The National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) has officially opened its Birmingham campus.
It comes days after its Doncaster campus opened its doors, heralding a new era in technical education and training.
The NCHSR will ensure the UK has a workforce with the skills to not only deliver HS2 and other major infrastructure projects, but also become the pioneers of the country’s new high speed rail industry.
Both buildings are fitted-out with the latest cutting-edge technology, including nearly 900 metres of rail donated by British Steel – 200 metres in Birmingham and 700 metres in Doncaster.
The students will hone their skills on the rail and John Austin, British Steel Key Account Manager (Rail), said: “It was fantastic to see the Birmingham campus open this week.
“High speed rail will transform this country’s rail network and it’s vital we’ve hundreds of highly-skilled engineers who can maintain and install the rail. Like the Doncaster college, the Birmingham campus is a stunning facility that will provide students with a first class learning and training environment.
“It’s been great to work alongside the NCHSR and we look forward to supporting the college, and the students, in the months and years ahead.”