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First step towards new HS2 station at Euston completed

Preparations at London Euston for the construction of HS2 have taken the next step with the demolition of the station’s western ramp...

HS2 reveals list of bidders for Curzon Street station

HS2 has revealed the names of the construction firms in the running to build Birmingham Curzon Street station – which will be...

Essay collection on high-speed rail published

A new essay collection has been published in which voices from the worlds of politics, business and industry have come together, advocating...

Hitachi Rails commences order for East Coast Trains

Five new Hitachi Class 803 trains for East Coast Trains has begun at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory. These...

Work on HS2 tunnel launch site proceeds

As work on HS2 gathers pace, excavation of the launch site for the two 2,000 tonne tunnel-boring machines – currently being manufactured...

Report promotes high-speed rail links to Scotland

As construction of the high-speed railway HS2 from London to Birmingham gets underway, the High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has called for...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

HS2 seeks tenders for signalling and traffic management systems

HS2 has begun its procurement process to determine which specialist contractor will deliver the state-of-the-art signalling and control systems that will allow...

New MD for Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture working on HS2

Balfour Beatty Vinci, the joint venture that is working as a main civil engineering contractor for HS2,  has announced the appointment of...

Manchester Piccadilly Super Hub to be at heart of new northern transport network, report states

Three rail experts have published a report that sets out the need to accelerate plans for a northern transport revolution and proposes...

HS2 opens procurement competition for suppliers of slab track.

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first trail systems procurement competition has commenced.

GWR names train after Captain Tom

Captain Tom Moore, the veteran who has raised more than £29 million for the NHS to mark his 100th birthday, has been...

HS2 issues Notices to Proceed

HS2 Ltd, the company charged with constructing Britain’s new high-speed rail network, has today issued Notices to Proceed (NtP) to the four...

France: TGV used to transport Coronavirus patients

A double-deck TGV high-speed train has been used to transport patients sick with Coronavirus from the eastern side of the country to...

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...