High Speed 2 (HS2) has been shown off as an exemplar project as British rail experts look to offer their expertise to developers of the V4 High Speed Rail project connecting Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) joined the Department for International Trade (DIT) to champion UK expertise in developing and delivering high speed rail projects at an event with Hungarian delegates in Budapest.
Among the major projects held up as shining examples of high speed rail success in the UK was HS2.
The V4 High Speed Rail project would connect Budapest, Bratislava, Brno and Warsaw, and travel at a top speed of more than 250 km/h.
The Hungarian government has allocated HUF 1.5bn (£4.1M) for a feasibility study into the route, which will be completed by the autumn.
Delegates from the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) included High Speed Rail Group HS2 phase 2b sponsor Stephen Clark, HS2 Ltd. head of economic and commercial analysis Andrew Rees and HS2 Ltd. benefits strategy and capability manager Bernadette Hurd.
HSRIL Director John Downer said: “We are so proud to be exporting British expertise in the high speed rail sector to Hungary and beyond.
“The V4 High Speed Rail project stands to be a very exciting HSR scheme, and so for HSRIL to give guidance on such a broad range of high speed rail topics is a testament to our members’ commitment to promoting HSR all across the world.”
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