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

Mayor urges Transport Secretary to award Hitachi multibillion-pound train contract

19th July 2018

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has called on Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP to award a £2.8billion […]

HS2 already delivering benefits to UK

19th July 2018

A report produced by outgoing HS2 Ltd Chairman, Sir David Higgins (HS2: Realising the potential), shows that the benefits of […]

Secretary of State appoints Sir Terry Morgan as new HS2 Ltd Chairman

16th July 2018

The Secretary of State Chris Grayling has appointed Sir Terry Morgan CBE as the new Chairman for HS2 Ltd. He […]

Up to £1.8 million to maximise benefits of HS2 for East Midlands

12th July 2018

East Midlands HS2 Partnership will receive funding to support the development of a new HS2 station at Toton. East Midlands HS2 Partnership […]

Building Britain’s bullet trains – Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail confirm joint venture for HS2 bid

10th July 2018

In a landmark day for the UK rail sector two international giants – that employ over 5,000 people in Britain […]

HS2 Ltd to undertake development works for electrification of the Midland Main Line

9th July 2018

HS2 Ltd has been asked by the Department for Transport to begin preparatory works for the future electrification of a […]

Leeds confirmed as site of HS2 eastern leg rolling stock depot

5th July 2018

The government has confirmed that the new HS2 rolling stock depot will be constructed in Leeds, driving forward local regeneration and creating up […]

CAF welcomes invite to join HS2 rolling stock contest

5th July 2018

CAF today welcomed an invite from HS2 Ltd to join the list of companies invited to participate in their procurement […]

HS2 launches plans for unprecedented ‘green corridor’ stretching alongside the railway

26th June 2018

HS2 set out plans to deliver a ‘green corridor’ consisting of new wildlife habitats, native woodlands and community spaces to […]

HS2 to hold community information events along the Phase 2b route

24th May 2018

Teams from HS2 Ltd will be visiting 30 locations along the Phase 2b route, between the West Midlands and Leeds; […]

Exploiting HS2 in the East Midlands

2nd May 2018

Maximising the potential of the HS2 in the East Midlands will be the sole focus of a new regional business […]

June conference to examine how HS2 will stimulate private sector investment and regeneration

6th April 2018

Leaders from the High Speed Rail Industry are holding their annual conference in Leeds on Tuesday 12 June. Taking place […]

£450,000 of HS2 government funding to deliver woodland hub for communities in heart of Buckinghamshire

9th March 2018

Plans for a new woodland hub with an adventure trail, café and parking for 600 visitors at Wendover Woods have […]

Transport Minister recognises Midlands as ‘heart of HS2’

27th February 2018

The HS2 minister, Nusrat Ghani, met with apprentices and businesses across the Midlands to see first-hand how they are already […]

Work under way on Phase One of HS2 a year on from Royal Assent

26th February 2018

Just one year after Her Majesty the Queen granted Royal Assent for Phase One of HS2, significant work is under […]

HS2’s gateway to London set for transformation as Lendlease wins Euston development role

23rd February 2018

HS2 has confirmed that the firm behind the 2012 Athletes’ Village and the new International Quarter, gateway to the Queen […]

UK’s number one rail recruiter hosts HS2 Skills Roundtable

15th February 2018

More action is needed between the supply chain and Government to futureproof the HS2 skills supply. This was the headline […]

RIA launches Meet the Bidder HS2 Rolling Stock Procurement Event

9th February 2018

In 2017, HS2 shortlisted five Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs – Alstom, Bombardier, Hitachi, Siemens and Talgo – to tender […]

HS2 reveals world-leading design firms for biggest station building programme since Victorian era

5th February 2018

HS2 names the architects, designers and engineers that will help transform Euston and deliver new stations in Birmingham, Solihull and […]

HS2 begins search for rail systems track and mechanical & electrical contractors

31st January 2018

Successful bidders will deliver the track and overhead catenary system works and the tunnel and lineside mechanical & electrical and […]

Community projects to benefit from £45 million of HS2 government funding

26th January 2018

Community projects along the new HS2 railway route will receive more than £245,000 as part of a £45 million pledge […]

Government, Midlands Connect & East Midlands Councils agree priorities to maximise the benefits of HS2 and improve Services on the Midland Main Line

16th January 2018

The partial opening of the East Midlands Hub Station in Toton, several years before HS2 arrives in 2033, is part […]