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High-speed railways provide an efficient mode of transport, but they are highly complex systems and must combine various elements if they are to operate successfully.

Our high-speed rail content explores projects currently under construction, projects at planning stages and how their vision is taking shape, the funding and financial issues around building new high-speed lines, the importance of understanding what passengers want from high-speed rail services, and how established high-speed lines can help boost economies.


Global Railway Review Issue 4 2023

27 November 2023 | By

Welcome to our Winter Issue of 2023! This year has been full of changes, challenges and new chances leading into 2024. From the U-turn announcement from the prime minister back at the start of October, to the mention of new rail policies and reforms in the King’s speech this month,…


The Giant HS2 u-turn

4 October 2023 | By

Following the Prime Minister’s speech at Conservative Party Conference, the High Speed Rail Group and other industry figures respond to the cuts announcement to the northern leg of HS2.


How digital twins drive better outcomes in rail

29 September 2023 | By

Discover how rail and transit organisations across the world are leveraging digital twins to work smarter, not harder, to help increase efficiency, improve reliability, mitigate risk and optimise costs.


RIA on HS2: We need more rail capacity, not less.

28 September 2023 | By

Responding to reports that the second phase of the HS2 scheme between Birmingham and Manchester may be abandoned, reviews by the Railway Industry Association (RIA) on the Department for Transport (DfT) data demonstrates that passenger numbers today are higher than in 2012, when HS2 was first approved. Numbers are returning…


Tracks to transformation: Unveiling the digital era in rail transport

29 August 2023 | By

Let’s discover how a seamlessly integrated rail industry will drive the future of mobility. During this session, we delved into the digitisation initiatives shaping the rail industry. Participants gained insights from Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the Dutch national operator, driving these advancements within its ecosystem. Additionally, we heard from Capgemini, a…