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Southeastern is naming one of Britain’s high speed Javelin trains in honour of Dame Sarah Storey, 22 time Paralympic medallist. The Javelin fleet carried over...

High Speed 2 picks up steam

Any doubts that the Coalition Government had wavered in its support for HS2 were dispelled at the end of January. Secretary of State for Transport,...

Fast race for HS1

High Speed Rail is popular with the public. That’s the happy new year message from HS1. Over 25 million domestic passenger journeys have been made...

URS backs McNulty’s Value for Money Strategy

‘The rail industry has the opportunity for substantial further growth, building on the successes of the past fifteen years,’ said Sir Roy McNulty at...

High speed to Florence

The much-vaunted high-speed service between Milan and Naples in Italy got underway on April 28. Launched by independent operator NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori), the initial...

HS2 will build on Olympic success

Andy Milne spells out four reasons why the rail industry and Britain needs High Speed Two. As the surge of national optimism reached its crescendo...

High Speed won

Network Rail has retained the contract to maintain and operate High Speed 1 until 2025. HS1 Ltd, the owners of Britain’s first and only high...

Night mail from Paris

High speed mail trains could soon be operating between London and Paris carrying letters and express parcels overnight. A trial run, from Lyon Saint-Exupéry and Paris...

Oakervee heads HS2

Douglas Oakervee has been appointed as the new chair of HS2 Ltd. The move for Mr Oakervee caps a long and successful career working on...

Centro Urges High Speed Rail

Centro, the Midlands transport authority, has renewed calls for High Speed Two. The new fast rail link will help boost capacity on the region's railways. Says...

New focus on HS2

As campaigners against High Speed Two try to reverse the government’s decision a new report published by Passenger Focus and Network Rail spells out...

High Fives – How to Back HS2

High Speed Two is good news for the rail industry. However it is not a done deal. Despite cross party support its opponents are powerful...

HS2 Rail Project: The Greening of Great Britain

High Speed Two, linking Birmingham and London with Leeds and Manchester, will act as a rail motorway hosting trains direct from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle,...

Committee gives thumbs up for High Speed 2 rail

The Transport Select Committee has given a cautious backing for High Speed Two. The project has met considerable opposition mainly from people along the proposed...

New chairman for Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has appointed Nick Paul as chairman of its operating company, Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) plc. Mr Paul has previously headed the...