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

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 […]

HS2 Ltd and TSSA sign recognition agreement

3rd May 2019

HS2 Ltd and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) have signed a ground-breaking recognition agreement. This represents the first time […]

New appointments made to strengthen HS2 Ltd board

12th April 2019

The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has today (12 April 2019) strengthened the board of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd with the appointments […]

HS2 completes biggest demolition challenge yet at site of new Old Oak Common tunnel crossover box

22nd March 2019

HS2 has cleared a key construction site close to the new Old Oak Common ‘super-hub’ station, as work to deliver […]

Mayor and Chair: HS2 foundation stone for northern rail

20th March 2019

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, and Allan Cook, Chair of HS2 Ltd, highlight the importance of HS2 in […]

West Midlands Rail Executive reveals striking new images of a future “world class” Birmingham Moor Street station as part of once-in-a-generation transformation plan

19th March 2019

Striking new images of a radical yet respectful transformation of Birmingham Moor Street station have been revealed by West Midlands […]

HS2 could provide green energy to hundreds of new homes

18th March 2019

In an innovative first, engineers developing the HS2 super-hub at Old Oak Common in north west London are proposing plans […]

Euston works step up a gear as HS2 Ltd signs Construction Partner contract

11th March 2019

Photo credit: ozkirimli / Shutterstock.com HS2 Ltd and a Mace/Dragados team today signed contracts to deliver the high speed rail […]

250 HS2 apprentices on track for success

4th March 2019

HS2 Ltd is now recruiting new apprentices to help build the new high-speed railway. The next generation of engineers, project […]

HS2 set to boost opportunities for businesses in Scotland

1st March 2019

Businesses in Scotland are already benefiting from contracts with HS2, and more are being encouraged to get on board with […]

HS2 supports unemployed people back into work

27th February 2019

HS2’s drive to upskill a new generation of workers to design and deliver Britain’s new railway has now supported over […]

Willesden’s landmark yellow cranes make way for new HS2 Rail Logistics Hub

25th February 2019

Three huge disused yellow container cranes at Willesden, west London have been removed to make way for a major new […]

First look at HS2’s Washwood Heath depot site

22nd February 2019

Ahead of HS2 Ltd beginning construction of a train maintenance depot in Washwood Heath, demolition of a former railway works […]

Cushman & Wakefield awarded Leeds Station and South Bank mandate

20th February 2019

Leeds City Council (LCC) and LCR (formerly London & Continental Railways) have appointed real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, […]

Cheshire East launches consultation on HS2 related development

19th February 2019

Cheshire East Council is moving forward with plans for the arrival of HS2 by launching a six-week consultation on the […]

Business booms for Leeds-based company thanks to HS2 contracts

18th February 2019

Leeds-based Soil Engineering Ltd has reported a 35% growth in business in just 4 years thanks to the role it […]

Leeds Key to the North backing for HS2 and station ambitions

13th February 2019

Image credit: Leeds City Council The 12th February marked a significant milestone for Leeds Key to the North which has […]

Summit held to maximise East Midlands benefits from HS2

12th February 2019

Transport Minister, Nusrat Ghani, and HS2 Ltd Chair, Allan Cook, recently met with leaders from across the East Midlands to […]

Rail Minister reiterates northern benefits of HS2

11th February 2019

The Department for Transport’s commitment to the full HS2 network remains undiminished, Rail Minister Andrew Jones said today (11 February […]

HS2 confirms London Euston and Old Oak Common construction teams

6th February 2019

HS2 today named the construction teams that will be awarded contracts to deliver the project’s London terminus and its west […]

HS2 reveals Old Oak Common station designs as work ramps up on west London super-hub

5th February 2019

HS2 today unveiled the latest designs for Old Oak Common, as HS2 minister, Nusrat Ghani, visited the construction site to […]

Party leaders urged to publicly commit to completion of HS2 Phase Two

24th January 2019

West Midlands transport bosses are among more than 40 prominent figures to have signed an open letter calling on party leaders to […]