UK: Britain’s rail sector is in a state of flux. In Railway Gazette Group’s forthcoming interactive live broadcast on November 22, a panel of industry leaders will assess the outlook in the wake of the scrapping of the remaining legs of High Speed 2, ongoing pressure on day-to-day operating budgets, question marks over plans to establish Great British Railways as a ‘guiding mind’ for the industry and the uneven picture of devolution.
UK: High speed line project promoter HS2 Ltd says it is the first infrastructure company to be awarded Inclusive Environments Recognition certification at organisational level by the Construction Industry Council.
UK: The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport has published 10 points setting out what it would like to see following the cancellation of further phases of High Speed 2, which it was ‘deeply disappointed’ by.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to abandon the remaining phases of the High Speed 2 programme reflects the UK government’s growing antipathy to rail investment and equivocation about climate targets, leaving Britain’s railway without a clear plan for future expansion.