Publications

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 [ … ]
HS2 on track

HS2 on track

Our latest publication – HS2 on Track – demonstrates how HSRIL members are leading the delivery of the High Speed 2 project.  The report shows how industry is uniquely placed to provide UK expertise across the range of specialisms required to make the project a success. With more than 15,000 kilometres of high speed rail planned around [ … ]
Responding to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Responding to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper

The Government’s investment in HS2 is the most important public investment project in the UK for decades. As such, a key part of the Industrial Strategy should be to take advantage of the opportunities that HS2, and indeed HSR affords. Our response to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper, which can be accessed here in full, [ … ]