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Prof Andrew McNaughton, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd Technical Director and member of CSIC Steering Group appointed Chair of International Railways Union (UIC) inter-city and high-speed rail forum

last modified Feb 11, 2016 05:31 PM
Professor Andrew McNaughton, a member of the CSIC Steering Group and Technical Director of HS2, has been appointed Chair of the Paris-based International Railways Union (UIC) inter-city and high-speed rail forum. Professor McNaughton is the first Briton to hold the post.

May 15 newsletter Andrew M

Image: Professor Andrew McNaughton is first Briton to hold the post of Chair of the UIC inter-city and high speed rail forum

The appointment recognises Professor McNaughton’s expertise in the world of high-speed rail. “I’m delighted and honoured to be appointed Chair for the UIC inter-city and high speed rail forum, which is where the world’s high speed rail experts meet to exchange best practice and develop new advances,” said Professor McNaughton.

“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.”