Keolis, one of Europe’s leading public transport operators, has announced the company’s commitment to promoting HS2 and high speed rail in the UK by becoming members of the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group. The High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group is a coalition of industry experts Read on »
HS2 has taken a major step forward with publication of the Bill for phase one of the line between London and Birmingham. The hybrid Bill, which is effectively the planning application for the scheme, gives the government the powers to construct and operate the railway. It will also give those affected by the proposed line the opportunity to petition Parliament, both for and against the proposals, and have their case heard by a committee of MPs.
The new line is vital to meet the urgent rail capacity needs Read on »
Next year, high-speed rail travel will celebrate its 50th birthday. With High Speed 2 at the top of the political agenda, and its construction the UK’s largest infrastructure project in decades Felix Schmid, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham, looks at what engineers and designers can learn from the examples of other high-speed lines. Read on »
With the publication of the Strategic Case for HS2, the Department of Transport has answered the criticisms and questions raised against the project. There is a sound business case for HS2. The result of a whole series of updates to key assumptions is a benefit cost ratio for the first phase of the project that is unchanged. The business case for the whole project (both phases) remains Read on »
Newly appointed UK Transport Minister Baroness Susan Kramer MP delivered her first speech on High Speed Rail at the Railway Engineers Forum conference on 21 October as Leaders from the UK rail industry debated the case for High Speed Rail in the UK. The Railway Engineers Forum event saw national and international specialists Read on »