HS2 welcomes planning approval for Washwood Heath Depot near Birmingham

Today , Birmingham City Council granted Schedule 17 approval under the HS2 Phase One Act 2017, for HS2’s Washwood Heath Depot, north-east of Birmingham city centre. This is where HS2 trains will be maintained, serviced and stored when not...

HS2 celebrates as longest tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns

HS2 Ltd today confirmed that ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’, the two giant tunnelling machines excavating the high speed rail project’s longest tunnels, have passed the halfway point on their 10 mile journey under the Chilterns. The enormous 2,000 tonne machines have...

HS2 completes foundation work for UK’s longest railway bridge

The last of 292 concrete piles that will form the foundations for the UK’s longest railway bridge were installed this week at the site of HS2’s Colne Valley Viaduct, marking a successful end to the first phase of the...

HS2 fast-track employment scheme helps Bucks and Northants locals

HS2’s construction partner, Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB), is launching an employment scheme to help local people who are out of work develop new skills and progress into paid employment. The first training programme aims to upskill...

HS2’s first Birmingham viaduct pier completed

HS2 has completed the first giant V-shaped pier for the 300 metres long viaduct that will bring high speed trains into the new Curzon Street Station. The five-metre-tall structure is the first pier to be installed for the ‘Curzon No....

HS2 hits another apprenticeship milestone

HS2 is celebrating another major milestone, with over 1,000 apprentice starts now confirmed on the project. The total number of new starters has reached 1,126, putting the company on track to smash its target of creating 2,000 apprenticeships. In September 2020...

HS2 Minister takes a stroll on UK’s longest railway bridge

HS2 minister Huw Merriman yesterday became the first person to officially walk on top of the UK’s longest railway bridge, which is under construction at an HS2 site just outside London. The first 480 metres of the Colne Valley Viaduct...

New year, new career on HS2

Ten formerly unemployed London residents are starting the new year having secured full-time jobs helping to build HS2. Their achievements were marked at a celebratory event in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, Westminster City Hall, after all ten candidates graduated from...

From office cleaner to HS2 site engineer in just a year

An aspiring engineer from Nigeria is climbing the career ladder and helping to build Britain’s new railway after being handed a one-off opportunity by Bachy Soletanche, a specialist geotechnics contractor working on HS2, with Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering. In just...

Final call for HS2’s 2023 Graduate training programme

Talented graduates have just two weeks left to apply for one of 40 places on HS2 Ltd’s coveted two-year graduate training programme, which begins in September 2023. With a two-decade long construction programme ahead, HS2 Ltd, the company building Britain’s...

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