Tags: HS2 News

New research shows HS2 will drive £10billion economic uplift in the West Midlands in the next 10 years

New research shows that the future arrival of HS2 in the West Midlands is already driving huge investor confidence in the region, with data pointing to an economic uplift of £10billion over the next 10 years. Economic analysis of the areas close to HS2’s three hubs in the West Midlands – Curzon Street Station in […]

Timelapse footage shows M42 bridge demolition by HS2 contractors

Contractors working for HS2 have removed a 4,000 tonne bridge over the M42 to make way for the construction of the new high speed line across the motorway near the Interchange Station construction site in Solihull. A team of 20 demolition experts from Solihull-based firm Armac, working on behalf of HS2’s main works contractor in […]

HS2 announces more apprenticeship jobs as the UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

HS2’s commitment to creating ‘Skills for Life’ – the theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week – was reinforced today (5 February) as it confirmed more apprenticeship jobs will be created. Over 1,400 people, of all ages and backgrounds, have already secured an HS2 apprenticeship and are on track to boost their career. Today, recruitment […]

Shortlist announced to supply and operate HS2’s mass transit system at Interchange Station

HS2 Ltd today (31 January 2024) confirmed the shortlisted bidders to operate and maintain the assets required for the new mass transit system at Interchange station in Solihull. The contracts will require the winning bidder to work with HS2 Ltd to deliver the Automated People Mover (APM) and maintain its cable system operation for a […]

Investing in future talent: HS2 begins the search for more talented graduates

On 26th January, HSE launched its 2024 graduate recruitment programme to help the next generation of engineers, landscape designers, project managers and environmental specialists kickstart their careers. Successful candidates will spend two years working alongside some of the very best in the rail and construction sector, whilst benefitting from 1:1 mentoring and support to help […]

HS2 begins epic year-long, half-kilometre viaduct deck slide

Engineers this week began a delicate job that will see almost half a kilometre of bridge deck slid into position over the next year, high above the Misbourne Valley in Buckinghamshire, as HS2’s innovative Wendover Dean Viaduct enters a critical new stage of construction. The 450m-long viaduct will be the first major railway bridge in […]

HS2 asks local community to vote on Balsall Common Viaduct design details

The local community will be given the chance to vote on the appearance of a landmark HS2 viaduct near Solihull as part of the high-speed line’s commitment to inclusive design. Further design options for the appearance and patterning of Balsall Common Viaduct’s acoustic parapets, and the landscape around the structure, will be presented to the […]

HS2 marks major earthworks milestone as plans for new railway ‘nerve centre’ take shape

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), HS2’s construction partner for the region, led the operation to excavate over one million cubic metres of earth at the Washwood Heath site. As part of a cut and fill exercise, the recycled material has been cleaned and reused to level the ground, paving the way for detailed design and construction […]