Why three hours matters

Henrik Anderberg from HSRIL member company Alstom spoke at a recent Greengauge 21 HSR conference, making the case that when inter-city train journey times can be brought under this totemic benchmark, rail gains serious market share versus air. Henrik used data from European and Japanese high-speed rail links to make his point that there is a “cliff edge” at three hours, stating (more…)

Secretary of State for Transport restates ambition to create strong transport system

The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport addressed the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders fringe event in Manchester – stating that he strongly supports greater investment in infrastructure across the country because it is vital for wider economic growth. The Secretary of State also reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the Read more…