Rail industry welcomes Notice to Proceed for HS2
The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the voice of the UK rail supply community, has welcomed the 'Notice to Proceed' for HS2 to begin the main construction works.
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association, said: “In these difficult times, it is great news and a real boon to the UK railway industry that this ‘Notice to Proceed’ on HS2 has been announced. HS2 is a truly transformational project for UK plc, its national economy and connectivity, and gives a boost to the whole UK rail network, adding capacity to a number of key routes, benefiting towns, communities and cities across the whole country. It will also create thousands of jobs and spur investment, at a time when the UK will be looking at how it can recover economically from this Coronavirus outbreak – so the Railway Industry Association and rail suppliers around the UK greatly appreciate this exciting news.
“We now look forward to working with the Government, HS2 Ltd, and all those involved in this project as the main works begin.”