News Articles

Mind the Skill Gap (read article), Rail Professional, April 2012

Skills shortage threat to £25bn rail investment plans (read article), Railnews, 20 January 2013

Forecasting the Skills Challenge (read report), NSARE, January 2013

Mega-projects Crossrail and HS2 facing cost hike on skills gap (read article), The Independent,  29 July 2013

Minding the skills gap: careers in rail (read article), The Engineer, 11 November 2013

First new college in 20 years to support development of High Speed 2 (read press release),, 14 January 2014

Addressing the STEM skills-gap challenge (read article), The Telegraph, 5 March 2014

Recruitment: Rail skills competition (read article), New Civil Engineer, 13 May 2014

Why Aren’t Women Interested in Rail? (read article) Huffington Post, 24 July 2014

Universities need to talk to industry to tackle skills shortage (read article) The Telegraph, 31 July 2014

New University Technical College sponsored by rail companies (read article), RTM, 6 August 2014

YRP’s recommended reading list

Contains a selection of essential recommended books

House of Commons Library – Railways

House of Commons Library – Railways. Includes many standard briefing notes giving a good introduction to the railways themselves, HS2, Rolling Stock, Franchising Policy, ERTMS, Subsidy, Fares, EU policy, Electrification, etc. A great starting point to find out about a new area or introduce someone new to the industry.



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