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Taziker Awarded a Major Contract on HS2

Multi-disciplinary engineering specialist, Taziker has been awarded a contract by VolkerStevin to support the delivery of HS2 on the construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct in Buckinghamshire. Taziker will be supplying, fabricating and installing the steel deck component of a...

HS2 and CECA announce Partnership Agreement

High Speed Two and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), the representative body for UK civil engineering, have signed a Partnership Agreement committing to work together to improve delivery practices and drive better performance by engaging the civil engineering...

Lonsdale Rail awarded £9m Paddington Square fit-out.

Mace has awarded Lonsdale Rail, part of the Michael Lonsdale Group, the MEPFC LUL fit-out for the Paddington Square development. Works will integrate London Underground's existing Bakerloo Line tube station at Paddington, with a new entrance underneath the Paddington Cube...

HS2 Archaeologists uncover nine centuries of local history in Buckinghamshire

Archaeologists working to prepare the UK for HS2, the new backbone of our national transport network, have begun unlocking almost 900 years of history at St Mary’s Church in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. The Old St Mary’s Church in Stoke Mandeville...

Heritage railway joins forces to build a locomotive for the future

The Severn Valley Railway has teamed up with the University of Birmingham and local start-up company, Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions, to work on a ground-breaking scheme. The Harrier HydroShunter project will see the UK’s first-ever conversion of a diesel...

HS2 joins forces with Digital Catapult to harness latest technologies for the project

HS2 is linking with Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre, to identify and secure the potential offered by emerging technologies such as 5G and machine learning. As part of a three-year framework agreement, HS2 will draw...

Sir Jonathan Thompson appointed to the Board of HS2 Ltd

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has appointed Sir Jon Thompson as a Non-Executive Director to the High Speed 2 (HS2) Limited Board. Sir Jon will represent Government’s interests on the board, as was recommended by the independent Oakervee Review of HS2. He brings strong...

HS2 contractor cuts single use plastic with recycled bottles for shoes

Align joint venture, HS2’s construction partner for the Chilterns Tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct, has taken an innovative step to reduce the use of single use plastic on its construction sites. Analysis of Align’s purchasing data showed that the joint...

Network Rail completes vital project to improve two Grantham railway bridges

Network Rail has completed a £2.7million project to upgrade two railway bridges in Grantham which carry the busy East Coast Main Line. The work to strengthen the bridges – spanning Barrowby Road and Springfield Road – will keep the railway...

Passengers urged to plan ahead as Network Rail carries out £80m railway upgrades over Early May Bank Holiday

Network Rail carrying out 620 upgrade projects worth £80m to improve railway for passengersPeople should continue to follow Government guidance around the use of public transport and minimise the number of journeys they make where possibleThose looking to travel...

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Rail industry supports Samaritans by getting active outdoors this summer

Rail staff encouraged tosign up to Samarathon, the charity’s annual virtual marathon, contributing rail industry volunteering initiative, Million Hour...