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Virtual reality brings hs2 station to life

In an innovative world-first, virtual reality, eye-tracking and emotion-sensing technology is being developed in combination and being used to develop how passengers will navigate...

HS2 begins work on UK’s longest rail viaduct

Work has started on the UK’s longest railway bridge, with ground engineers sinking the first of almost 300 piles that will form the foundations...

HS2 apprentice flies the flag for International Women’s Day

Nineteen-year-old Lisa-Marie from London is defying gender biases. As a civil engineering apprentice she was flying the flag for women and girls working in...

New West Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy lays out fast-track to regional recovery

The development of HS2 in the West Midlands will turbocharge the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as it brings forward 175,000 new jobs...

Reaction to HS2 Phase 2a gaining Royal Assent

HS2 Phase 2a (Birmingham - Crewe) has today reached Royal AssentReacting to this announcement, Maria Machancoses, director of Midlands Connect, said:“Today’s historic milestone will...

Webinar to showcase local job opportunities on HS2

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed railway, is hosting a virtual careers fair on Wednesday 24th February to showcase the jobs the project...

HS2 launches recruitment campaign to mark National Apprenticeship Week

‘Build the Future’ is the theme marking the 14th annual celebration of apprenticeships and HS2 is showing its support by recruiting more young talent...

HS2 reveals Chilterns ‘barn design’ vent shaft for Chalfont St Giles

HS2 has revealed the final design for the latest of its ‘barn design’ headhouses that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the ten-mile...

Xrail wins four-year maintenance contract on Spanish high-speed network

Xrail Group, the engineering solutions and services provider of engineering services from highly specialised consulting to turnkey project delivery, has won a four-year maintenance...

New health and safety passport for HS2 workers

HS2 is working with Midland-based Biosite to develop a new initiative that will boost health and safety and competency insight across the supply chainThe...

HS2 to plant 730,000 trees by Spring 2021

Specialist ecology teams from HS2 will plant over 300,000 trees across the Phase One route during the winter monthsThis will take the total number...

Network Rail joins HS2 skills, jobs and training pledge in London

Construction firms involved in the building of HS2, including Network Rail, have set out long-term plans so people in seven London boroughs will benefit...

HS2 offers work experience to 30 students

HS2 is helping to support students who have deferred their university place due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering them work...

HS2 wins award for bringing disabled into employment

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed railway, has won an award for its commitment to ensuring equality and transparency in its recruitment...

HS2 takes delivery of its first giant tunnelling machines

The first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used in the construction of HS2 have arrived in the UK.Built by Herrenknecht, a...

Northern firm delivers work for HS2

As many people call HS2 a ‘southern project’, benefitting Birmingham and London in its first phase, it is interesting to note that a firm...

Government support needed to get rail research institute built

Rail industry and civic leaders are urging the government to accelerate construction of an advanced rail Institute that would provide a “game-changing opportunity for...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art lifts and...