HS2 and the IET

The IET Transport Sector, Parsons Brinckerhoff and HS2 Ltd are collaborating on a programme of knowledge dissemination related to the rail system design of the proposed new UK high speed railway line – HS2. The collaboration aims to share the technical knowledge, innovations and challenges of delivering a large scale transport project.

HS2: Vision into Reality

Engineering Britain’s second high speed rail network will strengthen the regional economies and make a huge contribution to creating the world-class transport infrastructure this country needs. Building on the success of the London to Channel Tunnel Rail Link, HS2 heralds significant investment in Britain’s rail network over the next 20 years. It will be one of the largest and most ambitious transport engineering projects ever undertaken in the UK....

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Systems Engineering Approach to Delivering High Speed 2

The cost and business benefits of a project such as HS2 are clearly influenced by how well it is designed, built and delivers what is expected. But ultimately to deliver these benefits with cost and programme certainty, it has been essential to introduce a systems engineering approach...

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High Speed Cooling

A common consideration for all new or extended railway projects is balancing the benefits that the railway brings with the impacts it will have on the surrounding environment. In rural locations the impacts may be dominated by visual or noise considerations. In city locations these considerations also exist, but perhaps more challenging constraints arise in the availability and cost of land...

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California High Speed Rail

High-speed rail (HSR) is not about the trains. The ultimate objective of a HSR project is to convince travellers to get out of their cars and off the airplane and to ride the train instead - taking full advantage of the potential HSR services can bring to a region’s economy. From the very beginning of development, a focus on passenger experience, convenience and comfort has been a key driver for the California high-speed rail program.

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HS2: Opportunities for the North
The North Yorkshire Network held this event on 7 June 2012. Steve Davies, Director of the National Railway Museum (NRM) opened the event. View speaker presentations below:

A Systems Engineering Approach - Andrew Shepherd
Local Connectivity - Martin Lax
The Passenger Experience - David Watts

HS2 – Revolutionising the railways: Building a connected Britain - Tim Smart
Setting the GM Transport Scene - Jon Lamonte
HS2 - The Passenger Experience - David Watson and Tom Williamson
HS2 and the North West - Ian Jordan
Better Connections - options for the integration of High Speed 2 - Clive Woods
Local Connectivity - Martin Lax
The Tours - Bordeaux High Speed Rail Concession 2011 - 2061 - Alberic du Chene
A System Engineering Approach to Delivering a Railway - Andrew Sheppherd
Designing an Efficient System for Powering High Speed Train Operation - Tom Palfreyman and Mark Howard

Developing HS2 for Great Britain - Andrew McNaughton
Stations are for People - Laura Kidd
Designing an Efficient System for Powering High Speed Train Operation - Tom Palfreyman
Rolling Stock and Maintenance - Tom Williamson
HS2: Setting the Scene - Mark Barrow

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