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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...

Contracts let for HS2

Three contracts have been let for the next stage of High Speed 2, Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds. The contracts will provide preparatory engineering and...

European link for Birmingham

John McNicholas, chairman of Centro, wants to make sure the west Midlands is served by direct high speed rail services to Europe. McNicholas said the...

High Speed recruitment essential

Andy Ridout, managing director of specialist railway recruitment company advance-TRS, has backed HS2. Recent government undertakings to extend High Speed 2 through to Manchester and...

Every picture tells a storey

Southeastern is naming one of Britain’s high speed Javelin trains in honour of Dame Sarah Storey, 22 time Paralympic medallist. The Javelin fleet carried over...

High Speed 2 picks up steam

Any doubts that the Coalition Government had wavered in its support for HS2 were dispelled at the end of January. Secretary of State for Transport,...

Fast race for HS1

High Speed Rail is popular with the public. That’s the happy new year message from HS1. Over 25 million domestic passenger journeys have been made...

URS backs McNulty’s Value for Money Strategy

‘The rail industry has the opportunity for substantial further growth, building on the successes of the past fifteen years,’ said Sir Roy McNulty at...

High speed to Florence

The much-vaunted high-speed service between Milan and Naples in Italy got underway on April 28. Launched by independent operator NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori), the initial...

HS2 will build on Olympic success

Andy Milne spells out four reasons why the rail industry and Britain needs High Speed Two. As the surge of national optimism reached its crescendo...

High Speed won

Network Rail has retained the contract to maintain and operate High Speed 1 until 2025. HS1 Ltd, the owners of Britain’s first and only high...