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05.11.13

HS2 conference ‘gearing up’ UK business

The High speed rail supply chain conference is taking place today in Birmingham, to let companies know how they can get involved. There are over £10bn worth of contracts available for suppliers in helping to build HS2.

The conference is the first of a series of events to let businesses know how to compete for these contracts.

Beth West, HS2 Ltd, commercial director said: “HS2 will bring enormous benefits for the UK in terms of freeing-up capacity on the railways and connecting up our biggest cities. It will also act as an engine for economic growth through regeneration around the new stations, job creation and the multi-billion pound supply chain. The conference is an important step in gearing up UK PLC for the business opportunities to come from this massive infrastructure project.”

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Today’s conference is a fantastic opportunity for businesses from across the UK to find out more about how they can be part of building HS2 in Britain.

“The new north south railway will revolutionise travel in the UK, providing desperately needed capacity. It will also bring jobs and growth to communities across the country for generations to come.”

For a full report on the event, see the next edition of Rail Technology Magazine.

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtehcnologymagazine.com

Image c. HS2 Ltd

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