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

HS2 given the go-ahead

11th February 2020

The Prime Minister has given HS2 the green light. Boris Johnson has backed the plans, which will see the city […]

Reaction to HS2 announcement

11th February 2020

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to HS2, it is the fact that the project […]

HS2 – Oakervee Review is released

11th February 2020

The Department for Transport announced in August 2019 that Douglas Oakervee would chair an independent review of HS2. The review […]

First phase of HS2 set to get the go ahead

11th February 2020

The Prime Minister is expected to give HS2’s first phase the green light today. Boris Johnson is set to back […]

Manchester Mayor calls for NPR to take priority over HS2

10th February 2020

The Mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has called for the Government to prioritise the building the Northern Powerhouse […]

GB Railfreight calls on Government to follow through with ‘levelling up’ commitment and deliver HS2

27th January 2020

With the future of HS2 to be decided next month, GB Railfreight Managing Director John Smith is urging both Government […]

High Speed Two: A progress update

24th January 2020

Today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the High Speed Two railway is over budget and […]

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 […]