Press release

Presentations from High Speed Rail ‘Vision into reality’ technical seminar in Manchester now available for online viewing at IET.TV

04 April 2014

Speaker presentations from the High Speed Rail ‘Vision into reality’ seminar held in Manchester last month are now available for viewing on the IET.TV web site.

These videos outline the implications of HS2 for the North West, and how it will bring economic benefits to the region. The presentations PDFs are available to download on the IET MyCommunity platform.

The presentations are part of a regional programme on HS2 to discuss the technical solutions, challenges and innovations being developed for the project, and the broader benefits to the regions in terms of increased capacity, connectivity and economic growth. 

The Manchester event – and previous ones in London and Birmingham – was organised by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Parsons Brinckerhoff and HS2 Ltd.  Led by Chairperson, Peter Shepherd, Chair of the IET Transport Sector, the event included presentations and discussions with senior management from HS2, regional businesses and regional transport bodies, along with senior project engineers from Parsons Brinckerhoff.

HS2 speakers included: Ian Jordan, Phase 2 Director; Tim Smart, Director of International HSR & Head of Engineering & Operations; Amanda White, Senior Route Engineer (North West); and Tom Williamson, Traction & Rolling Stock Engineer.

Other speakers included: Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM); Clive Memmott, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce; Clive Woods, Programme Manager for Network Rail; Dave Newton, Director of Strategy for TfGM; and Alberic du Chene, Project Manager for Vinci Construction Grand Projects.

Speakers from Parsons Brinckerhoff included: Andrew Shepherd, Project Director for HS2; Martin Lax, Project Director for TfGM activities; and Tom Palfreyman, Engineering Manager, Railway Electrification & Traction Power.

Further events are planned for the summer in Derby and Leeds.

Media enquiries to:

Katie Stanton
Communications Executive

Tel: +44(0)1438 765608
Mob: +44(0)7738 713867
Email: kstanton@theiet.org

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