Integrated Cities – Integrating the Transport Network into HS2

23 July, 2014

Keolis have recently published the follow up to their Key Connections report. Integrated Cities – Integrating the Transport Network into HS2 explores the potential for light rail – or similar light rapid transit systems – to support better connectivity and integration between HS2 and local networks.  The report argues that light rail systems, like those in Manchester and Sheffield, are a crucial element of a ‘hub and spoke’ model of regional transport, which the UK must implement if HS2 is to bring benefits to areas beyond its main station hubs. Keolis is the world’s largest operator of light rail networks, and a member of the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group.


High Speed Rail in the South East

7 April, 2014

Greengauge 21 has recently carried out some research on behalf of the South East Local Transport Board to examine the scope for new high-speed rail services and routes in the south east of England. HS1 was conceived initially as a means of reducing the journey time and increasing the number of international trains operating from London to Paris and Brussels. Our report Read on »


Submission – the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on environmental protection in Phase 1 of HS2

17 March, 2014

Greengauge 21’s  written submission to the Environmental Audit Committee focuses on three areas where we believe we can add value to the Committee’s considerations.  Read on »


Case study – a systems engineering approach to delivering High Speed 2

11 March, 2014

This case study shows how systems engineering  techniques can provide cost savings and a holistic approach to design, and whilst allowing for testing the potential impacts of any proposed changes against the intended outcome of the train service, can also deliver sound value engineering decisions: A systems engineering approach to delivering HS2


Consultation on a Draft National Policy Statement for the National Road and Rail Network

5 March, 2014

This is the evidence that Greengauge 21 has submitted to the Department for Transport’s consultation on the draft National Policy Statement for the National Road and Rail Networks. The evidence has also been submitted to the House of Commons Transport Committee’s inquiry on the NPS: Greengauge 21 response to draft NPS for national networks consultation