All aboard: HS2 is coming to London

Ahead of its arrival into the capital, the team leading the design and construction of Britain’s new railway, High Speed Two (HS2), is hitting the streets with a brand-new community roadshow. The roadshow team will visit towns and cities from...

HS2 retrofit technology cuts carbon and costs for whole construction industry

Successful retrofit trial on large Non-Road Mobile Machinery certified by the Energy Saving TrustThe trial on older vehicles showed emissions reduced to new vehicle standards, leading to better air quality on construction sitesGreen light for industry-wide roll-out will bring...

Major milestone as HS2 begins search for Phase 2b ground investigation contractors

Plans to extend Britain’s new high speed railway from the Midlands to the North took a giant leap forward this week as HS2 Ltd announced that it has begun the search for a team of specialist ground investigation contractors. The single framework...

HS2 hits 650 apprenticeships milestone

On the one-year anniversary of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, HS2 Ltd has announced that the project has reached another major milestone in its bid to build a lasting legacy of skills and education in the UK. Solihull resident, Danielle...

HS2 unveils eco-friendly vegetable oil fuel innovation during London Climate Action Week

UK first as eco-friendly Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuelled piling rig trialled on HS2 construction site in London.One of many green innovations on sites across the project, including hybrid and fully electric machinery, battery powered lighting, hydrogen power units...

Transport Secretary to give the go-ahead for start of permanent works on HS2’s west London ‘super-hub’ station

Construction of HS2’s Old Oak Common station will soon be underway as work to install the first permanent structure starts later today. Today HS2 Ltd will commence permanent works on its west London ‘superhub’ station - Old Oak Common....

Minister leads call for East Midlands businesses to bid for work on HS2

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson is hosting an online event for small and medium sized businesses in the East Midlands to demonstrate just how simple it is to register an interest in joining HS2’s supply chain. Construction of the first phase...

HS2 launches national vote to name Warwickshire Tunnel Boring Machine

The search starts today to find the name for the 2,000 tonne Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that will dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire.The British public are asked to choose from three shortlisted names nominated by people in...

HS2 launches Interchange Station construction contract opportunity

HS2 Ltd kicks off search for construction partner for the station at the heart of the UK’s new high speed rail network.1,000 jobs will be supported by the contract, worth up to £370m.Regeneration around the station will support 30,000...

HS2’s green tech innovations support city clean air drive

On the first day of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone HS2 Ltd outlines how the project’s new low-carbon technology will support Birmingham City Council’s objective to reduce pollution and improve air quality in the city. HS2 is going way beyond...