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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.

The lectures and presentations from the London and Manchester events are available on IET.tv and you can now view the presentations from the Regional events, available on the right.

HS2 Case Studies

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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HS2: Vision into Reality

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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A Systems Engineering Approach to Delivering High Speed 2

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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High Speed Cooling
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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California High Speed Rail Passenger Experience Planning

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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.
 

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