Jacobs – empowered to deliver

Jacobs graduate geotechnical engineer, Laura King, shares her insight of working on the multi-billion dollar California High-Speed Rail project, and what she’s looking forward to bringing to her next role on High Speed 2. The $64 billion California High-Speed Rail (CAHSR) project* will provide a 220 mph train service over Read more…

Bechtel – designing brilliance

Bechtel is transferring its experience from the Crossrail project, where it pioneered the use of 4D planning, to the high speed rail environment.  On Crossrail the 4D approach (outlined below) was initiated during the detailed design phase. On HS2 our 4D tools and processes will be applied during the earlier Read more…

Alstom – specialising in innovation

Our members Alstom specialise in innovative high speed rolling stock, including flagship new projects such as the Avelia Liberty for Amtrak, the world’s first tilting very high speed train. But innovation doesn’t stop with the design of the trains. High speed trains require careful maintenance, and here in the UK, Read more…

Delivering the next generation of trains for the UK’s new high speed network.

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomes the Government announcement on the bidders shortlisted to deliver the next generation of state-of-the-art trains for the UK’s new high speed network.

With the first trains expected to roll off the production line in the early-2020s, the investment is expected to create hundreds of jobs and boost Britain’s skills and expertise in the high speed rail sector.

Our spokesperson commented on the announcement – “HS2 is the biggest and most ambitious infrastructure project in the country and will not only revitalise Britain’s transport networks, but also boost skills, generate employment and strengthen the UK construction and manufacturing supply chains.” (more…)