Industry News

Keeping HSR to Scotland in the fast track

It may have been 6 years since Fast Track Scotland was published (which set out the case for Scotland’s inclusion in a UK wide high speed rail network) but the momentum to drive forward this vision is still going strong. Thanks to a tight operational relationship with colleagues from DfT and Network Rail, 2017 was [ … ]

Contractors shortlisted for design and development of HS2 stations

The design and development partners Arup and WSP have been selected to undertake detailed design for the ‘landmark’ Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and Old Oak Common stations and the rebuilding of London Euston station. The announcement, made by HS2 Ltd, details the four phase one station projects as: Birmingham Curzon Street: WSP UK with [ … ]

2018: The year of opportunity for HS2

As industry leaders, our members welcome the commitment to HS2, look forward to its completion and envisage a long-term plan for high-speed rail in Britain that will extend the network across the north of England and to Scotland and connect to improved rail services, including Northern Powerhouse Rail and Crossrail 2. This summer, on 12 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Industrial Strategy White Paper

The Industrial Strategy White Paper – Building a Britain fit for the Future  – has been released, designed to provide a broad and long-term vision to boost the economy.  The Industrial Strategy is underpinned by what it calls the ‘Four Grand Challenges’ – the response to global changes in technology and industry, which are to: 1. Put [ … ]

HS2: Getting the best out of Britain

HS2 Ltd. Chair David Higgins has published a new report, HS2: Getting the best out of Britain, which considers how the improved connectivity HS2 provides will be a catalyst for economic growth outside London and the South East, rebalancing the economy and supporting industrial growth. The findings are based on a number of workshops held with [ … ]