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Finding the people to make HS2 happen

Every time I walk into work, I notice Birmingham is in the midst of a renaissance. Not a month goes by without a new...

New role for HS2’s first official employee

Technical director Andrew McNaughton will become HS2's new strategic technical adviser in the new year. The part-time role will see Andrew provide strategic advice and assurance...

East Midlands drafts rail masterplan

Stewart Thorpe attended the Rail Forum East Midlands (RFEM) annual conference to get a flavour of the region's big plans   It might be overshadowed by...

HS2 appoints former BT, MoJ and Post Office HR director

HS2 Ltd has appointed a new human resources director. Neil Hayward has previously held senior roles in human resources working for BT, the Ministry of...

HS2’s chief financial officer to step down

The chief financial officer for HS2 Ltd has announced he is to leave the company at the end of this financial year. In a statement...

National College for High Speed Rail officially launches

The National College for High Speed Rail has officially opened its doors following ceremonies at its Doncaster and Birmingham campuses. Yesterday two of HS2's greatest...

HS2 under the microscope

On a single day in July, more than 100 documents relating to HS2 were published on the Department for Transport’s website - not so...

Conservation work begins in Warwickshire in preparation for HS2

Wildlife habitats are being built in Warwickshire in preparation for Hs2. Work at Finham Brook, Kenilworth, will begin in August with six new ponds being...

Maynard urges HS2 cheerleaders

Making his first speech since being appointed HS2 minister, Paul Maynard says the high-speed line is no longer a pipe dream. Phase 1 has...

HS2 – What happens next?

Royal assent represented the final piece of a complex legislative puzzle for Phase One of HS2. The announcement came as no surprise in the...

Curzon plan brings HS2 boom to Birmingham

Birmingham has unveiled ambitious plans to maximise the benefits of HS2. City leaders have launched the Curzon Investment Plan, a 30 year strategy to...

Simon Kirby resigns as chief executive of High Speed 2

HS2 Ltd, the company charged with designing and building the UK’s new high-speed rail network, has made two major announcements today. The first is the...

High Speed Skills

The opening of HS2’s headquarters in Birmingham last month was another important date in the project’s long, and at times difficult, timeline. Birmingham is at...

John Evans appointed as HS2 college chief executive

FirstGroup HR director John Evans has been appointed as the chief executive of the UK's National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR). Evans, whose 25-year career...

Very modern railways

You are a passenger at London Euston in 2035 about to make the hour-long journey to Manchester. An alert on your 20th generation iWatch...

HS2 appoints chair of Design Panel

HS2 has appointed Sadie Morgan, founder of dRMM Architects, as the head of design for the north-south high-speed rail project. Morgan will chair the HS2 Design Panel...

California high-speed dream becomes reality

California has finally broken ground on the USA’s very first high-speed railway following several years of political and legal wrangling. Like HS2, the California High-Speed...

Crossrail of the North

HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins has urged the creation of a new east-west rail link between the two prongs of Britain’s future Y-shaped high-speed rail network. The conclusions of...