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

HS2 raises the bar on emissions standards

14th January 2019

HS2 is using its scale as the UK’s biggest and most ambitious infrastructure project to set a new benchmark in […]

Choose your connection at The National College for High Speed Rail’s open days

10th January 2019

The National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster is hosting an Open Day this January to give future students […]

Minister listens to Chamber’s plea for HS2 stops

7th December 2018

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce has held “positive and constructive” talks with the Minister for HS2 to call for high-speed trains […]

Combined Authority Investment Committee backs development of new £39 million High Speed Rail Institute

5th December 2018

Plans to develop Phase 1 of a world-leading Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration in Leeds took a […]

Crossrail and HS2 Chairman steps down

5th December 2018

The Transport Secretary and Mayor of London have accepted the resignation of Sir Terry Morgan as Chairman of Crossrail Ltd. […]

HS2 kicks off hunt for Birmingham Curzon Street construction teams

19th November 2018

The arrival of HS2 in 2026 is expected to help transform the city centre and unlock up to 36,000 jobs […]

WSP moves 700 staff into new £7 million Birmingham headquarters

6th November 2018

Global engineering consultancy, WSP, has moved 700 staff into its new Birmingham headquarters in the city’s iconic Mailbox building following […]

HS2 begins archaeology work exploring over 10,000 years of British history

29th October 2018

As part of HS2’s enabling works, over the next 2 years, more than 1,000 archaeologists, specialists, scientists and conservators from […]

Consultation launched over 30 year Rail Investment Strategy

23rd October 2018

A draft strategy to revolutionise rail services across the West Midlands over the next three decades has been unveiled. The […]

Rolling stock exhibitors on route to Railtex 2019

23rd October 2018

Some of the world’s biggest and most respected rolling stock manufacturers have confirmed their appearances at next year’s Railtex 2019, […]

HS2 Partnership can deliver on ‘once in a generation’ opportunity for Notts economy

19th October 2018

The company behind some of the country’s most successful transport-related regeneration projects is being lined up to work with Nottinghamshire […]

HS2 launches public consultations on plans to extend the railway north

15th October 2018

Plans for the development of Britain’s new high speed railway between the Midlands and the North have moved a step […]

HS2 reveals design vision for new stations in Birmingham and Solihull

9th October 2018

HS2 will release images for two of its brand new stations, marking a significant milestone for the programme, cementing the […]

First look at HS2’s Euston tunnel portal site

4th October 2018

HS2 completes the demolition of the former carriage sheds at Euston station, revealing the site of the approach tunnels for […]

HS2 to support 15,000 jobs by 2020

19th September 2018

A whole generation of engineers, designers, architects and geologists will benefit from the construction of the new high speed railway […]

Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation open new HS2 development centre in Birmingham

13th September 2018

Two British-based global rail giants are opening up a new High Speed 2 bid centre in Birmingham to develop their […]

HS2 Phase Two Managing Director to leave company

3rd September 2018

HS2 Ltd has announced that Paul Griffiths, the Managing Director for Phase Two of the project, is to leave the […]

Consortium to develop Sheffield Station masterplan

19th August 2018

A consortium of world-class architects and engineers will develop a new masterplan for Sheffield Midland Railway Station, transforming it in […]

Balfour Beatty VINCI announces appointment of new MD for HS2 Joint Venture

10th August 2018

Balfour Beatty VINCI has announced the appointment of Mark Davies as Managing Director for its HS2 Joint Venture. Mark Davies […]

Powering HS2: Amey lands contract with key rail infrastructure project

9th August 2018

Leading public services provider, Amey, has been awarded a new construction contract to provide power for a part of the […]

Businesses are getting on their way to winning work on the largest civil engineering project in Europe

27th July 2018

Nearly 150 businesses representatives and jobseekers will attend an event in the West Midlands about how to supply or work […]

Sir Mark Worthington appointed as Independent HS2 Construction Commissioner

24th July 2018

The new HS2 Construction Commissioner will investigate unresolved disputes and provide independent advice on how to make a complaint. Sir […]