The announcement supports HS2 Ltd's commitment to create at least 2,000 apprenticeships during the life span of the project.
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High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is a public company, owned entirely by the the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), and it is the company building Britain’s new high-speed railway.
Upon delivery in 2021, HS2's two tunnel boring machines will bore through a combined total of 26 miles between London and West Ruislip.
HS2’s journey north accelerates as public consultation opens asking local communities to have their say on the railway’s proposed design refinements.
The project aims to cut emissions and carbon on its construction sites, and to create a greener way of designing and building the new railway.
By integrating HS2 and NPR, Transport for the North outlines that rail capacity will be released, carbon emissions cut and economic recovery propelled.
The concrete product will provide a reduction of 42 per cent in carbon emissions, with the remaining emissions being offset.
HS2 Ltd - the company building Britain’s new high-speed rail network - has announced the first five cutting-edge tech firms that will join its Innovation Accelerator programme.
HS2 Ltd has announced the formal start of construction on Britain's new high-speed rail project, highlighting the large number of jobs the project will be recruiting for in the coming months and years.
After achieving the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification at the design stage, the development of HS2's Interchange station in Solihull can now progress following gaining planning approval.
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.
Following the overwhelming response to its first call out to tech start-ups and innovative SMEs earlier in 2020, HS2 Ltd has now launched the second tranche of recruitment to its Innovation Accelerator programme.
The agreement with the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) will enable HS2 Ltd to be at the forefront of innovation in the rail sector, and help accelerate new technologies and products from research into market applications globally.
Named Florence and Cecilia, the two Tunnel Boring Machines have been completed in Germany and are now ready to be shipped to the UK to begin the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnel excavation.
HS2 Ltd has started the search for specialist contractors to deliver the high voltage power supply systems that will transfer electricity to the UK's new high-speed rail link and enable millions of people to enjoy low carbon journeys between London, Birmingham and the north of England.