Year of Engineering Campaign 2018

The Government has launched the Year of Engineering campaign which will take place throughout 2018. This joint initiative between Government and industry aims to help young people gain experience in engineering, tackle the skills gap in the industry as well as increasing diversity in engineering. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders will 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…)

HS2 on track

Our latest publication – HS2 on Track – demonstrates how HSRIL members are leading the delivery of the High Speed 2 project.  The report shows how industry is uniquely placed to provide UK expertise across the range of specialisms required to make the project a success. With more than 15,000 kilometres of Read more…

Royal Assent granted for Phase 1 of HS2

Royal Assent has been granted for Phase 1 of HS2, marking another significant milestone for High Speed Rail in Britain. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomed apprentices from across our membership as they joined Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP to say ‘We’re HS2 ready!’

HS2 will be the biggest investment in our skills base in decades and will foster a new generation of world class engineers and experts across a range of sectors. This year (more…)

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 Read more…

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 Read more…