Submission to the National Infrastructure Assessment consultation

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders has submitted a response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) – calling for the UK to commit to the creation of a proper national high speed rail network by 2050. HSRIL sees the NIC as having a vital role to play in helping to define the criteria for investment and [ … ]

Fast Tracking Prosperity in the North West and Midlands

HS2 is not just about faster journey times – it will transform towns and communities across the country. A remodelled hub at Crewe will serve Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Wales and the Mersey-Dee area, bringing transport and economic development benefits through transformational connectivity for all of its users.  Our latest report Fast-Tracking Prosperity in the North [ … ]
The Economic Contribution of UK Rail 2018

The Economic Contribution of UK Rail 2018

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has launched a report highlighting the fact that the economic value of the UK rail network is significantly higher than predicted. The rail system is now known to contribute over £36 billion annually to the UK economy, which holds a greater economic impact when in comparison to the food, drink or [ … ]

Industrial Strategy Green Paper Response

We have read the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Green Paper with great interest, and agree that the “10 pillars” are the right ones to tackle low productivity and unbalanced growth. We also support the RSG/RIA response to the Green Paper, which offers further evidence on the scale and importance of the rail [ … ]

Weston Williamson + Partners – designing brilliance

Rail has long been at the heart of UK transport infrastructure and by the time the first HS2 service comes into operation it will have been over 200 years since the first public railway opened in Britain. High Speed Rail however offers the opportunity to completely rethink station design in the UK, both in terms [ … ]

Siemens – transforming Euston Station

Euston is the London terminus for HS2 services and in order to facilitate the HS2 project construction related activities by January 2019, the HS2 station site requires operational space currently occupied by Network Rail platforms and lineside infrastructure. Achieving this target date requires the decommissioning, removal and relocation of existing operational assets from the west [ … ]