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HS2’s Thame Valley Viaduct reaches halfway point

Construction of HS2’s pioneering Thame Valley Viaduct has now passed the halfway point, with 44 out of 72 customised pre-cast beams in position, 66 of the 70 piers installed, and work well underway on the deck that will support...

HS2 completes 3,130 tonne second Wendover Dean Viaduct deck slide

HS2 has revealed new timelapse footage showing the latest stage of a complex year-long project to slide almost half a kilometre of bridge deck into position, high above Buckinghamshire's Misbourne Valley. Over a 20 hour period last week, engineers working...

First Minister to lead Levenmouth opening

The return of rail services to Levenmouth for the first time in more than five decades will be celebrated with an official opening led by First Minister John Swinney. The First Minister confirmed the events during a preview visit to...

Key milestone for HS2 as half of tunnels completed

Construction of the giant network of tunnels for HS2 has now passed the halfway point, marking a significant milestone for Britain’s new high-speed line. HS2, which is at peak construction, supporting more than 31,000 jobs, has now completed excavation of...

Multi-million pound HS2 fund boosts hundreds of community projects

More than £16 million has been invested in community and business projects bordering HS2’s route, helping to drive the local economy, enhance the environment and boost wellbeing. New figures show that £2.56 million was allocated via the HS2 community and...

High Speed Rail Group publishes recommendations for Government post HS2 decisions

A comprehensive long-term strategy to develop the UK’s inter urban rail network is essential for future economic growth and achieving net zero, according to a new report from the High Speed Rail Group. Political figures on all sides are...

HS2 reveals first completed sections of Curzon Street station viaduct

HS2 has released new images of the first completed sections of the landmark viaduct that will bring high speed trains into Birmingham’s new Curzon Street station The completed sections mark the next step on the programme to build a series...

HS2 moves 1,100-tonne viaduct in weekend operation

HS2 has released timelapse and drone footage showing contractors moving a 1,100 tonne composite viaduct into place over two M42/M6 link roads in North Warwickshire. The 158-metre-long structure was moved into place in 13 hours using a specialist push-pull jacking...

North West rail improvements planned this early May bank holiday

Passengers travelling on the West Coast main line and North West rail routes are being advised to check before they travel ahead of important railway upgrades over the early May bank holiday. Network Rail is carrying out major projects between...

Great Central Railway reveals new design for next phase of ‘reunification’ project

The Great Central Railway is preparing to submit a planning application for it’s ambitious Reunification scheme. A new image has been released of the urban viaduct section, which will carry the line linking the two separate halves of the...

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Network Rail Property submits freight campus masterplan for Bow Goods Yard

Network Rail Property has submitted an outline masterplan to regenerate 30 acres of brownfield land at Bow Goods Yard,...