Could Britain cope without high-speed rail?

In its report ‘Great Britain: connected or not?’ the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group shares its view of the country’s future if plans to roll out HS2 are scrapped

Railtex 13Railtex 2013, the UK’s premier rail event, will be welcoming visitors next week at Earls Court exhibition centre in London. Running from 30 April to 2 May, this will be the eleventh of these popular exhibitions, providing a technology showcase for customers in the domestic rail market and an opportunity for the UK-based suppliers to present their capabilities to a wider international audience.

IRISBernard Kaufmann, general manager of the International Railway Industry Standard, explains the scheme and how it is successfully evaluating suppliers to the railway

As part of Transport for London’s £10bn Investment Programme, the East London Line is being extended and will open in May as the East London Railway

Tony Collins, chief executive, and Chris Gibb, chief operating officer at Virgin Trains, deliver Richard Branson’s vision for the future of rail travel at Virgin Trains

The European Railway Award 2010 has been presented to former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González for political achievements and to former Deutsche Bahn Board Member Roland Heinisch for technical achievements

RailNetEurope discusses simplifying and harmonising international rail transport for the benefit of the entire rail industry across Europe

The European Rail Research Advisory Council discusses its three-year rail research roadmapping project ERRAC ROADMAP

The Department for Transport answers Transport Business International’s questions about the Access for All scheme

Light rail must be the future, says Ian Brown, managing director, London Rail, Transport for London

Paul Martin, director general of The Railway Forum, shows us a vision of the rail station of 2030

From Brussels to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen by train

Charging lorries will benefit the environment, says the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies