UK high-speed rail looks to composites


Engineers responsible for designing Britain's new high-speed railway (HS2), potentially linking London with cities as far north as Glasgow and Edinburgh, have started investigating how fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite materials could play a key role in building the network.

During a two-day visit to the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK, earlier this year, the team led by High Speed Two (HS2) Limited's (London) Professor Andrew McNaughton explored the opportunities of how to generate significant cost savings for HS2 through the potential use of advanced composite materials.
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