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HS2 train bidders show their cards

Bidders for the HS2 train contract have revealed computer-generated images of their proposed designs. Alstom, CAF, the Hitachi-Bombardier JV,...

HS2 – 9,000 jobs & counting

Enabling works for Britain's new high speed line have continued to pick up pace with HS2 revealing it now supports 9,000 jobs. 

MTR teams up with experienced high-speed operator for West Coast bid

Spanish state-owned operator Renfe has partnered with MTR for its West Coast Partnership bid. The new West Coast Partnership is a franchise which will combine the...

First shoots of HS2

Right now, across the country, thousands of people are starting work on HS2. After years of talk, preparatory work for Europe’s largest infrastructure programme...

New MD for HS2 JV

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has appointed Mark Davies as the managing director for its HS2 joint venture (JV). Mark Davies will take on the role...

New commissioner to oversee HS2 complaints

Margaret Thatcher's former private secretary has been appointed as an independent construction commissioner for HS2. Sir Mark Worthington, who has more than 20 years' experience...

HS2 appoints COO and CFO

A new chief operating officer (COO) and chief finance officer (CFO) have been appointed at HS2 Ltd. Richard Robinson joins HS2 as COO from AECOM,...

Crossrail chairman moves to HS2

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has appointed Sir Terry Morgan as the new HS2 chairman. Sir Terry has been the chair of Crossrail since 2009 and...

HS2 rolling stock depot to be built in Leeds

A site to the east of Leeds, not the previously announced village of Crofton, will be where HS2's eastern leg rolling stock depot will be...

NCHSR pens partnership with Alstom’s rail academy

The National College for High-Speed Rail (NCHSR) has established a partnership with Alstom's Academy for Rail in Widnes. The agreement will see NCHSR lead on...

First Eurostar e320 calls at Ashford International station en route to Paris

The first of Eurostar's new fleet of high-speed trains has called at Ashford International station. Arriving at 2.55pm on its way to Paris, the Eurostar...

Network Certification Body awarded HS2 contract

Network Certification Body (NCB), an independent subsidiary of Network Rail, has been awarded a £20 million contract with CERTIFER to provide independent assessment services for...

HS2 discovers sub-tropical coastline dating back 56 million years

HS2 investigators have discovered a sub-tropical coastline which dates back around 56 million years. The discovery of the previously unknown material was made 33m below the...

What it was like riding the first London-Amsterdam Eurostar

Long Eaton to Amsterdam and back. Few - if any - can say they’ve travelled the return journey of at least 600 miles from...

HS2 plans to be modified in support of high-speed service to Stoke-on-Trent

A high-speed service could be becoming to Stoke-on-Trent after transport secretary Chris Grayling backed plans to extend a key platform at Crewe station. HS2 Phase...

Accelerating the high-speed skills search

It is a well-documented, industry-wide issue and if it’s not tackled, the ramifications could be huge. The engineering and higher-level skills gap needs no introduction....

University of Birmingham professor joins HS2

Railway systems professor Clive Roberts, of the University of Birmingham, has joined HS2. Clive will lead HS2's digital connectivity workstream to maximise the benefits from the...

Meet the HS2 innovators who want to introduce non-rail sector ideas

Pizza boxes piled in a corner, eyes fixed to laptop screens and sugary foods scattered around the room. It might sound like a student’s...