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New health and safety passport for HS2 workers

HS2 is working with Midland-based Biosite to develop a new initiative that will boost health and safety and competency insight across the supply chainThe company building England’s new high-speed rail network and its contractors have taken a major step...

HS2 to plant 730,000 trees by Spring 2021

Specialist ecology teams from HS2 will plant over 300,000 trees across the Phase One route during the winter monthsThis will take the total number of trees planted between London and the Midlands to over 730,000 by Spring 2021HS2 will...

Network Rail joins HS2 skills, jobs and training pledge in London

Construction firms involved in the building of HS2, including Network Rail, have set out long-term plans so people in seven London boroughs will benefit from the project.Network Rail has joined the others already in the scheme, made up of...

HS2 offers work experience to 30 students

HS2 is helping to support students who have deferred their university place due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering them work experience.To help students who had planned to study this year, but were offered a deferred...

HS2 wins award for bringing disabled into employment

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed railway, has won an award for its commitment to ensuring equality and transparency in its recruitment practices.The company’s resourcing team has been crowned winners of the Recruitment Team of the Year...

Trouble with track

It could be argued that the most important asset that a railway has is its track. On Network Rail’s website, under ‘About Us’, it states: “Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure. That’s 20,000 miles of track,...

Making rail more diverse

The rail industry has a seemingly eternal problem with attracting women and ethnic minorities into engineering roles.Rail is not the only industry to have this challenge, but it seems particularly bad at it. Clive Kessell, covering the Rail Industry...

Sunak’s Spending Review and its impact on rail

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his 2020 Spending Review, stating that his immediate priority was to protect people’s lives and livelihoods as the country continues to battle the outbreak - allocating £55 billion to tackle the virus next year.He...

SWR and Avanti reach agreement for future operations

The parent company of both South West Trains (SWR) and Avanti West Coast (in partnership with Trenitalia), First Group, has reached agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) on next steps for the two train operating companies.Both SWR and...

HS2 takes delivery of its first giant tunnelling machines

The first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used in the construction of HS2 have arrived in the UK.Built by Herrenknecht, a world leader in TBM manufacturing, at its factory in south-west Germany, the two 170-metre-long machines...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...