent granted for Phase 1 of HS2

Royal Assent granted for Phase 1 of HS2

Royal Assent has been granted for Phase 1 of HS2, marking another significant milestone for High Speed Rail in Britain. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomed apprentices from across our membership as they joined Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP to say ‘We’re HS2 ready!’ HS2 will be the biggest investment in our skills base in [ … ]

Welcome launch of rolling stock procurement process

HSRIL welcomes the announcement launching the procurement process for HS2 trains. High speed trains showcase the very best of modern technology and have the potential to completely transform the passengers experience of rail. HS2 is now full steam ahead and contracts such as these will contribute towards transforming regional economies and creating new jobs no [ … ]