HS2 stories

Keep up to date with all the latest news on High Speed 2 (HS2)

Government announces independent review into HS2 programme

21st August 2019

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (Wednesday 21 August 2019) published the terms of reference and timetable for an […]

MAG and HS2 see high speed link to the North as key for a connected, global Britain

12th August 2019

Charlie Cornish, CEO of Manchester Airports Group (MAG), met on Friday with HS2 Ltd CEO, Mark Thurston, at Manchester Airport […]

HS2 pioneers augmented reality for rail super hub of the future

8th August 2019

The pioneering project sees HS2 Ltd partner with high-tech S.M.E., PAULEY; the National College for High Speed Rail; and Inventya. […]

Major demolition milestone at HS2’s Old Oak Common site as Great Western sheds cleared

29th July 2019

HS2 has completed the clearance of the former Great Western Railway sheds at Old Oak Common as work continues to […]

MPs HS2 vote sends strong message to new PM – get on and deliver HS2 all the way

17th July 2019

MPs voted overwhelmingly to pass the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill through the Report Stage of parliament, […]

HS2 reveals designs for Automated People Mover

16th July 2019

HS2 today unveiled the visuals for its new people mover at the first of a series of events to share […]

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders – “Why Britain needs HS2”

11th July 2019

Our latest report “Why Britain Needs HS2” is part of a submission to the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review. The report […]

Contract to deliver HS2’s green corridor boosts business in Lincolnshire

3rd July 2019

Lincolnshire business Crowder’s Nurseries is already benefiting from its contract with HS2 – Britain’s largest infrastructure project – to supply […]

Future face of engineering at HS2 revealed

21st June 2019

HS2 Ltd marks International Women in Engineering Day with new video. Initiatives launched to encourage more women into engineering. Recognised […]

Local government leaders from across the North write to the candidates for PM

18th June 2019

Local government leaders from across the North of England have written to candidates in the Conservative Party leadership contest urging […]

Buckingham Group Contracting appointed to deliver Chipping Warden relief road

17th June 2019

Buckingham Group has been appointed to complete a package of traffic improvement schemes in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, including the completion […]

Talgo confirms AVRIL as the basis of its HS2 bid

11th June 2019

Very-high-speed rail manufacturer, Talgo, has confirmed that AVRIL, its latest generation rolling stock platform, is the basis for the company’s […]

Former BHS warehouse makes way for new HS2 station

10th June 2019

Photo credit: GOV.UK and HS2 The images highlight the scale of the new mega-station, whose 400 metre platforms and concourse […]

CAF unveils bid to supply Oaris trains to HS2

10th June 2019

CAF believes its high-speed Oaris trains would help deliver a world-renowned rail system for the UK’s revolutionary HS2 project, as it announced its bid to […]

Cheshire East acknowledges latest consultation from HS2

7th June 2019

Cheshire East acknowledges latest consultation from HS2Cheshire East Council has acknowledged the announcement from HS2 Ltd that they will consult, […]

Alstom unveils proposed HS2 train design

6th June 2019

Alstom has unveiled its proposed design for HS2 Ltd. The train is designed to meet all of HS2 Ltd’s requirements […]

HS2: Hitachi and Bombardier bid to build trains

5th June 2019

Two UK-based rail giants are submitting a ‘Great British’ train proposal to High Speed Two (HS2) that would be the […]

Birmingham Airport and HS2 Ltd share plans to improve air and rail connectivity

3rd June 2019

The Chairs of both Birmingham Airport and HS2 Ltd, as well as the CEO of Birmingham Airport, met to reaffirm […]

HS2 reaches 9,000 jobs

23rd May 2019

HS2 Ltd has confirmed that work on Britain’s new high speed railway is supporting 9,000 jobs around the country. The […]

HS2 Ltd opens new office in Manchester

16th May 2019

As work steps up to extend HS2 to both Leeds and Manchester, this reinforces HS2’s commitment to work with partners, […]

Mother Nature given helping hand by HS2’s Green Corridor

15th May 2019

Situated on the banks of the River Tame adjacent to a sewage works in Hams Hall, the 1.65 hectare (16,500 […]

Birmingham’s transformation as HS2’s work programme gathers pace

13th May 2019

As one of the most intensive construction sections along the 140 mile London to Birmingham section of the route, the […]