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Prof Andrew McNaughton Named New Chair of International Railways Union’s Intercity and HS Forum

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Prof Andrew McNaughton New Chair of International Railway Union Intercity and HS Forum

Professor Andrew McNaughton, formerly HS2s technical director, has been appointed Chair of the International Railways Union (UIC) intercity and high speed rail forum. The Paris-based organisation is dedicated to develop a uniform, coherent railway network internationally to improve performance and encourage investment.

Prof McNaughtons selection is acknowledgement of his knowledge and expertise in high speed rail. He is the first Briton to be made Chair of the UIC.

 

Prof McNaughton said:

Im delighted and honoured to be appointed Chair for the UIC inter-city and high speed rail forum, which is where the worlds high speed rail experts meet to exchange best practice and develop new advances.
The forum covers all aspects high speed rail from technical and environmental to economic and city development.
My election underlines that HS2 is seen as having used knowledge gained from around the world and is now playing its full part in advancing it, the better to unlock all the potential economic and travel benefits of investing in this mode.
HS2 Ltds role in designing the UKs new high speed rail network has pushed forward the sectors understanding in a number of areas including integration of high speed rail with urban development and regeneration; environmental assessment and mitigation measures; and in the area of technical advancement delivering high reliability on what will be an intensively used high speed railway.

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