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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...

Higgins seeks speedier delivery of high-speed rail

In his first public turn as HS2 chairman, Sir David Higgins has said he wants to see HS2 taken to Crewe six years earlier...

Railway return for Curzon Street

A huge new station on a 350 acre site in central Birmingham has been proposed for HS2. Birmingham City Council aims to make Birmingham...

Liverpool urges HS2 link

The post-war modernisation of British Railways saw the introduction of ‘panel’ signal boxes covering many route miles on busy main lines. Stopping short at Manchester...

Higgins urges northern start

To drive down costs and speed up the delivery of HS2 the project should be started at Manchester and Leeds as a well as...

Chinese cheer for HS2

Chinese money could be used to fund HS2. China has built an extensive high speed network and is looking to expand overseas. Says Chinese premier,...

Rail chiefs unite to back HS2

In a cheering display of seasonal unity major figures in the railways have lined up to back High Speed Two. The festive fanfare came...

Creative for Eurostar

Christopher Jenner takes up the newly created role of Creative Director at Eurostar. The job will emphasise the importance of creative design in new...

History Channel for High Speed Two

The debate over High Speed Two goes right to the heart of the quandary the UK finds herself in 13 years in to the...

High-speed chair for Higgins

Sir David Higgins has moved quickly to diffuse political tension surrounding high Speed 2 just days after his appointment as chairman of hS2 Ltd...

HS2 – sound survey

HS2 Ltd plans to use new technology to cut the noise of high speed trains on the line. Over two thirds of the line’s surface...

Hollingsworth heads Eurostar

Eurostar International has appointed Clare Hollingsworth as chairman. Clare will succeed Richard Brown who steps down at the end of June. Clare Hollingsworth joined the...

Sochi 1520

Sochi, on Russia’s Black Sea coast will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. David Shirres went to the International Rail Business Forum in the...

Make the link

Greengauge 21, which campaigns for High Speed Two, has published a report urging a better link between HS2 and HS1 to address domestic demand. Says...

New proposals for Euston

New proposals for Euston Station, southern terminus of High Speed Two, worked out by the innovative design team at HS2 Ltd will save time...

Round one to High Speed 2

HS2 Ltd has opened a Birmingham office to co-ordinate operations. In nine out of ten challenges the courts found for the scheme. The tenth...