Britain’s love affair with rail depends on modernising an elderly network and turning it into a High Speed, high tech railway.
Over two years of study on the spatial effects of High Speed Rail has led to culmination of the research, insight and experiences gained throughout the project thus far in the form of the Independent Transport Commission’s report, ‘Ambitions and Opportunities: Understanding the Spatial Effects of High Speed Rail’.
HS2 Ltd’s Chairman David Higgins sets out his vision for the High Speed Two project. Reflecting a growing understanding of the UK’s historic underinvestment in infrastructure and our economic over-reliance on London, ‘Rebalancing Britain’ outlines a more equitable way ahead.
A modern, integrated and high speed rail network is vital to Britain’s future prosperity. Improving the rail services linking Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool, connecting their businesses and markets, is also crucial to rejuvenate the north of England and rebalance the economy.
When looking at who will build and who will benefit from HS2, HS3 or indeed any future high speed rail project, there is no simple answer. As Ailie Macadam, Managing Director of Bechtel’s global rail business, has pointed out in her speech at today’s ‘Transport Times’ conference, there are thousands Read more…
A new report, published today, details the costly impact to Britain if High Speed 2 is derailed. ‘Great Britain: connected or not?’, which was developed by the HSR Industry Leaders Group, outlines how failing to build HS2 will leave a clogged Britain, unable to meet its full potential.
The devastating effects of the recent storms on the UK transport system, and especially on our rail networks, has been well documented. It has left numerous towns without power, thousands of people without access to transport, and the Devon railway quite literally suspended in mid-air.
Britain is on the cusp of a new dawn for our transport infrastructure. From Crossrail to HS2, we are transforming our transport landscape for the better, creating a lasting legacy for future generations and putting Britain at the forefront of rail engineering and innovation once again.