National College of High Speed Rail preparing the UK's next generation of engineers and industry leaders

National College of High Speed Rail preparing the UK’s next generation of engineers and industry leaders

Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive of the National College for High Speed Rail, spoke to Rail Technology Magazine about how [ … ]
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 [ … ]
HS2 on track

HS2 on track

Our latest publication – HS2 on Track – demonstrates how HSRIL members are leading the [ … ]
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HS2 makes good progress one year on from Royal Assent

Since Royal Assent was granted last year construction has already begun along the Phase One route, which will run from London to the West Midlands and is due to be mostly completed by 2025. The first train services are expected to run on the line from 2026. Enabling work has already begun, with the main civil engineering [ … ]

Keeping HSR to Scotland in the fast track

It may have been 6 years since Fast Track Scotland was published (which set out the case for Scotland’s inclusion in a UK wide high speed rail network) but the momentum to drive forward this vision is still going strong. Thanks to a tight operational relationship with colleagues from DfT and Network Rail, 2017 was [ … ]

Contractors shortlisted for design and development of HS2 stations

The design and development partners Arup and WSP have been selected to undertake detailed design for the ‘landmark’ Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and Old Oak Common stations and the rebuilding of London Euston station. The announcement, made by HS2 Ltd, details the four phase one station projects as: Birmingham Curzon Street: WSP UK with [ … ]

2018: The year of opportunity for HS2

As industry leaders, our members welcome the commitment to HS2, look forward to its completion and envisage a long-term plan for high-speed rail in Britain that will extend the network across the north of England and to Scotland and connect to improved rail services, including Northern Powerhouse Rail and Crossrail 2. This summer, on 12 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 and railway infrastructure, I have [ … ]