The 'once-in-a-generation' investment in both HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail to be delivered together has the ability to transform connectivity across the UK, and leaders in the North demand that the projects become a reality.
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For our next Women Inspiring Rail instalment, Amanda White, former Head of Rail at Transport for Greater Manchester and now an independent rail advisor, discusses how she is fascinated with the complex technical, operational and human factors that keep rail services running - or what she likes to call, 'the…
There is a strong case for high-speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Leeds via the East Midlands Hub station at Toton, more than halving journey times and boosting the economy by at least £1.4 billion.
Has the HS2 project become a "shambles from a London-obsessed Government and a monumental failure for the North"?
New campaign, Connecting Britain, backed by business and political leaders, says a green light on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail is critical to the long-term success of the north of the UK.
Eight women from the West Midlands have secured jobs or received employment offers within the construction sector, supporting the delivery of HS2, thanks to a pilot work experience programme.
Dubbed the ‘sugar cube’, the eye-catching building will be the first major structure to be built at Euston for HS2, and will contain a substation, electrical equipment as well as a vent shaft for the Northern line.
In a UK-first, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed rail network is using augmented reality to train the staff who will eventually run the Old Oak Common ‘super hub’ – set to be one of the UK’s busiest and best-connected stations.
Women Inspiring Rail: A Q&A with Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College for High Speed Rail
For the latest instalment in Global Railway Review’s Women Inspiring Rail series, we spoke to Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), who tells us it is not just diversity among employees that needs to change, but the training frameworks too.
The new Integrated Rail Plan for the future of the UK’s Sheffield City Region's rail network will lead to improved capacity, reliability, affordability and journey times for communities and businesses across the region.
The service will run every three minutes, gets to Birmingham Airport in six minutes and provides transport for 2,100 passengers per hour.
The UK government is to contribute £11 million to create the Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration (IHSRSI) at the University of Leeds – a world-class high-speed rail research facility which is hoped will revolutionise the way new railway systems are invented, developed and brought into service.