“I want to see women at the heart of major infrastructure projects like Crossrail and HS2.”
That was the battle cry of Rail Minister Claire Perry, during a visit to Farringdon station on June 23 to mark Women in Engineering day.
Female engineers from Transport for London, Network Rail and Crossrail joined Perry to promote career opportunities for women in the engineering industry. Only 6% of UK engineers are women.
This year also marks 100 years of women working in transport. Women first took on engineering roles constructing Waterloo Bridge during the First World War.