The second tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Mary Ann, has started digging under Birmingham in the next phase of HS2.
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HS2 have announced the winner of the Interchange Station contract, which is worth up to £370 million.
HS2 have been given planning permission for two viaducts which will take the railway into Curzon Street Station in Birmingham’s city centre.
HS2’s design update for Cubbington includes new landscaped slopes and green bridges that will provide habitats and connections for wildlife.
Marking International Women’s Day, HS2 and its construction partners are hosting initiatives to encourage more women to start a career in construction.
HS2, alongside BBV, is launching an undergraduate programme that offers students the chance to gain valuable work experience.
The new Academy will upskill local people to secure a broad range of jobs on the West Midlands section of HS2 - Britain’s new high-speed railway.
With 30 new apprentices set to join the business in September 2021, HS2 is making progress in delivering on its promise to create 2,000 apprenticeships over the project’s lifetime.
HS2 Ltd has supported the development of advanced 4D learning technology that enables site teams to identify, record and resolve site hazards as part of a virtual construction sequence.
The new contract opportunities will provide thousands of businesses and their employees with guaranteed incomes, and help the country’s economic recovery, stated HS2 Ltd's CEO, Mark Thurston.
The announcement supports HS2 Ltd's commitment to create at least 2,000 apprenticeships during the life span of the project.
The deals with HS2 contractors will see GB Railfreight join forces with Rail Stone Solutions to deliver aggregates by rail to the high-speed rail project’s main construction compounds.
Over the next decade, up to 15,000 freight trains will haul 10 million tonnes of aggregate to HS2 construction sites, representing a massive reduction in carbon emissions and marking a significant investment for Britain’s rail freight sector.