High Speed 1

HS1 Ltd has the 30 year concession to own and operate High Speed 1, the UK’s first section of high speed rail, as well as the stations along the route: St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.

High Speed 1 is the rail line between St Pancras International in London and the Channel Tunnel and connects with the international high-speed routes between London and Paris, and London and Brussels.

In July 2017 HS1 Ltd was acquired by a consortium comprising of funds advised and managed by InfraRed Capital Partners Limited and Equitix Investment Management Limited.

The use of the high-speed route by both international and domestic traffic, has created technical boundaries, interfaces and interdependencies to manage and this is achieved through contractual relationships with a large number of stakeholders, including regulators, customers, operators, suppliers and other entities.

Network Rail (High Speed) is our contractor for maintaining and operating the railway infrastructure and three of our stations, St Pancras International, Stratford International and Ebbsfleet International
Train operating companies offer services to passengers on the railway
HS1 Ltd’s railway infrastructure has physical connections with Eurotunnel, the DBS freight depot at Dollands Moor and the Network Rail classic railway at Ashford, Ebbsfleet, Ripple Lane and domestic lines north of London.

  • We are supporting the Big Rail Diversity Challenge and Women in Rail because: We have a very diverse workforce… 49% of our employees are women, 60% exec team are female. High level of ethnicity. We reflect our customers and we believe in the concept that the Big Rail Diversity Challenge promotes.