Plans for a new college that will deliver the specialised training and qualifications needed for high speed rail, which will benefit HS2 and other future infrastructure projects across the country, have been announced by the government. The new college will provide Read on »
George Muir notes in his recent article in Passenger Transport that “if you listen to HS2’s objectors, you hear eight bad arguments against the project” and offers his account of why each of them is wrong. He states that HS2 objectors keep objecting, repeating the same objections over and over again; and the government ignores the objections and repeats its message over and over again.
As a supporter of HS2, George Muir takes each objection, looks at it, recognises any good points made, and tries to establish the facts around each argument. Read the article in full here: http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2013/12/hs2-and-the-dialogue-of-the-deaf/
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 »