HS2 on track

HS2 on track

Our latest publication – HS2 on Track – demonstrates how HSRIL members are leading the [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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Conversations with HSR supply chain in Doncaster

Our last supply chain engagement event in this series was hosted by HSRIL members Skanska in Doncaster, South Yorkshire – the site here having been established for almost a century, and employing a multi-skilled workforce of mechanical and civil engineers, fully trained in areas like fabrication, welding, electrical engineering, hydraulics and computer numerical control (CNC) [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Government announces preferred route for Phase 2b

Another major milestone for the HS2 project has been reached with the Government announcing its decision over the route from Crewe to Manchester and from the West Midlands to Leeds – referred to as Phase 2b of the project. The Transport Secretary has published a command paper High Speed Two: from Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands [ … ]
HSR Industry Leaders at party conferences

HSR Industry Leaders at party conferences

We kicked off party conference season in 2016 with a dinner with key city Leaders in Liverpool in conjunction with Core Cities, which offered an informal opportunity to discuss the HS2 project, its impact and the future of high speed rail and major infrastructure in the UK, as well as meet with industry leaders and politicians. Andy [ … ]

HS2 Jobs Analysis Report

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders commissioned Albion Economics to undertake some research to establish the short and medium term employment and training impacts of the HS2 project. The scope of the work focuses on the planning, design and construction phases of the project and provides: an estimate of the number of HS2 jobs that are already a [ … ]
High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

We recently hosted our inaugural conference at Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum. The aim of the event was to address the longstanding skills shortage facing the rail industry, and in particular, how high speed rail can be a catalyst for transforming the skills base for the better. Chaired by Broadcaster Steph McGovern, the event offered delegates the opportunity to explore how the [ … ]