From: High Speed Rail: Vision into Reality, Tuesday 18th March 2014, Manchester
18 March 2014 Transport channel
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The IET, Parsons Brinckerhoff and HS2 Ltd are collaborating on a regional programme of knowledge dissemination on high speed rail across the UK. The programme provides a forum to discuss both 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 next event will be held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday 18th March 2014, and follows similar events in London and Birmingham held during 2013. Further events are planned in Leeds, the North East and Scotland for 2014.
High Speed Rail â€“ Vision into Reality â€“ Manchester is targeted at railway industry professionals, transport providers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), regional training organisations and larger regional business organisations.
The event will highlight the potential benefits high speed rail can bring to the Manchester region, and will focus on:
regional economic growth opportunities
sustainable platforms for signaling and communications systems,
training and employment challenges;
technical issues for integrating the proposed new railway with existing regional transport hubs.
It will also consider the specific challenges and technical issues relating to the delivery of a transport project of this magnitude overall, and to Manchester in particular.
Technical Director - Parsons Brinckerhoff