Tags: High Speed 2

HS2 celebrates historic first tunnelling breakthrough

Massive Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in Warwickshire becomes first on the HS2 project to complete its full journey underground The first bore of the one-mile tunnel under Long Itchington Wood has been dug in seven months HS2 Ltd is today [Tuesday 26 July] celebrating the very first tunnelling breakthrough on Europe’s largest infrastructure project. A […]

HS2 reveals successful results of hydrogen generator trial

An HS2 construction site in London has held successful trials for two zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell-based electricity generators – cutting carbon and improving air quality for workers and the local community. The two GeoPura 250kVA hydrogen power units (HPUs) were trialled over the last year at HS2’s Victoria Road Crossover Box in Ealing, as a […]

HS2 reveals first rural footbridge design

HS2 today revealed the first images of the bridges that will carry rural footpaths and bridleways across the new high speed railway as it passes through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Northants. Made of weathering steel, the sides of the lightweight bridges will lean outwards to maximise views of the sky and improve the experience of […]

HS2 invites local community to see the extraordinary history of Coleshill Manor

HS2 is holding an event in Warwickshire as part of the Festival of Archaeology on 19th July HS2 archaeologists began excavating the previously unknown manor house in 2020 Video and photography available As part of this year’s Festival of Archaeology, the public are being invited to hear about the incredible archaeological excavation of a 16th […]

HS2 celebrates Bucks rail freight milestone as 100,000 lorry journeys taken off local roads

HS2 today confirmed that more than a million tonnes of construction material have been delivered by rail to the high speed rail’s work sites across Buckinghamshire, taking the equivalent of 100,096 HGV journeys off local roads. The huge milestone was achieved over eighteen months, with 583 trains delivering aggregate to three locations around Calvert and […]

Laing O’Rourke wins HS2 Interchange Station contract

HS2 Ltd has today announced that Laing O’Rourke Delivery Limited will build HS2’s new Interchange Station in Solihull, at the heart of Britain’s new high speed rail network, set to bring economic growth to the West Midlands economy. The contract, which is worth up to £370m, will see them work with HS2 Ltd in two […]

Foundation work begins on HS2’s carbon-saving Wendover Dean Viaduct

HS2 ground engineers have started work on the high speed rail project’s pioneering low-carbon Wendover Dean Viaduct, with an expert team sinking the first of more than 50 concrete piles that will form the foundations. Located south of the village of Wendover in Buckinghamshire, the 450m-long viaduct will be the first major railway bridge in […]

The rising star from the University of Bath helping to build HS2, Britain’s new zero carbon railway

As women across the world are celebrated for the role they play in the engineering sector, HS2 is shining a light on the emerging talent helping to build Britain’s new railway on International Women in Engineering Day (Thursday, 23 June 2022). 21-year-old Hannah Brown from Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire is a rising star on the […]

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 centre, is where HS2 trains will be maintained, serviced and stored when not in use, […]

Shropshire apprentice reaches the finals for HS2’s Apprentice of the Year award

21-year-old Harry Roberts from Crudgington in Shropshire has reached the finals of HS2’s Inspiration Awards and is now in the final three vying to be crowned HS2 Apprentice of the Year. Harry, who works as an apprentice engineering surveyor with Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), HS2’s civils construction partner for the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Staffordshire, […]