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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...

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...

HS2 begins foundation works for key A43 bridge

HS2 has begun foundation works for a key bridge that will take a major A road over the new high-speed railway just outside Brackley, after successfully completing the temporarily realignment of both carriageways. The A43 – which links Oxford, Brackley...

The Northolt Four! New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital. The 8.4-mile tunnel will run from Victoria...

Planning approval granted for final key West Midlands structures bringing HS2 into Birmingham

The final two major structures being built to bring HS2 into Birmingham have been approved by local councils - marking another significant milestone for the project. Approval has been granted for the design of two new viaducts, meaning eight “Key...

HS2 urges jobseekers to sign up for thousand new training opportunities

Jobseekers living near the HS2 route will benefit from 1,000 new training opportunities from this week thanks to funding secured by one of the project’s key subcontractors. More than 600 people have already passed through the three dedicated plant training...

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Work starts on Eaglescliffe station improvement scheme

Network Rail, Tees Valley Combined Authority, and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have started work to transform Eaglescliffe railway station and...