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Northern City Line closed on Sunday 9 October for further testing of digital signalling

Passengers intending to use the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate on Sunday 9 October are asked to plan ahead and check before they travel as work is taking place to further test digital signalling on the...

New business growth units start to take shape at Newbury station

Work has started on three new business growth units as the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Newbury station continues. The units will be located on the south side of the station and help to increase employment opportunities in the town. Great Western Railway...

HS2’s West Midlands contractor hits 100th apprentice milestone

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), HS2’s West Midlands construction partner, has reached its 100th apprentice milestone. BBV places a strong focus on recruiting and investing in people from the region, and 20 year-old Benjamin Richards-Moss, from West Bromwich, is among the latest...

Crewe MP urges local businesses to support HS2

Dr Kieran Mullan, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, has been given a tour of the preparatory works underway in readiness for the extension of the HS2 network between the West Midlands and Crewe. Dr Mullan was joined by South Cheshire...

HS2’s TBM ‘Dorothy’ begins journey to second bore site

Dramatic photos and video have captured the night-time transportation of HS2’s Long Itchington Wood Tunnel TBM’s giant cutterhead back to the tunnel’s north portal site in Warwickshire. After HS2’s first tunnel breakthrough by Tunnel Boring Machine ‘Dorothy’ at the south...

HS2 celebrates milestone in Chiltern grassland transformation

The transformation of HS2’s largest construction site into a haven for wildlife reached a major milestone this week with the millionth cubic metre of chalk laid out around the south portal of the Chiltern tunnel. The ambitious environmental project will...

HS2 helps build brand new Lichfield play park

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council in Staffordshire has refurbished Streethay Play Park using a £75,000 grant from HS2’s Community and Environment Fund (CEF), replacing equipment that has been installed on the 0.8-acre site for the last two decades. The play...

Reopened Whitechapel station heralded a triumph of design

The re-opening of the newly transformed Whitechapel Station, part of the new Elizabeth Line, has been called ‘a triumph of design and build’ by the Director for Rail at BakerHicks, the design, engineering and project delivery firm which took...

HS2 graduate programme boosts career prospects

HS2 Ltd’s graduate programme has helped to launch the careers of more than 50 former students since it first began in 2016 and this week, twelve graduates from ten UK universities were the latest to secure a place on...

HS2 station construction contract provides West Midlands jobs boost

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has announced that the contract to build HS2’s eco-friendly Interchange Station in the West Midlands, recently awarded to Laing O’Rourke, will support around 1,000 jobs over the next five years. This big new jobs boost...

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South Western Railway leads rail industry with roadmap to net zero by 2040

South Western Railway (SWR) has announced a landmark commitment and roadmap to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2040...