Prospects In The Railway

The Railway Industry is Expanding

Massive Growth in the UK Rail Industry

With the UK railways currently undergoing a transformation unlike anything seen in their history, there has never been a better time to start a career in the rail industry.

The £411 billion investment in infrastructure projects and programmes which started in 2015 is being driven by a growth in activity. Rail journeys on the 10,261 route miles of track in the UK has doubled in the past 20 years to around 3.2 billion a year, carrying 1.7 billion passengers and 110 million tonnes of freight whilst there is still significant future growth in freight and passenger traffic is expected.

“When we’re investing £70 billion in transport in this Parliament alone, we need a new generation of engineers, designers and construction professionals, as well as highly skilled people to operate the networks once they’re opened”. Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, August 2015.

High Speed 2 is a planned high-speed railway in the United Kingdom and is set to form the core of what will be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. HS2 alone will create around 25,000 jobs during construction

“Quite simply, the prospects for the industry are more exciting than they have been for generations” said Baroness Susan Kramer, the former minister of state for transport.



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