Atkins has won a four year contract to provide BIM technical services to HS2 Ltd.
In a written response to a question by Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has ruled out building a link connecting Heathrow airport to the High Speed 2 line between London and the north of England before 2033.
The network of China Railways is one of the most densely used in the world. More than 2.9 billion passengers have travelled across China by high-speed train since April 2007 and in 2013, China’s high-speed rail network recorded 214 billion passenger kilometres – more than the rest of the world put together.
In January 2006, when Greengauge 21 was launched, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1) in the UK was incomplete, and there was no expectation that it would be followed by further high-speed lines. For European Railway Review, Jim Steer – Director of Greengauge 21 – the not-for-profit organisation established to Read more…
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…