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Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could be submitted,...

HS2 vent shaft headhouse at Chalfont St Peter designed to fit into landscape

HS2 has published its final design for the Chalfont St Peter vent shaft headhouse – the first of four similar structures that will provide...

£3 billion masterplan for Arden Cross, alongside HS2 Birmingham Interchange station

A development consortium has announced a £3 billion plan to create a sustainable new business, leisure and residential destination and world leading economic hub...

HS2 contractors in London launch Empowering Communities

HS2 London contractors have launched a major social legacy programme called Empowering Communities, intended to benefit communities along the final part of the HS2...

Shapps appoints three non-executive directors to the HS2 board

As HS2 enters its construction phase and increases its activity and scale along the route and across the business, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has...

Electric forklift brings green benefits to HS2 construction site

As construction of HS2 gets underway, and the company sets out to do so in as sustainable a way as possible, main works civils...

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 and canopy.Removal...

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 the high-speed...

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 the huge...

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 new intercity trains for the open...

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 in Germany...

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 to...

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 built in...

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 the UK...

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 Michael Dyke...

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 incremental rail...

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.Four new contract opportunities...

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 honoured by...