Industry News

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 [ … ]
High Speed Rail Bill passes Third Reading

High Speed Rail Bill passes Third Reading

The High Speed Rail Bill has passed the Third Reading in the House of Commons with 399 voting in favour and 42 against. The Bill will now proceed to the House of Lords. The petition period in the House of Lords is expected to run from 24 March 2016 until 5pm on Monday 18 April [ … ]
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 [ … ]