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 Read more…

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, Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 expertise in the high speed rail sector.

Our spokesperson commented on the announcement – “HS2 is the biggest and most ambitious infrastructure project in the country and will not only revitalise Britain’s transport networks, but also boost skills, generate employment and strengthen the UK construction and manufacturing supply chains.” (more…)

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 decades and will foster a new generation of world class engineers and experts across a range of sectors. This year (more…)