HS2 stories

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

Midlands Connect writes to Boris Johnson: any delay or downgrade of HS2 a “serious concern” and further leaks are “simply unacceptable”

20th January 2020

Midlands Connect Chairman Sir John Peace has today (Monday 20 January 2020) written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging […]

IWJS appointed by SCS JV to support HS2 area south enabling works

13th January 2020

IWJS, one of the UK’s leading providers of services to wastewater networks and part of M Group Services, has been […]

RIA responds to Lord Berkeley’s minority report on Review of HS2

7th January 2020

Lord Berkeley has published a minority report on HS2, providing his views on the scheme. Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of […]

Alternative HS2 review ignores scheme’s importance to the Midlands

6th January 2020

Responding to Lord Berkeley’s alternative HS2 review, reported in the media recently, Midlands Connect Director Maria Machancoses said: “Lord Berkeley’s […]

Avanti backs Cumbria Chamber of Commerce’s campaign for Cumbrian HS2 stops

13th December 2019

The new operator of the West Coast Main Line is backing our campaign to ensure that HS2 trains stop at […]

“HS2 needs a new name” says Railfuture

10th December 2019

Enter the Railfuture competition to propose a new name for HS2 which will convey why it is essential and win […]

FTA calls on government to secure the future of HS2

18th November 2019

Following uncertainty surrounding the review of HS2, FTA has called on government to secure the future of the high-speed railway […]

“HS2 should go ahead” according to leaked review

12th November 2019

The HS2 should go ahead to the full extent, according to the leaked Oakervee review seen by The Times. The […]

HS2 to streamline procurement process for civils sub-contractors

17th October 2019

Four of HS2 Ltd’s biggest contractors will introduce a standardized pre-qualification (PQ) system for subcontractors in a bid to streamline […]

The North and Midlands ‘must take control’ to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

16th October 2019

A report by the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 says the North and Midlands must take control of their […]

Queen’s Speech shows HS2 Phase 2 (West Mids-Crewe) is still on the agenda

14th October 2019

Document released alongside the Queen’s Speech today have revealed that the West Midlands to Crewe section of HS2 is still […]

Statement on HS2 eastern leg – TfN

7th October 2019

Following speculation that the eastern leg of HS2 to Leeds could be stopped as part of a review into the […]

HS2 Ltd’s approach to ancient woodlands during the Oakervee Review

4th October 2019

We have assessed 11 ancient woodlands, parts of which were due to be affected by preparations to build Britain’s new […]

Leader of Rotherham Council and Mayor of Doncaster call on Government to re-think HS2

30th September 2019

Cllr Chris Read and Mayor Ros Jones have met Douglas Oakervee, who is leading the HS2 review. They have restated […]

Green light for major project to attract investment in Solihull

18th September 2019

Plans to fund up to £20m for the UK Central Hub in Solihull alongside the HS2 development have been given […]

Nottinghamshire pupils inspired by HS2 design a railway for the future

18th September 2019

Pupils at Annesley Primary in Annesley Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, are among the first to take part in HS2 Ltd’s brand new […]

Transport Secretary acts on HS2 ancient woodland clearances during Oakervee review

18th September 2019

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has ordered that removals of ancient woodlands for HS2 be stopped during the […]

Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA joint venture awarded HS2 construction management contract for c. £1 billion Old Oak Common station

17th September 2019

The Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA HS2 joint venture today announces its formal contract award for the management of the construction […]

HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government and HS2 review by Midlands Connect

9th September 2019

There is a strong case for high speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham and […]

HS2 set for seven-year delay from original deadline

3rd September 2019

Statement from the Transport Secretary on 3rd September 2019 The Prime Minister and I have been clear about the potential […]

Derbyshire young people get insight into railway construction

23rd August 2019

In an interactive workshop run by HS2 Ltd, members of the Derbyshire BME Forum were tasked with taking on the […]

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 […]