HS2 stories

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

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 […]

HS2 Ltd appoints Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

23rd July 2018

Richard Robinson joins HS2 Ltd as Chief Operating Officer from AECOM. Michael Bradley CB joins as Chief Financial Officer from […]

Yorkshire apprentices will take leading role in UK’s railway future

23rd July 2018

Graduates of the National College for High Speed Rail in Yorkshire are set to play a leading role in designing, […]

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 […]