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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 […]

HS2 unearths new opportunities for trainee archaeologists

18th January 2019

A mum of 2 from Washwood Heath, a teenager with Asperger Syndrome and a 58-year-old who was out of work […]

First tower crane arrives as HS2 prepares to demolish Euston towers

15th January 2019

Work to transform Euston station and deliver extra capacity as part of the HS2 project took a very visible step […]

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, […]