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HS2 reveals first design images for Washwood Heath Depot in Birmingham

The first design images have been revealed of Washwood Heath Depot, HS2’s maintenance facility and main control centre for the whole HS2 network, which will create over 550 jobs in the local area. The site, north east of Birmingham city...

HS2 reveals giant outdoor factory and training academy in Warwickshire

HS2’s civils partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), has opened the doors to its giant construction compound in Kingsbury, Warwickshire and revealed the scale of works underway ready to build one of the most complex sections of the HS2 route...

Updated HS2 designs near Lichfield bring environmental benefits

HS2’s designers have reduced the length of wall structures for the railway at Streethay from 1.6 kilometres to 420 metres, meaning 80% less concrete will be needed, supporting HS2’s ambition to cut carbon on the project. This will save around...

Businesses in Crewe step forward to play their part in HS2’s construction

A business event hosted in partnership with Crewe and Nantwich MP, Dr Kieran Mullan, has attracted interest from more than 40 companies in the local area who are all keen to play their part in HS2’s construction and seize...

HS2 welcomes planning permission approval for major Birmingham viaducts

HS2 Ltd has been granted planning permission by Birmingham City Council for two viaducts which will take the new high speed railway into Curzon Street Station in the city centre. Curzon Viaduct No.3 and Lawley Middleway Viaduct are part of...

HS2 to deliver seamless mobile connectivity

Passengers using Britain’s new high speed rail network will enjoy seamless mobile coverage delivering uninterrupted streaming and calls as trains speed through its tunnels, cuttings and open sections. Journeys on HS2 will make the days of hearing refrains familiar to...

Find out more about plans for HS2 in your area

HS2 Ltd, the company designing and building Britain’s new zero carbon high speed rail network, is encouraging communities to find out more about the latest proposals for the railway in their local area. In January 2022, HS2 submitted the High...

HS2 archaeological discoveries illuminate the Anglo-Saxon ‘Dark Ages’

Archaeologists working on HS2 have made discoveries of national significance, uncovering an Anglo-Saxon burial site in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Almost three quarters of the graves contained high quality grave goods, suggesting the site was the final resting place of a...

HS2 starts work on first pioneering ‘Green Tunnel’

HS2 today announced the start of construction at the site of its first innovative ‘green tunnel’, designed to blend the high speed railway into the landscape and reduce disruption for communities. Unlike a normal underground tunnel, the one-and-a-half mile...

HS2 trials ‘first of a kind’ electric drilling rig in bid to cut carbon in construction

HS2 Ltd’s construction partner Balfour Beatty VINCI Joint Venture (BBV), is currently trialling the world’s first all-electric, high-capacity drilling rig on a construction site in Warwickshire, as the Joint Venture steps up its plans to meet HS2 Ltd’s ambition...

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By Royal Appointment, Siggy Cragwell commemorates the Windrush Generation

Thameslink’s oldest employee, 82-year-old station assistant Siggy Cragwell, was a guest of honour at the unveiling of the National...